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Old 02-06-2011, 08:28 PM   #21
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On the check out page of TMS for the M3 sway, I think I'll have to lie and say I am buying it for a M3 since the product description says 'Fits M3 Only'
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:35 PM   #22
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On the check out page of TMS for the M3 sway, I think I'll have to lie and say I am buying it for a M3 since the product description says 'Fits M3 Only'
I bought it from the same place and did the same thing. I trust you confirmed all these parts fit the sedan?
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Old 02-06-2011, 08:50 PM   #23
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I bought it from the same place and did the same thing. I trust you confirmed all these parts fit the sedan?
I've read from multiple posters that the front M3 swaybar fits non-m cars.

I am about to buy some front end links from pelican parts, found a 10 dollar off 50 code in my email! Score!. I just need to buy 7 dollars more of stuff to reach 50 or 32 more to get free shipping too.

my original spread sheet is such a mess now

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Old 02-06-2011, 09:05 PM   #24
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I've read from multiple posters that the front M3 swaybar fits non-m cars.

I am about to buy some front end links from pelican parts, found a 10 dollar off 50 code in my email! Score!. I just need to buy 7 dollars more of stuff to reach 50 or 32 more to get free shipping too.

my original spread sheet is such a mess now

Lol. I imagine that it is but given the various new parts sources people have offered up and the adjustments to some of your choices, I think you'll end up making a very decent savings over your original estimates. I went through almost exactly the same process as you, with spreadsheets etc, so it's kinda cool to see someone else making virtually all the same choices. Your ride is going to be amazing when it's all done. I'm currently compiling a list of all the changes, pre-emptive maintenance and mods I have done to my car but for the moment I've stopped because it just looks scary and reminds me of how much dough I have dropped. Not a good thing to be reminded of when I am about to do another major bout of pre-emptive maintance come the spring time.

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Old 02-06-2011, 09:08 PM   #25
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Lol. I imagine that it is but given the various new parts sources people have offered up and the adjustments to some of your choices, I think you'll end up making a very decent savings over your original estimates. I went through almost exactly the same process as you, with spreadsheets etc, so it's kinda cool to see someone else making virtually all the same choices. Your ride is going to be amazing when it's all done.
Thanks, I'm really looking forward to it.

Checking with RealOEM, the rear sway link for the sedan and the convertible are the same, so I am assuming the rear sway-bars are interchangeable too.
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:13 PM   #26
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Thanks, I'm really looking forward to it.

Checking with RealOEM, the rear sway link for the sedan and the convertible are the same, so I am assuming the rear sway-bars are interchangeable too.
I would assume so.
This is the link to the 20mm part at a great price. http://www.bmwmercedesparts.com/part...layCatalogid=0

In the unlikely event it doesn't fit, it's not a hugely expensive mistake and i am sure you could sell it to someone with a coupe. But I do think it fits. I would ask/search just a little further if you want to be sure.
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:15 PM   #27
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Here's a thread that says coupe and sedan rear sways are interchangeable. Almost 100% certain that the Vert sway I got was identical to the coupe one I took off. Just a little thicker.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=760077
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:49 PM   #28
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Here's a thread that says coupe and sedan rear sways are interchangeable. Almost 100% certain that the Vert sway I got was identical to the coupe one I took off. Just a little thicker.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=760077
Thanks man, you have been a great help. RealOEM lists the same P/N for the rear sway bar for a coupe and sedan.


Here is a slightly updated spreadsheet so far.

Getting a used strut would save me a bunch more.
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:04 PM   #29
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Good luck. Btw there are at least 3 used oem sport springs threads in the classifieds section. May all be for coupe. Not sure if the coupe and sedan springs are the same. But to give you an idea they are going for something in the 60 to 80 dollar range and all have low, low miles on them. Spreadsheet looks good.
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