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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 01-24-2011, 04:35 PM   #21
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Here you go--coupler
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Hm, the steering coupler part number for XI's should be 32306754165 - which doesn't match the one on your attached image..
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Old 01-24-2011, 04:50 PM   #22
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Hm, the steering coupler part number for XI's should be 32306754165 - which doesn't match the one on your attached image..
All I know is that it says that in the image. M54 325xi.
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:54 AM   #23
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All I know is that it says that in the image. M54 325xi.
Can you tell us how to get in on this unreasonable pricing for the steering part?

And good luck with the sale of your body parts.
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Old 01-25-2011, 08:25 AM   #24
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Can you tell us how to get in on this unreasonable pricing for the steering part?

And good luck with the sale of your body parts.
Went to ecstuning.com, link to BMW, to e46, to 325xi, to steering, Shaft --couplers show up (2 images) click on one or the other--one is for up to 4/2001 the other is after 4/2001--$48.61--Thats it--mine is up to 4/2001
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:00 AM   #25
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is it me, or do the sideskirts look exactly like stock E46 side skirts? is that front bumper just an add on over stock? $29?? that's nuts!
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Old 01-25-2011, 09:03 AM   #26
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is it me, or do the sideskirts look exactly like stock E46 side skirts? is that front bumper just an add on over stock? $29?? that's nuts!
Looks close-hard to tell from the pics.
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:34 PM   #27
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There's a little lip on each end, and I think they're a little
Deeper. The front lip is just an add on
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Old 01-25-2011, 03:13 PM   #28
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I just put the part number for the coupler in ECS and searched and it said $163, how did you get it for the price or the non xi E46's.
Because it says "Up to production date 09/2001". Guessing they made a change after that.
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Old 01-25-2011, 05:18 PM   #29
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That's correct
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Old 01-25-2011, 05:39 PM   #30
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Went to ecstuning.com, link to BMW, to e46, to 325xi, to steering, Shaft --couplers show up (2 images) click on one or the other--one is for up to 4/2001 the other is after 4/2001--$48.61--Thats it--mine is up to 4/2001


Both of those part numbers listed are for non-xi model cars.

Non-XI Coupler: From production date 04/2001. Mfg#: 32301094703
RealOEM P/N Result: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partxref.do?part=32301094703

Non-XI Coupler: Up to production date 04/2001. Mfg#: 32306752957
RealOEM P/N Result: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partxref.do?part=32306752957

The correct part number for XI-models should be: 32306754165.
XI Coupler @ ECSTuning: http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-330...54165/ES52464/
RealOEM P/N Result: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partxref.do?part=32306754165

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Old 02-13-2011, 12:10 AM   #31
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Both of those part numbers listed are for non-xi model cars.

Non-XI Coupler: From production date 04/2001. Mfg#: 32301094703
RealOEM P/N Result: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partxref.do?part=32301094703

Non-XI Coupler: Up to production date 04/2001. Mfg#: 32306752957
RealOEM P/N Result: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partxref.do?part=32306752957

The correct part number for XI-models should be: 32306754165.
XI Coupler @ ECSTuning: http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-330...54165/ES52464/
RealOEM P/N Result: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partxref.do?part=32306754165

Did that steering coupler work for you? The links posted is what I was getting at.
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:04 AM   #32
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Haven't had a chance to try it yet. Been too cold out. Then I nailed a huge pothole bent 2 wheels and thru the alignment out 2.3 degrees
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:15 AM   #33
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Haven't had a chance to try it yet. Been too cold out. Then I nailed a huge pothole bent 2 wheels and thru the alignment out 2.3 degrees
Dam that's ruff, was just wondering because I saw a preface xi in the junk yard and it had the long double joint coupler also.
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:25 PM   #34
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http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...42&hg=32&fg=30

32306754165 is the part number I put in and this is what ecs gave me.

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-325...54165/ES52464/

I Know in realoem it shows number 2 in the part number listing but when I put that part number in ecs the double jointed one is what it gives me.

If i search on ecs with just the year and model of my car it gives me the one you bought and thats not the one in my car, I know this for a fact because I have had it out.

This is what I got when I searched useing my car and model.I got this one and its wrong.
http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-325...w_All/ES52449/

ECS lists the one for regular RWD E46's as ones for our cars if you don't put in the BMW part number. Thats the problem.

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Old 02-27-2011, 08:56 AM   #35
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http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...42&hg=32&fg=30

32306754165 is the part number I put in and this is what ecs gave me.

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-325...54165/ES52464/

I Know in realoem it shows number 2 in the part number listing but when I put that part number in ecs the double jointed one is what it gives me.

If i search on ecs with just the year and model of my car it gives me the one you bought and thats not the one in my car, I know this for a fact because I have had it out.

This is what I got when I searched useing my car and model.I got this one and its wrong.
http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-325...w_All/ES52449/

ECS lists the one for regular RWD E46's as ones for our cars if you don't put in the BMW part number. Thats the problem.
I haven't had a chance to check it out--but I've heard the same thing from numerous members I'll return it if its wrong --which it probably is-- Thanks
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