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Ducati Pilot 03-27-2015 12:44 AM

02/2002 Suspension differences
 
My 02/2002 R50 will be getting more suspension, and I need to upgrade the struts. I know the mounting point for the swaybar is different, and you can see on the pix of the early non-sport struts there is no tab for the swaybar links. I've heard Mini upgraded the suspension on the early build cars after customer complaints, and I do have the swaybar mounts on my struts. Does that mean I can simply buy the struts for the 03/2002 (and up) build cars or are there other differences? Lower strut carrier/hubs, spring mounts, etc? Any info would be really helpful.

Partsman 03-29-2015 03:23 AM

The hub carrier appears to be the same part number regardless of the production date break at 03/2002...that's a main component so you should be able to use the later parts. I thought the only thing with the early suspension was the strut mounts anyway?

cristo 03-29-2015 05:56 PM

Besides new struts, you'll need new front springs, new front end links, and pretty much everything
on these pics -- compare it to the next one to see the changes:

After 3/2002:
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...41&hg=31&fg=10

Before 3/2002:
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...95&hg=31&fg=10

Ducati Pilot 03-30-2015 10:42 PM

Guys, that's awesome info and exactly what I needed. Thanks so much for the help!


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