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    I have noticed some manufacturers hot tuning for example list their coilover kits for E36 92-98, does anyone know what differences the 91 model has regarding suspension?
     
     

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    The early E36 front suspension is very slightly different. The Anti-roll bar links attach to the shock absorbers. The later links attach through the lower arms.
    You can retro fit the later style struts as they will fit the same.
    You will need the later style anti-roll bar links to attach them to the lower arms.
    I have done all this on my '91 318 with no problems
     
     

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    Also the top suspension mounts are different as well as the struts obviously
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve23002 View Post
    The early E36 front suspension is very slightly different. The Anti-roll bar links attach to the shock absorbers. The later links attach through the lower arms.
    You can retro fit the later style struts as they will fit the same.
    You will need the later style anti-roll bar links to attach them to the lower arms.
    I have done all this on my '91 318 with no problems
    My front anti-roll bar does not attach to the shock ( see pics ), does this run true with the later models (even though mine is a '91)
     
     

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    Sorry, here are the pics i meant to include on my last post!
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    Looking at your pics mate, the roll bar links do attach to the brackets on the shock absorber.
    Here is a pic of mine with the later style links attached to the lower arms.
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    Read here for e36 suspension info http://www.protoworks.com/cgi-bin/C-...Are_Like_Legos
     
     

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    I just had all this with my 1991 325i.

    I ordered the coilovers (Not Hottuning) and was told they fit. But ended up needing new anti roll bar, short drop links so it could be attached to the control arm, brackets that attached to the control arm to connect the droplinks to (not the shock as was previously done,) and then had to also get new top mounts.

    wasnt too expensive, and to be honest, new anti roll bars and drops links are always a good idea when its in pieces.

    I was told that the later 91 cars were the newer design.
     
     

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    Are the saloon and coupe anti roll bars the same?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by danm54 View Post
    Are the saloon and coupe anti roll bars the same?
    No, Coupe is 25mm.

    Saloon varies from 22.5mm, 24mm and 25.mm

    Very early M sport roll bars are 23mm, later(10/1991 >) are 25.5mm
     
     

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