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Old 05-05-2006, 01:25 PM   #1
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front strut bar fitment?

ok, so there's a guy doing a group buy on Sparco front strut bars

my question is, will it fit an E36 convertible?

he claims its universal for E36's, and it will fit both sedan and coupe.

can anyone please let me know if the convertible is the same?
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Old 05-05-2006, 04:34 PM   #2
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they do, the strut position is the same on both models, the only thing you have to worry about is if you have obd1 or obd2. there is (i think a throttle sensor or different MAF)
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Old 05-05-2006, 04:41 PM   #3
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how much are they going for?
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Old 05-05-2006, 05:48 PM   #4
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While the strut tower placement is NOT the same on all e36's, Sparco has managed to get around this by making only half-plates that bolt up to the strut towers instead.

It will fit your convertible.

Here is the Sparco front strut tower bolted up with reinforcement plates beneath.

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Old 05-05-2006, 05:52 PM   #5
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justin: can u take a look at this thread...

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=70662

it shows the E30 strut bars as you do, with half plates. but then scroll down further, and it shows a pic for the E36 bar, with full circle plates.
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Old 05-05-2006, 07:10 PM   #6
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It may not fit... I'd get a test-fit done first. There are a few members on this forums with 318's who have purchased upper strut bars to find the bolts don't line up...
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Old 05-06-2006, 02:11 AM   #7
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ew i wasnt aware of this.. thanks justin for catching my mistake
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Old 05-08-2006, 11:15 AM   #8
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**** it. im not taking the risk.
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