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Old 08-20-2013, 10:03 PM   #1
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Steering Component Question :)

I have seems few other threads about my question but I wanted to start a newer one. Specifically to see if anyone has newer reviews about the products.

Basically, I need to get front tie rods for my alignment (frozen).

What should I expect from a cheaper tie rod assembly? Technically speaking. Not just it'll fall apart; or break. Why and what's the real difference besides price; if there is a difference.

Also, has anyone gotten these products below and have had them for a long time without problems.

Money is kind of tight at this current moment so I can either wait and buy the more expensive one, or just go with one in the middle. But there really isn't that much of a difference between some of them. Please let me know what your thoughts are on getting a cheaper tie rod assembly.

Genuine BMW: $124.95 (BavAuto), $107.22 (ECS)
Lemfoerder: $74.95 (BavAuto), $88.86 (ECS), $77.25 (AutohausAZ)
Bavarian Autosport: $29.95
Meyle: $71.51 (ECS), $59.95 (Turner)
Uro: $24.46
MTC: 25.46 (ECS)
Karlyn: $26.15 (AutohausAZ)

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Old 08-20-2013, 10:22 PM   #2
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Steering Component Question :)

Also, if you have gotten get one of these brands listed, or even another brand, let me know how long it has lasted. Or how long it did last.


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Anybody? :/


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Old 08-24-2013, 04:28 AM   #4
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Genuine BMW is actually Lemfoerder. Lemfoerder is the OEM supplier to BMW regarding these components. I am more than happy with mine
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Old 08-24-2013, 12:28 PM   #5
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Yeah I know that. Thanks for the reply.. But my main question stands.


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Old 08-24-2013, 12:30 PM   #6
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^ main question being:

What's the difference between parts like this With such a price difference. And for the cheaper ones, has anyone had negative experiences?


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Old 08-24-2013, 09:33 PM   #7
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Anyone? :/ main difference in cheaper parts? If any? Besides warranty . Anyone try either of these?


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Old 08-26-2013, 10:53 AM   #9
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Genuine BMW is actually Lemfoerder. Lemfoerder is the OEM supplier to BMW regarding these components. I am more than happy with mine
No. Genuine BMW is Genuine BMW. Lemforder is Lemforder. Although Lemforder may officially manucturer certain Genuine BMW parts, for all intents and purposes the two are different. Case in point is the prices OP posted above.
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Old 08-26-2013, 10:56 AM   #10
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I had Karlyn tierods on my e30 and cant say anything bad about it.
Will probably buy another cheaper set for my e46 when I feel I need them.
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Did you replace them yourself? Was it difficult?


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