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      09-01-2010, 01:15 PM   #1
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Replacing shocks on 06' 330i with sport package....

Any suggestions on replacing the factory shocks on my 2006 330i / sport package? Looking into the bilsteins..but unsure if anyone has any experience with these.
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      09-01-2010, 01:30 PM   #3
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bump, let me know what you find plz...
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I've run Bilsteins on every car I"ve owned since putting them on my '89 535I in '92...I put Koni adjustables on that car first and one of the fronts started leakin fluid from the adjuster knob shaft...Koni demanded orginal reciept to prove I was the original owner..and of course after years I couldn't lay hands on it...so I went to Bilsteins...sold that car with 130K miles on it and they were like new...
I had Bilsteins on my VW's for between 120-130K each (both HD and Sports depending on springs used) and no issues..rock solid till the daze I sold those cars...so it will be Bilsteins again when I'm due for shocks.
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Bilstein tech guy told me valving was the same between HD and Sport shocks...only difference is the Sports have 25mm shorter shaft to handle sport spring sets....
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I've run Bilsteins on every car I"ve owned since putting them on my '89 535I in '92...I put Koni adjustables on that car first and one of the fronts started leakin fluid from the adjuster knob shaft...Koni demanded orginal reciept to prove I was the original owner..and of course after years I couldn't lay hands on it...so I went to Bilsteins...sold that car with 130K miles on it and they were like new...
I had Bilsteins on my VW's for between 120-130K each (both HD and Sports depending on springs used) and no issues..rock solid till the daze I sold those cars...so it will be Bilsteins again when I'm due for shocks.
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Bilstein tech guy told me valving was the same between HD and Sport shocks...only difference is the Sports have 25mm shorter shaft to handle sport spring sets....
Agree with above.

If you replace with Bilsteins, they will likely outlast your car.

OEM is likely from Sachs (anyone confirm this?). Also, BOGE makes a less expensive OEM-style replacement.
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      09-01-2010, 03:06 PM   #7
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But do they have a sport version of the shock for the 06 330i....i seem to only be finding the HD version?
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But do they have a sport version of the shock for the 06 330i....i seem to only be finding the HD version?
They make a "Comfort" and "HD" version as well as a "Sport" version. The Comfort version is OEM style while the HD is firmer. The Sport is the same as HD, only 10 MM (36 v. 46 mm) shorter for lowered cars. If you have factory springs, go with HD.

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So go with the HD even if the car has the sport package? Will that create a higher ride height than I do now?
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So go with the HD even if the car has the sport package? Will that create a higher ride height than I do now?
The factory sport pack is hardly lowered. However, I'd do some research before pulling the trigger. You could call www.bavauto.com--they're really good with these types of questions.
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Thanks! I've been on their site as well....much appreciated
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Factory sport pkg = HD shocks.
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