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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 10-07-2013, 09:58 PM   #1
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OEM parts: where do you buy your parts from?

Need to place a large order to do some maintenance on my car...looking to get a decent price too. what dealers/suppliers are you ordering from? thanks
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Old 10-07-2013, 10:09 PM   #2
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http://www.BMAparts.com has very competitive prices

http://www.partswebsite.com/bmwpartsupply for dealer parts like keys etc.

ECS tuning also has some good deals.
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Old 10-07-2013, 11:52 PM   #3
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Old 10-08-2013, 12:03 AM   #4
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OEM parts: where do you buy your parts from?

Have if priced through your local dealer? I have found they usually are within 5 bucks of pricing compared to reputable online stores. Plus no shipping costs and sometimes no wait. Mine here in the Houston area will cut me a break most of the time when I order multiple items, just ask no harm in that.


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Old 10-08-2013, 08:42 AM   #5
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Another vote for ECS Tuning.
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:53 AM   #6
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I use www.oembimmerparts.com for most maintenance items. Really fast free shipping.
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:09 AM   #7
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Circle BMW is very good with parts up your way. To be honest most of the time if you ask and tell them getbmwparts or whatever has it for this price what can they do? Most of the time they will tell you the best they are willing to do. At least you will know and not assume.

Most will automatically give you a 10-15% discount just saying you are a member. I am fortunate and I get things at a much better break. I get it at cost + a percentage. Some have more margins than others so it works out for me that way. I don't buy a ton of parts but its nice when I need something.

Good Luck but I think a local shop is just easier to deal with and most of their parts has a two year warranty parts and labor. Even if you install the part it will cover the labor if the part fails and it was determined to be installed correctly.
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Old 10-08-2013, 09:13 AM   #8
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BMA, ECS, Tischer, Autohauz. Depends on what you're buying and what shipping comes out to (some places have free shipping if you spend $x amount). It's worth pricing out at different places. You can compare prices using www.furiousmethod.com. The site is insanely annoying, but it works.

For small things I usually just run to the dealer.
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Need to place a large order to do some maintenance on my car...looking to get a decent price too. what dealers/suppliers are you ordering from? thanks
Feel free to PM me a list of what you're looking for and I'll be glad to help. We offer only 100% genuine BMW parts and accessories directly from an authorized BMW dealership.

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Tischer 100 percent.
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Old 10-08-2013, 11:40 AM   #11
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ECS shipping is ridiculous sometimes....i use FCP Euro....free shipping on orders over $25 which on this car, usually is lol.
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Old 10-08-2013, 12:48 PM   #12
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This is the online wholesale arm of Faulkner BMW in Pennsylvania.
Patrick Casey is your contact guy. I bet you that he can get you what you need ...only genuine OEM parts.....for a better price than all of the other venues.
His pricing is simple. 10% over dealer cost.

I'm a repeat customer. ECS Tuning is cool too but shipping costs are a bit pricey even with $>$200+ spent.
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Have if priced through your local dealer? I have found they usually are within 5 bucks of pricing compared to reputable online stores. Plus no shipping costs and sometimes no wait. Mine here in the Houston area will cut me a break most of the time when I order multiple items, just ask no harm in that.


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Especially with returns - easy and quick, even if parts special are ordered.

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