I bought a set of Bilstein front shocks off a local guy last week. I went to put them in tonight before realising that the Bilstein shocks don't have a bracket for the sway bar link. After some brief research, I realised that E36's full stop do not have this sway bar bracket because they normally have the drop link connected to the lower arm. Correct???
Then I seen a photo of an E36 M3, which has the drop link running from the shock (just below the spring) down to the sway bar. This is what my car has... The drop link on my car goes from the strut (just below the spring) down to the sway bar.
This link shows what my setup looks like:
The yellow arrow shows where the drop link is connected on a normal E36.
The photo in the top right of this image is what I think it's suppose to look like..
My question is, why does my standard E36 318i 1991 sedan have a sway bar/drop link setup that looks like an M3?
I can't install my shocks without getting another set of drop links. I just don't understand why I have the incorrect setup..
Any idea's as to what is going on here?
If I put the shocks on this weekend, can I get away with driving without the sway bar for a week or so till I get the correct links?