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Have had my 96 2.5 auto for a couple of months.Unlike most of you I'm not looking to improve the performance,after 30 years of company cars,I'm don't like the feeling of actually paying for petrol(although if there are any performance mods that don't come with a fuel penalty I could be interested - I'm currently getting 26 miles to a UK gallon).

What I need is better rear suspension - mine seems very crude(crash,bang).I'm missing the magic carpet ride of the 325i I handed back in November.

Question - what are the best(adjustable?) rear shocks you can get for an MX6?I'm looking for comfort and noise reduction,rather than handling.

Happy New Year,

Ken Johnson
 

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The rear suspension on MX-6 is harder than the front but shouldn't make crashing or banging noises.

Might be worth looking at rear suspension bushes or condition of existing rear shocks.

It might be worth checking the tyre pressures too in case they've been blown up too hard.

Your best bet (in my limited knowledge) for the shocks is a specialised supplier of aftermarket components such as Demon Tweeks.

You're looking at considerable time (and possibly expense if you get someone to do the job for you) to set up new shocks. It will count as a modification so your insurers will need to know about it and you'll have to make sure the modified vehicle will pass an MOT (assuming you're UK).

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Ian Chequer
 

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An idea!

KYB, (basicaly oem replacments) should do just fine i had a similar problem i just replaced the struts ( TIRERACK.COM) cheapest i have found, u might want to replace the strut mounts while u are at it if u are going to keep the car for awhile. Tokico make a high performance adjustable strut they are pricey however, u can find those same place but ebay or some of the supliers on this forum are a good way to go.
 
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