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Old 03-21-2007, 07:12 PM   #1
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Z3 m roadster steering rack swap E30?

I'm planning to do a rack swap in my vert.

I came across a rack that is apparently from a Z3 M Roadster, and also fits all euro E36 sedan or coupe. The part apparently doesn't fit the Z3 roadster or coupe, nor does it match the US spec E36.

The research I've done says that Z3 or any US spec E36 rack will fit. It doesn't say the M Roadster or euro spec E36 racks won't fit.

I don't know the difference in racks between a euro spec and US spec E36, but assuming there is none, why wouldn't the euro rack be suitable for use to swap on an E30?

Can anyone confirm the euro spec rack will not fit, and if not, why?
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Old 03-31-2008, 11:47 AM   #2
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Should fit. the 95 e36 M3 rack is the same as the eurospec M3... and thats whats in my car at the moment...
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Old 03-31-2008, 12:09 PM   #4
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i briefly looked and even on '02 s54 powered z3 roadster, the rack is the same as on, say, 98 e36 m3

so it looks like it'll fit (but it's always good to tripple check these things)
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Old 03-31-2008, 12:36 PM   #5
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Yes I had looked at realoem but I got confused somehow. Since I'm in the middle of the M30 swap, figured that now is the time to put the new rack in.

Thanks for helping!!!!
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