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Old 03-15-2014, 01:04 PM
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Have struts from 1992 525it complete with springs.

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Are the springs the same as those on my 1995 525i????
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Old 03-15-2014, 03:40 PM
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The 1995 525i springs measure .522" in diameter and the 1992 525it springs measure .530" in diameter, but they look similar in height and number of coils.....?????
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Old 03-15-2014, 03:59 PM
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Cross check the part numbers on realoem.com.........
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Old 03-15-2014, 04:21 PM
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Cross check the part numbers on realoem.com.........
Good idea...

1995 BMW 525i front spring part number 31332226669

However, real OEM does not even have a listing for the front springs on a 1992 525it...
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Old 03-15-2014, 05:06 PM
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Wagon springs have a red paint code and larger .530" diameter and slightly taller.

Sedan has green paint code and smaller .522" diameter and slightly shorter.

They will physically interchange, but I think the wagon spring would alter my ride height....
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AFAIK the front depend on the engine type, (irrespective of body type), while the rear depend on the body type (irrespective of the engine)
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Old 03-16-2014, 12:41 AM
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Could be, Andy....I stuck with the 'green dot' .522" OD springs since the car sat level and looked good. The old struts were TOTALLY blown out!!!!!!

I am still at the shop. I have been working on the car since 3:00pm. Thus far I have replaced the front struts, new front rotors, ceramic pads, brake fluid change to ATE SL.6, new trans mounts, exhaust bracket mounts, exhaust hangers, oil change, oil level sensor 'O' ring, cabin filter and tire rotation....
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