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      10-18-2008, 07:09 PM   #107
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Originally Posted by Orb View Post
The e92 M3 has more than just a few parts that are similar to 335i. The bushing kit by Dinan is nothing more than a M3 kit and I saw the M3 logo on the bushing and part number laser etched on the control arms. You can buy the part for your dealer and below are the part numbers.

Front control arms:

LEFT TENSION STRUT WITH RUBBER MOUNTING 31102283575
RIGHT TENSION STRUT WITH RUBBER MOUNTING 31102283576


Rear sub-frame:

RUBBER MOUNTING FRONT 33312283382 - Qty 2
RUBBER MOUNTING REAR 33312283383 - Qty 2


FWI, the front suspension on e92 is identical with e92 M3, as well as, 90% of the rear suspension. You can literally bolt on an M3 suspension and brakes ect. The only real difference between between cars is the rear track width which is minor and a LSD. This should be of no real surprise.

I measure up the M3 strut bar today and it should fit so I order the parts ( http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...61&hg=51&fg=75 ). This design is superior to any straight cross over bar from a mechanical stiffness point of view and much lighter. You need ever part of the RealOEM listed page and for item #6 you need the 12 mm bolt.

Orb
This is a great thread, Orb.

Please confirm: did you or did you not buy a set of 31102283579? Were they included with 31102283575 and 31102283576?

Part numbers from http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...01&hg=31&fg=05

Thanks,
Rob