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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 03-05-2013, 06:38 PM
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Mein Auto: 1989 BMW 325i Convertible
suspension question

I drive a BMW 325i convertible. the PO converted it to AWD. I know that the struts are at a different angle for the ix model, but the car seems to still have the struts from the convertible. I'm looking for coilovers. i know the diameter is 51mm. would it be safe if i got coilovers for the convertible? or for an ix? what are the problems that could arise with non ix coilovers on the CV?
any answers help. Thanks!
-Mike
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:41 PM
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go for the convertible because the car itself is heavier. but youll want to get a higher spring rate because of the added weight of the awd. so say if the rate is 550lbs, go 600, it wont be that much higher, but its enough to make the car have a whole new feel in the corners.
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