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Old 02-09-2003, 02:57 PM
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suspension question

Will the OEM sport suspension on the e46 coupe fit the e46 sedan or are they different?


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Old 02-10-2003, 09:32 AM
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Yes they'll fit. Yes they're different (depending on your definition of "suspension).

The springs, shocks, and sways are direct swaps. The control arms are different but I also believe they're direct swaps.
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Old 02-10-2003, 10:20 AM
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Yes they'll fit. Yes they're different (depending on your definition of "suspension).

The springs, shocks, and sways are direct swaps. The control arms are different but I also believe they're direct swaps.
Thanks Hack , I was referring to the springs, shocks, and sways.

What is different about the two? Are the ones on the coupe lower, stiffer, etc than say on the sedan or is the difference unnoticeable?

I've notice that BMW part numbers on the strut assembly and shocks are different for the coupe and sedan, and part numbers for the coupe and sedan are different with after market shocks and struts such as Koni and Bilstein as well.

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The coupe suspension is identical to the sedan sports suspension parts, if you are just concerned with the springs, shocks and sways...Right down to the part numbers.

There is NO special sports suspension for the coupe, at least not for North America bound cars. Also, 330's get standard sports suspension so 330i will have the same suspension parts with or without sports package.
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