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Springs, shocks, struts, coilovers, camber plates, sway bars, strut bars, suspension bushings, control arms, brake pads, big brake kits, etc.

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Old 08-19-2016, 04:25 PM   #1
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FS. New Front Struts

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I have a 330xi and it must have the sport or m suspension because these were to long for my setup. I realized this after building one and trying to install it, so the one does have some scratches on the bottom but it is only cosmetic.



This may fit other E46 models to but I am not positive.






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Old 08-20-2016, 10:32 PM   #2
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Old 08-20-2016, 10:43 PM   #3
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Nitrous is a little trickier than boost, but it's not the spray that kills motors, it's STUPIDITY!!
I Know How To Fix The Rear "Bouncing" Problem On Your Cheap Coilovers Like: Jom RL FK SE & RK.
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Old 08-21-2016, 12:08 AM   #5
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Rob43, what's not made in China?
The struts are quality made and sold by a reputable company. They are not Koni for sure but they will last and ride well.

Edit: they are most likely KYB or Tokico struts which are painted "Blau" blue.

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Rob43, what's not made in China?
The struts are quality made and sold by a reputable company. They are not Koni for sure but they will last and ride well.

Edit: they are most likely KYB or Tokico struts which are painted "Blau" blue.

1) Items made outside of china are not made in china.

2) You are correct they are not Koni's....

This statement is directly from Blauparts: "Note: This shock set is NOT recommended for vehicles equipped with aftermarket sport springs (i.e. H&R, Eibach) or factory Sport or M suspension systems."


EDIT: They are absolutely Not KYB or Tokico struts or shocks. You might want to do some research on this before you throw out bad information.


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Nitrous is a little trickier than boost, but it's not the spray that kills motors, it's STUPIDITY!!
I Know How To Fix The Rear "Bouncing" Problem On Your Cheap Coilovers Like: Jom RL FK SE & RK.

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Old 08-21-2016, 01:23 AM   #7
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1) Items made outside of china are not made in china.

2) You are correct they are not Koni's....

This statement is directly from Blauparts: "Note: This shock set is NOT recommended for vehicles equipped with aftermarket sport springs (i.e. H&R, Eibach) or factory Sport or M suspension systems."


EDIT: They are absolutely Not KYB or Tokico struts or shocks. You might want to do some research on this before you throw out bad information.


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Well I'm not trying to get into a pissing contest with the resident BMW suspension Guru.

The China question was rhetorical and obviously they are not Koni Dr. SERIOUS.

I'm not trying to be misleading or throw out bad info. I said "most likely" and that is just what I've read.
They are what they are, they are made where they are made, period.

Are they good quality? YES
Are they made in USA, Germany, Spain or Turkey? IDK, most likely not. My guess is China as you said.

I'm not looking to rip anyone off and I'm not trying to make money off of them either. I can't use them, I've disclosed everything I know.

HOPE THAT'S ACCEPTABLE.
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Old 08-21-2016, 01:35 AM   #8
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I have a 330xi and it must have the sport or m suspension because these were to long for my setup. I realized this after building one and trying to install it, so the one does have some scratches on the bottom but it is only cosmetic.

This may fit other E46 models to but I am not positive.

Hey I think that's great, next time order the correct struts for an Xi. GLWS

BTW, they're currently on sale at $96.30 with free shipping, so you might want to re-think that "I'm not looking to rip anyone off" thing.



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Nitrous is a little trickier than boost, but it's not the spray that kills motors, it's STUPIDITY!!
I Know How To Fix The Rear "Bouncing" Problem On Your Cheap Coilovers Like: Jom RL FK SE & RK.

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Hey I think that's great, next time order the correct struts for an Xi. GLWS

BTW, they're currently on sale at $96.30 with free shipping, so you might want to re-think that "I'm not looking to rip anyone off" thing.



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You live and you learn, sometimes along the way you stumble and if you are lucky someone will help you.

I'm sure you weren't born with godly suspension knowledge, at some point you learned it. This was my first ever attempt at building and installing struts. Thanks for the support and kind words! (That is sarcasm because I'm sure you won't get that the way you didn't get my rhetorical question).

Price adjusted, 95shipped.
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Don't feel bad arsenol2012, I did the same thing with a subaru. I had an AWD Legacy Outback and i accidentally ordered struts for an AWD Legacy (no outback). It took me about 8 months to finally have the time to install them and i tried to install the first one, and it hit the tire (they took returns only within the first 6 months).... i still have all four in my attic five years later, brand new. I need to list them on craigslist or ebay i guess, or give them away as i really don't want to see the damn things, i sold the car years ago and it has since gone tot he junkyard.

Rob43, do you have to be so damn snarky and assume the worst in people??
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Don't feel bad arsenol2012, I did the same thing with a subaru. I had an AWD Legacy Outback and i accidentally ordered struts for an AWD Legacy (no outback). It took me about 8 months to finally have the time to install them and i tried to install the first one, and it hit the tire (they took returns only within the first 6 months).... i still have all four in my attic five years later, brand new. I need to list them on craigslist or ebay i guess, or give them away as i really don't want to see the damn things, i sold the car years ago and it has since gone tot he junkyard.

Rob43, do you have to be so damn snarky and assume the worst in people??
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@rob43 - you have your period today? you need to eat more pizza lol.

Unfortunately, you're both completely missing the point.

Go back & read what the OP wrote in his for sale thread, it's very misleading to say things like "Edit: they are most likely KYB or Tokico struts which are painted "Blau" blue." when they are not.

What happens next ? Some newer forum member reads this stuff & buys these extremely low quality ~$49 each struts that Don't even work for a Sport suspension BMW.

By simply posting the facts, the average guy won't jump into the wrong front strut; thinking it's one thing when it's not.

That's called,..... Helping The E46F Community Out.



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Nitrous is a little trickier than boost, but it's not the spray that kills motors, it's STUPIDITY!!
I Know How To Fix The Rear "Bouncing" Problem On Your Cheap Coilovers Like: Jom RL FK SE & RK.

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Rob43 thanks for straightening it all out, but there is a snarky way to do that and a nice way to say the same thing. I missed nothing (but thanks for assuming I "completely missed the point" like i am a moron and can't read the thread from the beginning??)... i hear you, the OP even said he understands, but it could have been done in a friendly fashion. I too have to edit my words so as to not appear condescending, it is difficult but a worthwhile thing IMHO
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Rob43 thanks for straightening it all out, but there is a snarky way to do that and a nice way to say the same thing. I missed nothing (but thanks for assuming I "completely missed the point" like i am a moron and can't read the thread from the beginning??)... i hear you, the OP even said he understands, but it could have been done in a friendly fashion. I too have to edit my words so as to not appear condescending, it is difficult but a worthwhile thing IMHO

I hear what you're saying...

I simply like correct information, not bad and or misleading info.



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You are a piece of work Rob. You are being two timing and throwing in backhanded comments like this...
"Some newer forum member reads this stuff & buys these extremely low quality ~$49 each*struts*that Don't even work for a Sport*suspension*BMW."

Have you used these before? How do you attest to their quality?
You bashed me from the beginning and I was nothing but polite and still am.

Clearly they are not for sport suspension it says it and I said. Why do you keep saying that.

My car is 15yrs old and has 176k miles on it, I wanted a cheap alternative as I'm sure others here may as well. The rear ones I have installed are working just fine, granted it's only been 600 miles they have been on but untill you use and test out these cheap crappy inferior low quality Chinese BS parts as you have so eloquently eluded to them as given your years of experience and testing of them please refrain from bashing on me.

If I'm wrong let me know I'll change it as I have already.

I'm done here you guys keep dick punching each other if it makes you feel good.


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Please , we are not dick punching, we are sword fighting, much more pleasurable
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You are a piece of work Rob. You are being two timing and throwing in backhanded comments like this...
"Some newer forum member reads this stuff & buys these extremely low quality ~$49 each*struts*that Don't even work for a Sport*suspension*BMW."

Have you used these before? How do you attest to their quality?
You bashed me from the beginning and I was nothing but polite and still am.

Clearly they are not for sport suspension it says it and I said. Why do you keep saying that.

My car is 15yrs old and has 176k miles on it, I wanted a cheap alternative as I'm sure others here may as well. The rear ones I have installed are working just fine, granted it's only been 600 miles they have been on but untill you use and test out these cheap crappy inferior low quality Chinese BS parts as you have so eloquently eluded to them as given your years of experience and testing of them please refrain from bashing on me.

If I'm wrong let me know I'll change it as I have already.

I'm done here you guys keep dick punching each other if it makes you feel good.


PRICE DROPPED $85 Shipped

Wow, what a load of crap. You gave poor and misleading info in an attempt to unload your poor purchase decision.

I'm with rob because he was telling it the way it is.
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Wow, what a load of crap. You gave poor and misleading info in an attempt to unload your poor purchase decision.

I'm with rob because he was telling it the way it is.
Here is where I got my info...
http://www.audiforums.com/forum/audi...uparts-136124/

"Most likely" does not mean they are. I'm not explaining myself any further I did not say THEY ARE KYB, THEY ARE TOKIKO, THEY WILL WORK FOR SPORT SUSPENSION, THEY ARE MADE IN USA, THEY ARE GOLD PLATED OR THAT THEY WILL MAKE YOUR CAR FLY.
Get off my back did you look at the first post it clearly came from the website that sells them. STOP TROLLING!

Love my bimmer, really hating this community though. Next ride is going to be another Audi. I have done nothing but try to promote growth and help, just look at my past posts.

I come here and try to sell something at a fair price and post the info that I know and you jackals pounce on me like a fresh carcass. I have my phone number posted so you can ask questions too. HOW AM I LYING?

GET A LIFE!

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Edit: they are most likely KYB or Tokico struts which are painted "Blau" blue.
No they are not, complete BS. This is misleading and you know it.

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I wanted a cheap alternative

granted it's only been 600 miles they have been on but untill you use and test out these cheap crappy inferior low quality Chinese BS parts

PRICE DROPPED $85 Shipped
You said it, "cheap crappy inferior low quality Chinese BS parts".

Look dude, if you go to a tire store and buy the cheapest possible A/S tires you can buy with a 30k mileage warranty for 39$ a tire, you
don't need to be a rocket scientist to know they're crap. Get it.

I hope you sell these struts soon because i believe your price is fair, but your information was misleading and you know it.
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