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#1 (permalink) Old 11-10-2005, 08:55 AM
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New shocks needed

So I recently notice my shocks are going bad and I want to by the UUC sachs kit for $699 but since I don't have the money to pay upfront and I deffinatly can't afford to pay for the adjustable control arms due to x-mas. How much are bmw shocks?
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u obviously have to buy them in pairs... if u look hard enough online, u can find them for cheaper then OEM...

oem for bmw shocks are BOGE... they sell them on Bavauto...

they are 150$ a piece for the front, and 75 a piece for the back.. which comes out to be 450 for just the shocks.. and u have to figure that new springs will be 200... for if u do the math, your only spending about 50 bucks more for an aftermarket part...

not including labor.. which will rape u when u do suspension work...

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You could do the labor yourself.

Go with Bilstein sports. That way you can upgrade the springs later on, plus the bilsteins (if im not mistaken) come with a lifetime warranty.


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u obviously have to buy them in pairs... if u look hard enough online, u can find them for cheaper then OEM...

oem for bmw shocks are BOGE... they sell them on Bavauto...

they are 150$ a piece for the front, and 75 a piece for the back.. which comes out to be 450 for just the shocks.. and u have to figure that new springs will be 200... for if u do the math, your only spending about 50 bucks more for an aftermarket part...

not including labor.. which will rape u when u do suspension work...
That is true I guess I should bite the bullet and spend the $699 upfront instead of $800+ all togethor. By the time I need new tires I should have enough money to buy new tires, rims and the adjustable control arms
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Go for Konis. I bought a full set of yellow Koni sports and Eibach sport springs off of eBay for under $750. You can do the suspension work yourself; otherwise, you'll pay just a bit more for Koni work b/c it's best to put in camber plates along with the shocks and struts.

Those things are simply amazing when it comes to turning, and have a lifetime warranty.



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Take a look at this write up, with pics, of how to replace the struts and you'll see how easy it is. You can rent a spring compressor for very cheap to do it.

http://www.bimmerwerkz.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9353

The bently manual in the sticky (if you do not have one already) will provide you with tool sizes and more detailed instructions. Sorry that a few of the pics are entirely focues. I was borrowing some one elses camera. But doing the work yourself you'll save a few hundered dollars that can go to better suspension parts and will only take you one afternoon.
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