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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 01-01-2013, 09:30 AM   #1
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Bilstein HDs For 325xiT

Been getting some conflicting information about the correct part number for Bilstein HD rear shocks for a 09/2001 325xiT. Some sources suggest that the xi sedan and wagon [touring] use the same replacement rear shock.

Can anyone provide the number for the Bilstein HD shock known to be the correct one?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:34 PM   #2
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Use the e36 m3 rear bilsteins with the front HDs if you are lowering at all (eibach springs). Otherwise the sedan rear HDs will work, unless someone on this forum disagrees. I don't have a wagon but I've seen bilsteins on a few wagons.
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:30 PM   #3
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If you can use the rears off of a e36 (M or Non M) can you use the fronts? Only reason I ask is because I've got a brand new set with no home.

Edit: nevermind I'm a idiot, the connection between the spindles are different

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Old 01-01-2013, 02:27 PM   #4
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I've been running Bilstein hd sedan shocks front and rear on my 325xit, not lowered. I like them
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