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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 02-27-2011, 07:02 AM   #1
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Needing rear shocks, Bilstein, Koni & Sachs only option?

Hi guys,

I got a 2001 325xi and the rear shocks are leaking and clunking. Looking for replacements....

It appears that there are options for the "i" but not the xi so much....

Any thoughts?
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:04 PM   #2
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Yes. Go for bilstein hd's if you have stock shocks.
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:31 PM   #3
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Those are pretty much your only options unless you move into coilovers.

Sachs are OEM
Bilstein is harsh
Koni is less harsh...and adjustable.

Either way, if your doing rears, get this.'d probably be a good idea to replace the shock mount that its already taken out to replace the shocks...
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