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Old 08-04-2009, 03:25 PM   #1
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e30 bilstein insert ring

Does any body know where I can get these? In case you dont know what I mean, its the threaded collar/washer that holds the shock insert in the strut housing. I jsut bought a hartge kit and the guy didnt have the rings.
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:18 PM   #2
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Dealer. My Koni's never came with them, but they came with the Tokico's on my coupe. You can get them from your local dealership though. I can't give you the part number because there are 2 (or more) different shock tube diameters on E30's.
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:47 PM   #3
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Strut cap

You get it from Bilstein.
For some obscur reason, it's call a gland.

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Old 08-09-2009, 07:13 PM   #4
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does anyone know if these are regular bilstein sport gland nuts?
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The brand of strut insert has absolutely nothing to do with the collar nut. Part #6.
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...09&hg=31&fg=10
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I have the stock ones and the hole is too small for the shock.
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Old 08-10-2009, 01:45 PM   #7
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bilstein and koni gland nuts are much different, as the bilstein shock shaft is far larger than the koni - or any other aftermarket strut insert. as well, the bilstein gland nut has a seal built into it.

get them directly from bilstein, or find a local bilstein dealer and order through them.

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The brand of strut insert has absolutely nothing to do with the collar nut. Part #6.
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...09&hg=31&fg=10
i dont know what year that picture is, but i have never seen an e30 front strut with external threads. maybe came in the very early/very late models?
do not use this picture as a reference, that is the wrong part for your application.
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I have the stock ones and the hole is too small for the shock.
Ah, the hole is too small on the stock nut... I see. I was not aware that Bilstein had a thicker shaft.
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bilstein and koni gland nuts are much different, as the bilstein shock shaft is far larger than the koni - or any other aftermarket strut insert. as well, the bilstein gland nut has a seal built into it.

get them directly from bilstein, or find a local bilstein dealer and order through them.


i dont know what year that picture is, but i have never seen an e30 front strut with external threads. maybe came in the very early/very late models?
do not use this picture as a reference, that is the wrong part for your application.
The gland nut is externally threaded, not the strut housing.
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Old 08-11-2009, 07:30 PM   #10
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lol @ thread, but ya i need these 2....so to make this clear, u cant buy the larger external threaded nut from bmw for the bilstien shock?
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from the dealer

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...&fg=10&lang=en

It was offer for the Mtech option.
( found it for e30 83 Europ )
I guess all struts were born equal so US or early Europ should fit

Double check, I'm no expert.
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Old 08-12-2009, 04:19 AM   #12
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Ah, the hole is too small on the stock nut... I see. I was not aware that Bilstein had a thicker shaft.
thats what she said
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:43 AM   #13
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I just ordered 2 from Corner73, they were the only ones to ship in 1 week. Another company can get them from germany but that 6-8weeks shipping.
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