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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 06-04-2014, 03:29 PM
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BMW e46 Springs

I found h&r e46 wagon springs and I wonder if they would fit my 2003 bmw 330xi? And what's the difference between sedan and wagon springs?
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Old 06-05-2014, 02:20 AM
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The wagon is approximately 170 lbs heavier than the sedan. I'd imagine that wagon springs allow for that plus the heavier load carrying ability that the wagon offers.


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Old 06-05-2014, 08:10 AM
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I found h&r e46 wagon springs and I wonder if they would fit my 2003 bmw 330xi? And what's the difference between sedan and wagon springs?
Are the wagon springs for a 325xit?

The real problem is that the 'xi has different height springs than other sedans, and non-xi wagons. You need to change the shocks and strut cartridges if you change the spring height - most people use coil-overs if they do this.

You need to do a little more research before doing this to an 'xi sedan to understand what you need and what you're doing.
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The springs on your XI are also taller to allow more ground clearance for all wheel drive scenarios, so putting lower springs on could negatively affect your drivetrain. If you are going to go this route you should also replace all other suspension components, as lowering a car on stock shocks will blow them out soon afterward.


EDIT: Floyd beat me to it! OP stated that they are H&R springs, so they are definitely lower than stock height.
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