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Old 10-20-2011, 07:45 PM   #1
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Can e46 m3 suspension fit e46 330 ???

Can the Ground Control Koni Street/Track suspension setup from the E46 M3 fit the E46 330 ???????????????
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Old 10-21-2011, 08:21 AM   #2
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Yes, I believe, but I do not know how this will affect the handling. I know companies make coilovers that cover both m's and non-m's but there must be a reason these guys make two separate kits.
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Old 11-06-2011, 11:58 AM   #3
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Spring rates I think you will find.
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Old 11-08-2011, 02:41 PM   #4
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Should fit, though if you're swapping camber plates as well, keep in mind that most companies make the M3 plates less aggressive, as they have more camber stock.
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:01 PM   #5
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I recently asked Ground Control this very same question, and while I recommend you contact them directly, I believe the answer is YES, except for the E46 Street and E46 Hybrid camber plates--those are specific to M3 or non-M.
--Rear shocks will fit
--RSMs will fit
--Springs should be the same size (not sure of recommended rates are exactly the same)
--Rear spring height adjusters will fit (non-M kit comes with reinforcement plates for cast aluminum upper control arm)
--Front struts will NOT fit stock non-M strut mounts
--But you can use the kit with Ground Control E46 non-M street camber plates (not strut mounts)
--Or I believe the GC E46 race camber plates (not strut mounts) fit both M and non-M

I was trying to buy the GC-valved Koni shock and dampers without their coilover kit or camber plates, with plans to use them with my stock strut mounts and TMS fixed camber plates. But they told me the front strut shafts on their specially valved Koni struts were 16mm not 14mm, so I also bought their E46 non-M Street camber plates to make it all work and have been pretty happy. Except now I think my stock springs might be too soft for track days and I need to get their coilover conversion kit.
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Old 11-15-2011, 11:44 AM   #6
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I currently run an M3 GC setup on my non-m 330ci(bought it used). Works fine.

And yeah, from my previous research is that if you run camber plates you can run m3 suspension.
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Old 01-06-2012, 04:34 PM   #7
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What about the other way around? I have the bilstein ride control on my non-m sedan and likes the fact it's electronically adjusted.. And I'm converting my sedan to a track car so ride control will be useless..
So can a non-M coilover set up fit on Ms?
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As long as your suspension includes the top mount, it'll work just fine, though it may sit a little lower on an M3, as the M3 is heavier. If you can control ride height, it'll work fine on any non-Xi E46.
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Bumping this from the dead.

Conversely - I'm going to be buying a non-M suspension for my Sedan, but I plan on upgrading the rear end with an M3 Subframe and the works. Will the Shocks and Springs in the rear work in conjunction with the M3 rear control arms and mounting points? If the only difference is the spring rates, then I think I'm okay to follow through with my order when the time comes. Just need some feedback from people who know, as my vendor is unsure of the fitment due to the nature of the rear end swap being uncommon and all.

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Old 02-15-2013, 09:16 PM   #11
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Was the ground control set up from the M3 you bought a direct swap or did you have to change camber plates?
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the rear will be M3 rear will be fine with non-M shocks and springs
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I just took the TC Klines with Vorshlag plates off my 330, they go on my m3 with no issues. We'll see what happens when I align it.
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:56 AM   #14
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I currently run an M3 GC setup on my non-m 330ci(bought it used). Works fine.

And yeah, from my previous research is that if you run camber plates you can run m3 suspension.
So if I bought a coilover set or shocks and springs that were meant for an m3 it would fit my 330ci?
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