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Old 01-22-2013, 07:07 PM   #1
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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.
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Get OEM sachs/boge shocks. The springs are probably still fine on the car unless the cracked in the back.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:11 PM   #3
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Get OEM sachs/boge shocks. The springs are probably still fine on the car unless the cracked in the back.
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You can get Monroe shocks for about $25 after discount code at Advance Auto Parts.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:22 PM   #5
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if you are looking for something cheap, go with KYB GR2... probably best alternative AND half the price of oem

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Old 01-22-2013, 07:40 PM   #6
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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

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Don't risk her life dude. Spend the 500 on good shocks, please.
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:49 PM   #8
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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.
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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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Bilstein Touring is $320 from eShocks. Great ride, good handling, and pretty cheap.
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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
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Kyb are very good for the price only about $350. Cant go wrong
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Bilstein Touring is $320 from eShocks. Great ride, good handling, and pretty cheap.
This is probably your best option for quality per $$$
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I have put the Sachs $165 shock and the Monroe $50 shock onthe car. I could not notice ANY difference in ride.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:56 AM   #19
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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???
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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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