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Old 08-14-2004, 01:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 1992 325i e36, and looking through suspension kits, springs and shocks but i have come across the problem of identifying whether i had the pre 5/1992 or the 6/1992 and up suspension system. I have tried looking through my papers, repair manuals, and id number and i have come up with nothing so i was hoping maybe one of you guys can help me out.


(sorry if this question has been posted before but i cant seem to find it in the search or faq)
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Old 08-14-2004, 02:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome!

I also have a '92 e36 sedan, and I am dying to know which suspension parts to buy too!
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open the drivers door. there is a sticker there with your build date.
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K, but is there an upgrade that happened here, or a defect that was corrected?

It sounds weird to change suspensions that much during the first model year...
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thye earlier models have shock mounted swaybars instead of control arm mounted. If you buy shocks for a 7/92 and have a 3/92, then you wont have anywhere to mouint the sway bars.

The design was changed to increase ride comfort.
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If you cant find your production date on the inside of the door...

If you can find your VIN number... go to this DIY site.. and at the bottom there is a VIN decoded.... enter I think the last 7 of your VIN.. and it will tell you your producion date...

http://www.geocities.com/e36rulz/DIY.html
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thye earlier models have shock mounted swaybars instead of control arm mounted. If you buy shocks for a 7/92 and have a 3/92, then you wont have anywhere to mouint the sway bars.

The design was changed to increase ride comfort.

The 6/92+ 325s use a different top to the strut. I don't know exactly how to describe it but if you're planning on going to a coil over suspension system you need to update to the newer parts (which were also used on the M3)

The tab mounted sways use the same size top to the strut just like the pre 5/92s do, so you can back date and get the struts for a PRE 10/91 production 325 and have a more effective place to mount the front sway bar.

Struts from a 6/92+ production 325 don't fit a pre 5/92.
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yeah......thats what i said....

that is all.
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Allso I think you can find the date under the hood on the little sticker thing, I can't remember where it is right now, but I know I looked at mine, and I thought it gave a month and year... Anybody back me up on this? I am a little intoxicated right now and don't want to walk out to my car.
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