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Old 10-28-2009, 06:17 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by jpr View Post
I believe you did the math wrong.

USA spec build dates for the E46 range from 10/97 to 2/05 with the facelift around 1/00 . 4/01 to 2/05 is a bit more than 3 months.

Edit - also, curiously enough, pre 4/01 build ZSP sway bars are stiffer than the ZHP bars
All correct

The zhp ONLY has more durable/stiff ball joints. That is all that differs it from its same model year ZSP cars in the suspension.

BMW used better dampers and stiffer sway bars on pre-4/01 ZSP 330s. Everything after 4/01 was the same. Springs only differ based on equipped options if anybody is wondering (weight of the car varies slightly).
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