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    E36 rear shocks on E30 - possible?

    I purchased a pair of AST 4100 front E36 fitment coilovers for my E36/Z3 5 lug E30. The guy I purchased the fronts from has the AST rear dampers available still.

    I was curious, has anyone been able to run these on an E30 with no issue? Noob question, I know, but I do have a chance to get these for a pretty damn good deal and didn't really know if they would work (lots of conflicting info.)
    Portland, Oregon
    E28M5 | E30S50 | E30M3

    #2
    from what i've been told and read up on, the e36 wont work since its longer. but i think that the only factor. im not sure, but sick coilovers!
    Originally posted by evandael
    a car is a car. call it a dildo, i'd still drive the hell out of it.

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      #3
      Too tall, maybe buy them then resell so you can buy a set of e30 rears?

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        #4
        They'll fit. You could always run them with the "tall" shock mounts GC sells so they aren't bottomed out all the time.
        BimmerHeads
        Classic BMW Specialists
        Santa Clarita, CA

        www.BimmerHeads.com

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          #5
          Well, I bought them. Time to order GC tall mounts.
          Portland, Oregon
          E28M5 | E30S50 | E30M3

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            #6
            They showed up over the weekend. Easily 3/4" longer than a stock E30 shock.

            Anyone want some really nice E36 AST 4100 rears or trade for the exact same thing, but for an E30? Lol
            Portland, Oregon
            E28M5 | E30S50 | E30M3

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              #7
              Originally posted by Austin! View Post
              They showed up over the weekend. Easily 3/4" longer than a stock E30 shock.
              That's what the tall shock mount is for. ;)
              BimmerHeads
              Classic BMW Specialists
              Santa Clarita, CA

              www.BimmerHeads.com

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                #8
                I am using E36 ASTs on my 5 lug e30. I am making my own shock mount extensions. We have used these on 2 other cars and they work fine.

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