Top Mount Help for Bilstein B14s

Discussion in 'Suspension, Brakes & Steering' started by suj, May 3, 2017.

  1. suj

    suj Paid Member

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    Hi all,

    I need to now get my Bilstein B14s fitted, just a few questions regarding top mounts / bits I need.

    * Top mounts, I think I am sorted for these (guy at work has a brand new genuine set in the garage from when he had a 197 last year)
    * I need top nut for the top mount (so I don't have to undo the standard suspension one), does anyone know the part number? Also I assume for rear too
    * How does the rear dampers mount onto the body at the top? I assume I will need these "top mounts" too?
    * For the rear dampers, I didn't have any bumpstops or dustcovers, do I need to purchase standard items or should they have come with the coilovers (pic below with what I got from Steve Murr).
    * If you look at the pic below, that is everything I got but I didn't get any instructions (any one have the instructions?) could anyone tell me what order the rings go, so I can pre-assemble before I fit.
    * Anything else anyone suggest doing? I was thinking of maybe doing anti-rotation links and ARB links while there, but anything else?

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    Sorry for all the questions, I like making sure I know everything before I start doing something like this lol.

    Thanks in advance.
     

  2. PAUL JA

    PAUL JA Paid Member

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    I remember when fitting the Billy rear dampers you have to drill out the mounting bush(es) to take the damper piston rod as its a larger diameter than standard
     
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  3. TB Rich

    TB Rich

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    Rears:
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    Don't need to drill anything, just slip the rubber bush on which is 2-piece.


    Fronts:
    IMG_20170503_135358.jpg

    It's just a basic M12 nylock nut and C washer. 34Nm is what Bilstein list on another page. Iirc is Renault list 60Nm on their specs - tbh an impact wrench is the best way so couple of rattles and done.
     
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  4. PAUL JA

    PAUL JA Paid Member

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    "Don't need to drill anything, just slip the rubber bush on which is 2-piece"

    The Oem rubber bushes at the rear had a metal insert and we had to drill them !
     
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  5. TB Rich

    TB Rich

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    Very strange, didn't need to do anything to mine and no mention in the manual, just says fit original mounting parts according to sketch - perhaps you needed more elbow grease :wink: lol. Having said that I don't recall mine being stiff in the slightest so perhaps they thinned the spindles down, yours must have been one of the first B14 kits I guess?
     
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  6. PAUL JA

    PAUL JA Paid Member

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    I believe it was one of the first kits, so as you say they may have reduced the shaft diameter so the bushes don't have to be modified
     
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  7. suj

    suj Paid Member

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    Thanks Paul, I'll keep eye out (why I want to get all bits beforehand, as I know what cars can be like haha).


    Rich, that is amazing and I owe you a pint next time I see you mate!
    Could I be cheeky and ask if you can PM (or email) me a scanned copy of the whole thing? I'm in no massive rush, just will help when fitting / torquing up etc.

    Thanks guys, I really appreciate it :smile:
     
  8. TB Rich

    TB Rich

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    Yeah no worries mate, PM me your email.
     
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  9. suj

    suj Paid Member

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    Massive thanks to @TB Rich for sending over a copy of the Instruction manual for Bilstein B14, it is going to be a massive help :smile:
     
  10. tcw

    tcw Paid Member

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    I don't suppose either of you could send me a copy?
     
  11. suj

    suj Paid Member

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    PM your email address and I can
     
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