While they were the darling of the “yuppie” class when new, the E30 and E36 BMW 3-Series from the 1980’s and 1990’s have now settled somewhere between. Oddly enough, it’s the 3-hole box that’s stronger, so that’s what we carry. If your car is originally equipped with a 4-mount-hole gear box, this 3-hole variant will still bolt in exactly the same as OEM.
82-00305 R (Order Here)
This gearbox is an OEM Saginaw casting, fully remanufactured in the USA. All our remanufactured steering gearboxes and racks receive a thorough cleaning and inspection, brand new bearings and seals, the port threads for the power steering lines are chased to ensure a reliable seal, and any potentially damaged gears are either re-machined or replaced. This gearbox will fit and perform exactly the same as OEM, including a steering ratio between 3 and 3-1/4 turns lock-to-lock.
82-00305 AN (Order Here)
This is a brand-new stock replacement gearbox designed to fit and perform exactly the same as the OEM Saginaw, with the same steering ratio too. This saves you time and money by not requiring a core deposit or return and gives you the peace of mind of having brand new steering components!
82-00305 QR (Order Here)
This is another rebuilt OEM box, but it has a faster steering ratio of 2.75 turns lock-to-lock, vs 3.25 turns for the stock gearbox. This provides quicker steering response and better handling.
This gearbox does fit a lot of cars, but individual steering linkage pieces like rag joints, pitman arms and tie rods will likely be vehicle-specific. Make sure you enter your correct vehicle details on our site to get matched up with the correct steering components.
Steering is where BuyAutoParts started over 30 years ago, and it’s still the core of our business. For knowledgeable assistance in getting the best steering gearboxes, rack and pinion assemblies, pumps, linkages and more, contact us with your vehicle information and let us know what you’re looking for!
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