E46 B3 Touring - Rear dampers/shock absorbers

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E46 B3 Touring - Rear dampers/shock absorbers

Post by thegrouch » Mon Apr 01, 2024 5:59 pm

Hi all

I need new rear shock absorbers and am guessing that they're likely to be NLA or horrendously expensive, so is the best option a set of Bilsteins to replace & if so, are the B6's the right option? Looking at their website, they seem to be for the B3S only so suggestions gratefully received.

Many thanks

Matthew
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Re: E46 B3 Touring - Rear dampers/shock absorbers

Post by simon13 » Mon Apr 01, 2024 8:20 pm

you can get a B8 damper that bilstein list specifically for alpina B3s.

I've not got the part number to hand, id need to dig my ones out the garage to find it if no luck
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Re: E46 B3 Touring - Rear dampers/shock absorbers

Post by Rav » Mon Apr 01, 2024 8:22 pm

I'm not sure about the S model - but i bought complete suspension for my B3 from https://www.alloywheelsdirect.net/?gad_ ... PMQAvD_BwE. It was not mad money - ok not cheap. That was just before brexit, so prices will have gone up.

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Re: E46 B3 Touring - Rear dampers/shock absorbers

Post by thegrouch » Thu Apr 04, 2024 10:54 pm

Thanks both,

I also need a centre cap that either fell off or got stolen so the link for alloy wheels direct is useful too for that!

Matthew
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