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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 03-19-2014, 03:37 PM
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which Bilstein shock for my car?

Now that my 1990 325i Saloon 4 door car is running pretty good I need to do something about the way the car "floats" . Both the shocks and struts are in need of replacement. I don't have the money to do the struts but I think I can start with the shocks and get the struts in a month or two. I am not a very aggressive driver, and I don't intend on towing anything. Which shock and which strut do I need. Can I get by without the upper shock mount? If I cant can I use a monroe or KYB upper shock mount with the blistein?
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Old 03-19-2014, 04:27 PM
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which Bilstein shock for my car?

if the car is lowered use the hd. and you could use a generic strut mount since youre not really using the car as as a racer. and you do want to replace the mounts because you dont want to remove everything a couple months down the road

the konis are also good struts to go with, i used monroes, theyre not the best, but they get you down the road safely


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Old 03-19-2014, 04:46 PM
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THe car is not lowered and which monroe shock do you use
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Old 03-19-2014, 08:03 PM
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just the basic over the counter from autozone. i was pretty strapped on cash and one strut was blown. honestly ive only really used monroe struts and shocks. my truck is actually my first vehicle (except my ducati) thats getting something different. most likely konis


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