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Thread: In need of assistance for my 1980 euro 735i

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    In need of assistance for my 1980 euro 735i

    Looking to convert my suspension. It currently has the hydraulic rear shocks. For some reason Iím having a hard time finding replacement part numbers or aftermarket sports shocks for this year and model. Any help would be appreciated!
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    Last edited by trv541974; 11-28-2020 at 02:01 PM.
    1976 2002 5 speed, 95 540i 6speed, 90,98,01 M3,97 Dinan M3 Sedan
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    Sweet car! Look for US spec parts since you do not have a turbo car. You will need strut mounts, springs, shims, bump stops, and of course the struts.

    Are you sure you have SLS? The ass end does not look very low.
    I sell Motronic 013 ECU boost cut delete chips and drop in Tial conversions.
    09/1983 745i (stolen spring '13 around Houston, TX Achatgruen on nutria buffalo. 8481080)
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    11/1984 745i (will be for sale!)
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    Bilstein sport shocks and struts are NLA, at least in the US. Below is an excerpt from an email I received from Bilstein:

    “The “Sport” front strut for the 733i has been discontinued. Sometimes we discontinue Sport/B8 shocks when our engineers determine that our current B6 Performance option will perform as well as its B8 counterpart. The B6 shocks for this vehicle can be used with a lowering spring. For your vehicle we would suggest using the following part #’s:

    Front 34-002315
    Rear 24-007214

    Regarding lowering springs, you can get H&Rs from https://www.fahrwerk-24.de/, I believe it was around $310 US shipped. Took a while to get them but I could not find any US supplier.

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    You can wait for my Mtech style springs. They are being made in the US, I had to locate an Mtech rear and that took forever as they are NLA. A member on here let me borrow one.

    FWIW, pretty sure HDs are going NLA. I have heard this from multiple sources. You can buy used ones and have them rebuilt.
    I sell Motronic 013 ECU boost cut delete chips and drop in Tial conversions.
    09/1983 745i (stolen spring '13 around Houston, TX Achatgruen on nutria buffalo. 8481080)
    10/1984 745i
    11/1984 745i (will be for sale!)
    IH, Ford, MB, Volvo, and GM round out the pack.



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    IMO if car is stock and rear SLS still works then leave it alone. The front inserts for e23 are definitely harder to find than rears. There are different part numbers for rear shocks for early and late model, but I'm not sure what the difference is, possibly shorter body? Either way from what I recall from my past experience regardless of different part numbers and spring diameters that may be mentioned, it all fits the same.


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