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#1 (permalink) Old 03-31-2012, 08:36 PM
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struts,struts.struts?????????

im thinkin of replacing my struts on my 97 528.After thorough search of the or the best deal and brand these what comes down to for me
BILSTEIN HD 187$ front 87$rear each
BOGE/SACKS 160$ 60$
last and i know not really recomendt for beammers and i can testify to that fact when i put sensa tracts on my E34,MONROE OES SPECTRUM ,half the price almost.but they definately handle and ride way better than sensa tracts

handling improvement its not my main goal,restoring it though is ,that ride comort , question is wich set up would give the longer life better ride next 5 to 6 years. Any suggestion is aprecciated.i know bilies are top dog any reviews on the boges and monroe?personal experience.
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Sachs are OE shocks. If you want to restore the ride comfort of a BMW then go Sachs. They lasted 14 years already, I'm sure they will last as long as you own the car. Bilsteins are okay, but Sachs are cheaper for the same thing. Don't bother with those other ones.


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Thanks for the reply,well time will tell,boges it is,the only reason i had my doubts its the car has very low miles for the year,and im slightly disapointed.
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Again the feedback is very apriciated
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Your welcome. I have Koni lowering springs and the Koni adjustable dampening shocks. I really like them as they give a nice drop and the adjustable dampening is great for comfort. When lowering its hard to align the car to factory specs. I had some camber issues when I ran my 15" rims but it was fine when I ran my 18"s


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Nice,forgot you can adjust them both ways.
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The Koni yellows can only be adjusted for dampening, softer or firmer. I can adjust the front in car. I have to remove the trunk liner to adjust te rears but it's worth it.

Anytime you replace your shocks make sure you replace your shock mounts! This is important. Shock mounts wear out overtime and can cause added stress on the shock towers. Especially the rears. This is most common with aftermarket and lowered setups but the rear shock tower can rip apart. An OEM rear shock mount is only $20 each so Thera no reason not to do them even when staying with OEM struts.


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Definetaly,mind as well avoid any surprises ,but thanx for the advice
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Your welcome. For future refernce this is why you should replace your shock mounts:



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I actually used ST Tech (Made by KW) on my E39 M5. They are high adjustable (no dampening adjustment) and I paid $840 USD for the complete set (F&R / struts & spring), that's including shipping.

I have had it for only 4 months and put only 1,000 miles, but so far I like it. The ride comfort did not change. Had 4 people in my car and was going 80 to 90 MPH and people in the back couldn't even tell that we were going that fast.
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i seen but never heard of them so kinda skeptical
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ouch,definetaly moumts
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E39m5,i kinda already made my mind up,but its nice to get feedback on something when you got first hand expirience
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Oh sure. I just wanted to give my some info / my feedback. I know I was able to save a lot of money, because other drivers were able to help me with info/research and kind of point me in the right direction. (I'm fairly new to German cars. My M5 is my 1st German car).

I invested about 6 months in researching when I decided to change my suspension.
Of course my 1st choice was DINAN, but as I did further research and I learned about Blstein, AC Schnitzer, ST / KW and several others. I think I jumped on ST mainly because I got good feedback from other E39 / E60 drivers. Plus the price was too good to pass. (LOL).

If you have any questions or need any info, let me know. I'd be more than happy to share.

Best of Luck!!!!
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