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      08-06-2013, 06:56 AM   #1
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shock replacement

I need to buy some rear shocks for my car and i'm looking for feedback on what's good. Based on your own experience preferrably and not just because someone elsewhere on the web says so. I've done some research already and this is what I have so far.

BMW (oem 146 each. 553.25 (total supply and fit pair)
GS&F - 55.80 each (Sachs)
Koni fsd's. 580 for all four corners as they wouldn't sell me rears only?!?

Happy to go for the GS&F's tbh as I know of the brand but like I say i'd like to hear from people who have swapped theirs and what they found ride quality wise.

Incidentally, car is E93 335i MSport

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bmw oem are probably sachs...so why not go for these as long as you have already on your car by the manufacturer?
there are posts regarding fsd and you could directly speak with the guys that already use them for opinions etc.
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I can personally recommend the Bilstein B4 sports. See my experience here:
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=862522

I cannot recommend motorsportworld highly enough to supply them as well:
http://www.motorsportworld.co.uk/fra...22&PID=1470642

124 delivered for the rear pair.
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Got FSD's and Eibach pros on mine.Fantastic upgrade compared against the M sport set up.
Remember your bump stops and alignment as well...
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Just to wrap this up I have gone with gs&f in the end. If they're half decent and last another 30 thou i'll be happy as it's unlikely i'll still have the car by then.
And I'm not a track day dude so something that feels the same as what's already on there will do.
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What are Bump Stops?
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number 11 in the picture (taken from realoem, where it's described as a front Additional damper).
there are different ones between the standard and the m sport suspension. I don't know if they differ in dimension or in stiffness. maybe one could advise us.
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