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      09-02-2016, 04:05 PM   #1
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Quick One: Do LCI struts and shocks fit PRE LCI E90?

As per title!

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Yes. They use the same parts.
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Are you double sure?

On realoem the part numbers are different, after 2007 there is no superceding just new part numbers for the LCIs
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Are you double sure?

On realoem the part numbers are different, after 2007 there is no superceding just new part numbers for the LCIs
Yup pretty sure. Try putting the pre LCI part number in to the part number search only without any vehicle details in. It will give the list of models that number was found for.
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For example the link is for the part number search for the front pre-LCI shock:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/partxref?q=31316786001

Shows Pre and Post E90 and E92 too
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      09-02-2016, 05:32 PM   #6
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Pre and Post is usually just cosmetic differences mostly so the underpinnings are normally the same.
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      09-02-2016, 05:46 PM   #7
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Hmm that's what I thought.

However when I search for the M sport 2005 330I strut there is nothing from 2008:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/partxref?q=31318036553

Basically want to know if 2010 m sport struts will fit my 2005 330i SE
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Hmm that's what I thought.

However when I search for the M sport 2005 330I strut there is nothing from 2008:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/partxref?q=31318036553

Basically want to know if 2010 m sport struts will fit my 2005 330i SE
Ah ok, the reason for that is because some part numbers were only linked to a certain model and unto a certain year (so that part number is upto 03/2007) and then replaced.

If you put in 31316786003 for example which is the M sport shock from 2007:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/show...94#31316786001

It shows linked to all:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/partxref?q=31316786003

They will fit.

Another way to show they are all the same is to check aftermarket kits like Bilstein and Ohlins etc. When you look it will show they are for all the variant and not year dependant.

Example:

http://store.ohlinscoilovers.co.uk/o...e90-2005.html/

2005 upwards
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Great thank you !!
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They might have changed the part (I think BMW changed the spring/damper rate later in the model life to improve ride quality) but their size and mounting points are identical.

They're also shared by the 1 Series, 1M, X3 and M3.
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