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Old 03-20-2006, 01:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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m3 query

how are the e30 m3's different from their counterparts? - what should i look for if i was looking at one, so as not to drive away with a tarted-up 316??
also, what are the body panels made of - metal or fibre glass?
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You can check trough the VIN:

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all side panels are metal my friend,I have a 86M3 so any qs I will be happy to answer, obviously the vin is by far the safest way to determane if its genuine or not,also theres only one car that drives like an M3, I think it would be pretty hard to make a 316 "that" similar wouldn't it?? although I guess not if you have the cash. cheers pete
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the 5 bolt lug pattern is a pretty good give away, and the sway bar mounting points on the m3 vs. non-m cars is different..

the sways mount ont he shock housings on the m, and they mount on the control arms on the non-m's..
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