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      02-15-2013, 11:14 AM   #1
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How long has your aftermarket suspension lasted?

Mostly, i'm looking for opinions on aftermarket shocks durability but since i'm going through the trouble of creating a post, i figured might as well ask how long anyone's aftermarket suspension has lasted. Mostly, i'm thinking about Koni FSD vs Bilstein HD's.

C'mon, i know you all aren't doing any real work anyways. Post away!
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Mostly, i'm looking for opinions on aftermarket shocks durability but since i'm going through the trouble of creating a post, i figured might as well ask how long anyone's aftermarket suspension has lasted. Mostly, i'm thinking about Koni FSD vs Bilstein HD's.

C'mon, i know you all aren't doing any real work anyways. Post away!
BILSTEINS!! i just recently installed them on my car and im in love. plus they have a lifetime warranty so you cant go wrong!
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Had FSDs on my last car (Skoda Octavia vRS) and the fronts had to be changed twice in 50K. Both replaced FOC under 'warranty' but I still had to pay the labor...
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Mostly, i'm looking for opinions on aftermarket shocks durability but since i'm going through the trouble of creating a post, i figured might as well ask how long anyone's aftermarket suspension has lasted. Mostly, i'm thinking about Koni FSD vs Bilstein HD's.

C'mon, i know you all aren't doing any real work anyways. Post away!
Well, my Bilstein B6 have lasted 5k so far, mounted with OEM base model springs, but will be selling them shortly after they get replaced by other stuff. They worked as advertised and I was completely satisfied. Just raising the bar now a bit.
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I had Bilstein B6 on another car (not a BMW) and they lasted over 100K before I got rid of the car and it was still performing great. I don't think you can beat the Bilstein HD/Sport shocks for longevity.
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I've used Koni Yellows on previous cars and done 100k miles plus with absolutely no issues or further adjustments necessary.
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Koni yellows on the E36 M3 , 5K Kilometers so far

Bilstein Sports on the 335xi one shock busted last month with about 60K Kilometers on it , it is covered under warranty but I still have to pay for labor and shipping (I've put my OEM back for now)
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Koni FSD here, have about 5000 miles so far. Feels the same as the day I installed them.
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Well, my Bilstein B6 have lasted 5k so far, mounted with OEM base model springs, but will be selling them shortly after they get replaced by other stuff. They worked as advertised and I was completely satisfied. Just raising the bar now a bit.
Hey, want to trade them for my oem springs + plus cash or sell them when you upgrade? I wonder if they fit? I have a 2006 330i non sport. I'm in NYC but you can drop it of at my cousin in New Market, MD.
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Well, my Bilstein B6 have lasted 5k so far, mounted with OEM base model springs, but will be selling them shortly after they get replaced by other stuff. They worked as advertised and I was completely satisfied. Just raising the bar now a bit.
Hey, want to trade them for my oem springs + plus cash or sell them when you upgrade? I wonder if they fit? I have a 2006 330i non sport. I'm in NYC but you can drop it of at my cousin in New Market, MD.
I think I already have a buyer for the Bilstein B6. I'm putting on higher end springs plus dampers. But thanks for inquiring.
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I think I already have a buyer for the Bilstein B6. I'm putting on higher end springs plus dampers. But thanks for inquiring.
i just realized yours is a coupe anyways, wouldn't fit. I've be en having some problems in the past week, so i might go in a different direction and change the car now. Seems my 06 e90's parts have a lot of problems.
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I think I already have a buyer for the Bilstein B6. I'm putting on higher end springs plus dampers. But thanks for inquiring.
i just realized yours is a coupe anyways, wouldn't fit. I've be en having some problems in the past week, so i might go in a different direction and change the car now. Seems my 06 e90's parts have a lot of problems.
My 335d is a sedan.
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