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Old 01-12-2013, 12:27 PM   #1
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Used Dinan Suspension Question

I have a Dinan Suspension (Springs & Koni Adjustables). I took them off after 185k. upon taking them off and replacing with new Koni's I cannot tell the difference.... (I'm not switching back)

Frankly I think the RTAB's, FCAB, and FCA's would have fixed the ride so it would be back to bimmer specs.

Moving on.

Looking for a price check on selling the old stuff and would value your input:
-sell all together (springs Dinan eibach, Shocks, Struts, fully assembled)
-Shocks & Struts Alone
-Springs Alone

How much do you all think for the three options above and what would you all do?

I should also note the visible condition. Car always in FL or GA. No rust, pitting, chips. Just a little road grime. Nothing more. No oil leaks and all rebound compaired to new Koni's appears to be the same. (Physically pushing down then allowing them to raise). Both the downward and upward strokes feel/look the same.
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:27 PM   #2
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You put the Koni's on with stock springs? Or Dinan springs?

Dinan shocks are Koni so...
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:28 PM   #3
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nope. I removed them from my car I just purchased.

I put new koni's and H&R's on in place of the afore mentioned setup. Just trying to determine what, if any, the eibachs and used koni (Dinan setup) are worth.
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:30 PM   #4
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I have the same suspension, but bought the car with it. Dinan springs were swapped for Tein. My dampers have less than half those miles on them tho... how long have you had your dinan suspenion? if since new, did you notice, or can you even remember any differences between the Dinan valved Koni's and the off the shelf Konis?
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Old 01-12-2013, 01:32 PM   #5
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only a little difference. I'm finishing up the install this evening and will update how she drives.

Just wondering what would be a good price for the used stuff.
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they were on there for 186k told they were factory installed from dealer.

They look and drive like a much younger car.
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they were on there for 186k told they were factory installed from dealer.

They look and drive like a much younger car.
So they are Dinan branded springs? Yellows are very furable- but with that mileage they still may be a tough sell. I'd say the setup is worth $175-$325 more than likely.
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So they are Dinan branded springs? Yellows are very furable- but with that mileage they still may be a tough sell. I'd say the setup is worth $175-$325 more than likely.
Thanks. Thats what I was thinking.

To my knowledge dinan just spec'd valving and coil setup from koni and eibach. Beyond that I have a cool Dinan 3 sticker and other Dinan goodies on the car.
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How durable are struts and shocks by Koni? I heard they last very long I mean like longer than a vehicles life. But has anyone got an answer from their experience? If they are tough as they claim to be, I guess it wouldn't be a bad idea to buy used setup?


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How durable are struts and shocks by Koni? I heard they last very long I mean like longer than a vehicles life. But has anyone got an answer from their experience? If they are tough as they claim to be, I guess it wouldn't be a bad idea to buy used setup?


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I wish I had not purchased new shocks/struts. I would have reused them however once you open stuff, get it a little dirty, your committed and so I opted to just replace.
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Above question because I am interested in used suspension setup. If you are interested in selling, we can talk.

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