E46 M3 front subframe same as all other E46s?

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  1. 16 Jun 2015 at 12:55 AM #1
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    Getting all my running gear powder-coated in the next few days but front subframe is still on the car and want to leave the engine in until a buyer can see it running.

    Anybody know if all E46 front subframes are the same? mainly does the M3 have extra bolt holes for the reinforcement plate underneath?
     
  2. 16 Jun 2015 at 1:02 AM #2
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    The front reinforcement plate is different. I know with the lollipop bush there is a recess hole for the plate to attach to which normal e46 don't have.
     
  3. 16 Jun 2015 at 1:07 AM #3
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    yea, I know the lolipop bushes are different and front reinforcement plate is specific to them but just wondering is there anything on the subframe itself that's different on the M3.

    Part numbers on Realoem don't show up any differences anyway by the looks of it

    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/partxref?q=31111096902&series=E46
     
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    Thread resurrection! Did anybody establish if they're was any difference between non m3 and m3 e46 front subframes?
    George
     
  5. 14 Feb 2018 at 3:28 PM #5
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    According to realoem they are the same for all E46 models.
     
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    I'm almost certain they are the same for the whole E46 range.
     
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    Pmd you John.
     

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