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Old 04-20-2012, 09:53 PM   #1
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Front Struts

Hey i have a 1990 bmw 520i import from germany and i am replacing the front struts. my car is sadly on jackstand in my driveway :/ the ones that i have takin out are boge 36-676-F and the ones i bought... bilsteins PNE3118BG well arent the correct ones. since i cant simply put 1990 520i into online stores like bmaparts.com just cuz they dont use import models, im not sure which car to put in instead so i can purchase the correct front strut inserts... i need help asap since i need my car and well its sittin in my driveway with no struts :/ also realoem.com shows 31321139409 part# as a regular replacment but also shows 31322227038 part# for replacment for "rough suspension" which i have no clue WTF that means? and a 1990/07 to 1991/09 uses 31322227038 part# as a regular replacement so my question is can i use the strut inserts from a 535 in my 520i?

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Old 04-22-2012, 07:08 PM   #2
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:10 PM   #3
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No clue bra. Sorry. Usually realoem is correct. Did you enter the correct production month? Might throw it off?? Call up a dealer first thing Monday
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:15 PM   #4
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Ya i put in my vin #, im thinkin of callin them, thanks
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:29 AM   #5
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Hello, the PNE3118BG that you purchased are for the 92-95 e34 which uses a slightly different strut mount. answer to your question is yes, yes you can use the front inserts from a 1988-1991 535i. Pictures always help to solve a problem faster.
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:33 AM   #6
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yes thanks i figured that out! car is bck on the road thanks!!
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1988 535i M30 (Turbo Build)
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1994 525it M50 (Beater)
2009 335i (Daily)
1997 M3 (Donor Car)
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Old 05-08-2012, 02:09 PM   #7
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yes thanks i figured that out! car is bck on the road thanks!!
you are more than welcome, I try to help when i can. finish your post with problem solved and how you solved it. It will surely help someone else one day.
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:49 PM   #8
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Problem solved!! I used realoem, and my local parts store to help narrow down my options, and i figured it out! Thanks again pals!
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1989 535i M30 (Beater)
1994 525it M50 (Beater)
2009 335i (Daily)
1997 M3 (Donor Car)
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