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    E30 M3 Strut Length?

    Hey all-

    Does anyone know the difference in strut length from M3 to i? As far as I know, the M3 is 51mm diameter like the i, but is a bit shorter. I could be wrong though. I noticed Koni offers a different p/n for front M3 struts (hence the curiosity), but Bilstein doesn't appear to have a variation.

    I appreciate it-
    Last edited by AWDBOB; 04-07-2018, 06:12 PM.
    1990 Brilliantrot 325iS, 3.1L M20 Build Thread
    1990 Brilliantrot 325iS, daily Build Thread
    1989 Zinnoberrot M3 Build Thread

    #2
    Bump. I'm interested in know this too. Getting ready to buy front Koni's.
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      #3
      As far as I have found out, they are the exact same strut inserts dimensionally. The reason the M3 has a different part number is due to it having a 4cyl engine, and thus Koni deemed it necessary to have different valving up front.
      1990 Brilliantrot 325iS, 3.1L M20 Build Thread
      1990 Brilliantrot 325iS, daily Build Thread
      1989 Zinnoberrot M3 Build Thread

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        #4
        On e30 325i and e30 m3 are 51mm diameter. Length wise I see now differences.
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          #5
          Great, thanks guys!
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            #6
            Just FYI, sway bar mounts are different.
            Originally posted by Matt-B
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