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      03-26-2012, 12:40 PM   #1
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      03-26-2012, 01:02 PM   #2
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You're better off doing with whatever suits your needs.

Do you want to lower your car? Buy an aftermarket suspension. Do you want to keep your car stock? Buy the stock struts (but get them installed at an independent shop. Don't let the dealership rape you).
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$700 is waaaay too much. The part is just $100 I think. A pro could probably get them changed in 30 min. It's really easy.
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You're better off doing with whatever suits your needs.

Do you want to lower your car? Buy an aftermarket suspension. Do you want to keep your car stock? Buy the stock struts (but get them installed at an independent shop. Don't let the dealership rape you).
It depends on how much a aftermarket suspension costs?
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$700 is waaaay too much. The part is just $100 I think. A pro could probably get them changed in 30 min. It's really easy.
I can those parts at the dealer for that much? I think the guy where i went told me $125 a piece
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It depends on how much a aftermarket suspension costs?
Everything you need to know has been posted on this forum multiple times. Do a search.
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It depends on how much a aftermarket suspension costs?
Everything you need to know has been posted on this forum multiple times. Do a search.
Sorry i had to make another thread. But help me out here if you can. Some guy here saids the oem shocks costs about $100 or so but i went to dealer and they said $225 each one. So im wondering where can i find only the parts?
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Sorry i had to make another thread. But help me out here if you can. Some guy here saids the oem shocks costs about $100 or so but i went to dealer and they said $225 each one. So im wondering where can i find only the parts?
You can get the OEM struts here for $150:

http://www.trademotion.com/parts/200...iagram=1942625

If you look around, you can probably find a shop to install them for $100 or so.
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Also with aftermarket suspension you're looking at additional costs (all approximate):
  • Added cost of worthwhile dampers and springs or coil overs: $800 - $1500
  • Alignement: $125
  • Additional install cost: $500

I don't see you spending less than $1500 extra for aftermarket but it may be worth it for you. It was for many of us.

Depends on why you want out of your car.
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I have a 2006 e90 325xi. My rear struts (shocks) are shot. So i am being charged $700 just to replace the back. Am i better off saving more and replacing my whole suspension with aftermarket lowering ones? Or what i am i better off doing?
If you are looking for replacement struts and shocks only, have a look at Koni, much better than stock and come with damping adjustments for less than $800!
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If you are looking for replacement struts and shocks only, have a look at Koni, much better than stock and come with damping adjustments for less than $800!
Can you get me a link? Thanks
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quick search reveals Koni yellow rears going for 305 with free shipping on ebay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/KONI-Sport-S...#ht_1078wt_905

add a 100 on top for installation? and they come with good warranty as well!

or all 4 for less than 600:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/KONI-Sport-S...#ht_3088wt_952

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quick search reveals Koni yellow rears going for 305 with free shipping on ebay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/KONI-Sport-S...#ht_1078wt_905

add a 100 on top for installation? and they come with good warranty as well!

or all 4 for less than 600:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/KONI-Sport-S...#ht_3088wt_952

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I think they are not for xi models
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