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dblock020 01-22-2013 07:07 PM

323ci cheapest shocks/spring???
 
Hello everyone, my gf 323ci shocks are shot so what are the cheapest shocks and springs I can get that are decent close to oem or even oem quality? Any info would help thanks.

Solidjake 01-22-2013 07:10 PM

www.autohausaz.com

Get OEM sachs/boge shocks. The springs are probably still fine on the car unless the cracked in the back.

dblock020 01-22-2013 07:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Solidjake (Post 15086257)
www.autohausaz.com

Get OEM sachs/boge shocks. The springs are probably still fine on the car unless the cracked in the back.

^^^Thank you

BMWCaptain 01-22-2013 07:22 PM

You can get Monroe shocks for about $25 after discount code at Advance Auto Parts.

pawelgawel 01-22-2013 07:22 PM

if you are looking for something cheap, go with KYB GR2... probably best alternative AND half the price of oem

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dblock020 01-22-2013 07:40 PM

Yea I was looking at oem at that site and it was almost $500 all together and what you think about ebay shocks they are like $170 for all four???



http://www.ebay.com/itm/STAGG-4-SHOC...0a3c34&vxp=mtr

Solidjake 01-22-2013 07:43 PM

Don't risk her life dude. Spend the 500 on good shocks, please.

dblock020 01-22-2013 07:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Solidjake (Post 15086345)
Don't risk her life dude. Spend the 500 on good shocks, please.

Ok, I guess i'll tell her to put the car in the garage for a bit I'm tight with money atm.

pawelgawel 01-22-2013 07:51 PM

like i said... kyb or Monroe is best alternative. these companies have been around for a while and are used by many shops around. i think the rear shocks are about $35/piece and from strut are about $75...

Sachs are oem and will have same performance as the above.

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ryannel2003 01-22-2013 08:11 PM

Bilstein Touring is $320 from eShocks. Great ride, good handling, and pretty cheap.

aahmed2016 01-22-2013 08:23 PM

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Originally Posted by dblock020 (Post 15086334)
Yea I was looking at oem at that site and it was almost $500 all together and what you think about ebay shocks they are like $170 for all four???



http://www.ebay.com/itm/STAGG-4-SHOC...0a3c34&vxp=mtr

Do NOT get Stagg struts. They SUCK. Do you love your GF? Don't risk her life.

BRccKLYN 01-22-2013 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by pawelgawel (Post 15086285)
if you are looking for something cheap, go with KYB GR2... probably best alternative AND half the price of oem

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Kyb are very good for the price only about $350. Cant go wrong

Nerdy46 01-22-2013 08:46 PM

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Originally Posted by ryannel2003 (Post 15086441)
Bilstein Touring is $320 from eShocks. Great ride, good handling, and pretty cheap.

This is probably your best option for quality per $$$

mikeetastic 01-22-2013 09:04 PM

+1 Kyb

BMWCaptain 01-23-2013 12:10 AM

I have put the Sachs $165 shock and the Monroe $50 shock onthe car. I could not notice ANY difference in ride.

Zatarain 01-23-2013 01:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Solidjake (Post 15086345)
Don't risk her life dude. Spend the 500 on good shocks, please.

What do you think about the HR cup kit ? Is that any good?

RayPooley 01-23-2013 08:05 AM

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Originally Posted by dblock020 (Post 15086250)
Hello everyone, my gf 323ci shocks are shot so what are the cheapest shocks and springs I can get that are decent close to oem or even oem quality? Any info would help thanks.

Stock oem as already said. If your springs have more than 200K on them I would chnage them at the same time. I replaced my rear shocks at 200K miles on an E36 I had a couple of years ago. Not sure whether they were originals but I think they were. 5K later a spring snapped. So had to pull it apart again. Kicked myself.

ryannel2003 01-23-2013 09:37 AM

I run the Bilstein Touring on my car with absolutely no issues at all. It does raise the height of the front ever so slightly, but otherwise I haven't had any issues with them whatsoever. I too was going to replace the shocks with Sachs but the Bilstein offer a lifetime warranty and that plus the fact they were $180 cheaper made my decision easy. They handle great and the ride is very comfortable.

dblock020 01-23-2013 09:56 AM

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Originally Posted by RayPooley (Post 15087673)
Stock oem as already said. If your springs have more than 200K on them I would chnage them at the same time. I replaced my rear shocks at 200K miles on an E36 I had a couple of years ago. Not sure whether they were originals but I think they were. 5K later a spring snapped. So had to pull it apart again. Kicked myself.


The car has 112k ml so the springs should be good still???

BMWCaptain 01-23-2013 10:00 AM

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Originally Posted by dblock020 (Post 15087994)
The car has 112k ml so the springs should be good still???


Let us know which cheapest shocks and strut you actually go with.


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