View Full Version : 5 lug swap front suspension question

09-16-2008, 06:51 PM

i have all part's needed for the front now im not real sure what kinda suspension i wanne use i have the e36 M3 spindel and brake setup i was thinking to get a regular e36 coilover for the front now i notice that the m3 has the same springs size as a e30 and reg. e36 have a bigger spring
what kinda suspension e36 or m3 e36 is the way to go now ???? but for sure i wanne go coilover will a regular e36 coilover fit

craz azn
09-16-2008, 11:00 PM
Make a custom strut housing out of the e36 strut, use the e30 shock cartridge, and put in said coilover sleeve ie. Ground Control. And match the spring rate to the e30, not the e36, as those are generally stiffer.

Will a regular e36 coilover fit? Not sure. Is the shock length the same? Spring rate? How about the top strut mount? Will it fit the e30?

09-17-2008, 09:13 AM
strut mount e30 and e36 are almost the same
m36 m3 has the same springs then a e30

but still thanks