Say goodbye to rear end clunks! With the
introduction of the Rogue Engineering Rear Shock Mounts, you have a
high quality, rebuildable, easily serviceable rear shock
Fits the following
Rogue Engineering Rear Shock Mount Set
Problems with Factory MountsThe factory BMW rear shock mounts are
generally a little soft, to provide the most possible acoustically
dampening in the vehicle. However, design precludes them from being
stout enough to withstand the rigors of aftermarket suspension, or
even badly damaged roads. A decent sized pothole can send a
perfectly good factory rear shock mount to pop out, making it
entirely useless necessitating replacement. Upgrading to E46 M3
rear mounts (a popular alternative) is not a guarantee that it
doesn't happen again and again.
Because of poor design and extensive abuse, stock
BMW rear shock mounts often fail with the inner metal sleeve
separating from the rubber bushing. Usually, this manifests itself
as squeaking, rattling, clunking and deflection of the
rear shock mount, leading to poor suspension performance and a
great deal of annoyance. Replacing the RSM's with OEM units
provides temporary relief, but invariably they fail again, usually
in 20K miles or so, but often MUCH less when aftermarket high
performance shocks are used.
Engineering Rear Shock Mount Features
By producing a rear shock machined from 6061-T6 aluminum, we are
able attain a more stable, and stiffer platform which to mount the
top of the rear shock. However, rather than use race-only spherical
bearings or even overly stiff urethane bushings, we specify Shore A
65 hardness rubber bushings (approximately 30% stiffer than the
factory bushings) to allow for some level of street comfort. The
orientation of the bushings makes it impossible for the bushings to
"pop out" in the manner which the factory mounts fail. If required,
the bushings are also replaceable, when the time comes to rebuild
Other important details include the use of 303
stainless steel components (compressions washers and spacers) for
long-lasting corrosion resistance. All other hardware is either
Grade 8 or better, treated with a yellow zinc plate, again for
Protection and Quick Installation/RemovalAnother feature is the
reinforcement assembly which secures the rear shock mount to the
vehicle. By reinforcing the top of the shock tower in the vehicle,
it protect against the rear shock from ripping out the sheet
Additionally, the reinforcement has its hardware
welded to it, allowing for the rear shock mount to become a
bottom-mount design. This means that if the rear shocks need to be
removed, it only requires removing the two nuts and the single bolt
at the bottom of the shock. Once installed, there is no need to completely disassemble the
trunk area to gain access. If being used with a rear strut
tower brace, the reinforcement assembly may be mounted from the
bottom, so that the rear shock mount can be secured in the
The Rogue Engineering Rear Shock Mounts are
designed to be used with standard 10mm rear shocks, but can also be
used with 12mm adjustable race shocks with the use of optional
*Shock mounts modified for convertible 3 Series cars
have the reinforcement plate cut to fit in the confined area
resulting from the soft top design. Z3 convertible cars will take
the standard stock mount design.
Rogue Engineering Rear Shock Mount
From Wade Atkins of Chester, Virginia on 7/26/2012.
Excellent Product. A must have to stiffen up the rear end of your car. These mounts are far superior to their wimpy factory BMW counterparts.
From andrew of clifton springs, New York on 12/19/2011.
install went well. product seems well made. its nature of the car but wish was little cheaper atleast the opitional washers, they are just regular washers. would recommend over stock part
From Anonymous of Keller, Texas on 11/21/2011.
Best way to mount rear shocks on e36/e46. Easy access to mounting bolts from under car.. Where you will be if you are swapping shocks.. Not the trunk!
From Michael Stettenbenz of Riverside, Connecticut on 9/9/2011.
got these after cracking my shock tower, really shoulda done it a long time ago. High quality pieces, very simple install.
Why buy anything else?
From Ben, Rogue Engineering of Providence, Rhode Island on 9/29/2010.
Rebuildable, for street or track, easy to put together, reinforced rear shock tower, quick removal of rear shocks. What more would you want?! Awesome product!
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