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Brucey
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Re: Advice needed for suspension upgrade kit

Post by Brucey » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:29 pm

BMWFanatic2008 wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:39 am
Do you know why 34-000243 and 24-007306 (B6) in the link that you've provided don't have pre-82 E24 in the list of compatible cars, only E12 528/530? I assume that's a typo?
I would assume so; try checking the BMW parts database (ETK) to see that they are indeed one and the same thing.
Re: coilover springs and stock protection tube. Are you referring to ground control coilover kit?
not specifically, but they are much of a muchness in this regard. I have seen 'coilover springs' fitted to bilstien dampers and the result is the shock shaft usually has no means of protection, which it needs.

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Re: Advice needed for suspension upgrade kit

Post by BMWFanatic2008 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:25 am

Brucey wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:29 pm
BMWFanatic2008 wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:39 am
Do you know why 34-000243 and 24-007306 (B6) in the link that you've provided don't have pre-82 E24 in the list of compatible cars, only E12 528/530? I assume that's a typo?
I would assume so; try checking the BMW parts database (ETK) to see that they are indeed one and the same thing.
Good thing I checked. The correct pair is: 34-002292 and 24-008020. You actually had this info in another (older) post. Thanks!

It's confusing. I thought E12 and pre-82 had the same suspension and all components were interchangeable.

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Re: Advice needed for suspension upgrade kit

Post by Brucey » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:15 am

if my understanding of the (many different) Bilstein numbering systems is correct then 34-000243 might be the same part as used to be known as P36-0243. I think this maybe is not a part that fits any E12 chassis in fact....

I've posted so much on this topic (mostly because Bilstein keep changing the fecking numbers on the shocks they make, or because their daft retailers create duff listings) that I have lost track. You may find more information amongst these other old posts of mine;

search.php?keywords=P36-0243&terms=all& ... mit=Search

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Re: Advice needed for suspension upgrade kit

Post by GRNSHRK » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:01 pm

Fanatic, regarding this quote, it's my understanding that while Billy may not have listed the pre-82 E24 chassis fitment, these do exchange freely with the E12 528i/530i chassis :-k
Do you know why 34-000243 and 24-007306 (B6) in the link that you've provided don't have pre-82 E24 in the list of compatible cars, only E12 528/530? I assume that's a typo?
Think if you have checked the B&G website, they likely only listed E12 models as well, but these springs will fit the series I E24 chassis [-o<
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