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Old 01-16-2013, 08:49 PM   #1
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Ever heard of this place?!

So I recently got into a bit of an accident. And need a front right control arm and tie rod end. Im tight on money and would like to find a good deal, but still have a quality part. I came across this company while Google searching, and wondered if any of you have used them in the past. All their parts say "genuine BMW" so im thinking these are the real deal, But unsure how their prices are so low. But wanted to hear some feedback before I pulled the trigger.

Please let me know anything you've experienced or heard about these people. Thanks.

Heres a link to the control arm I was looking into to getting:
http://www.fcpeuro.com/BMW-parts/M3/...e=20&year=2006
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:29 PM   #2
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Yes, they are a reputable company. They are either affiliated with or used to be called FCP Groton - longtime Volvo parts house.
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I love fcpeuro. They have good price and free shipping over $25. I use them all the time. But their free shipping takes time. I didn't click on your link but fcpeuro are genuine.
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I purchased something from them twice this week. Their orders came in before the others. Price is good and free shipping to boot.
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Yes, they are a reputable company. They are either affiliated with or used to be called FCP Groton - longtime Volvo parts house.
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I love fcpeuro. They have good price and free shipping over $25. I use them all the time. But their free shipping takes time. I didn't click on your link but fcpeuro are genuine.
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I purchased something from them twice this week. Their orders came in before the others. Price is good and free shipping to boot.
Alright cool, thanks guys. Are these OEM parts from Bmw? or just aftermarket parts based off the actual parts?
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They "should" state what company makes the part. Ask them and let us know what they say.
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Alright, but what confuses me is that all the parts say "genuine Bmw" on them. Not sure what that means exactly...
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And Jake have you ever installed a wiper fluid tank on a M3? If so do you have a DIY video of it? I'm wondering how hard its going to be..
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Don't have one but there is one in the DIY section. I assume loosen the bolts and disconnect the washer pump/motor carefully.

I'd paint it black if I were you and leave a line so you can see the level.
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Don't have one but there is one in the DIY section. I assume loosen the bolts and disconnect the washer pump/motor carefully.

I'd paint it black if I were you and leave a line so you can see the level.
Whats the point? nobody ever sees it. Its behind the bumper
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Alright cool, thanks guys. Are these OEM parts from Bmw? or just aftermarket parts based off the actual parts?
They are genuine BMW parts, if it is mentioned in the description. If they are aftermarket or OEM, it will be mentioned as well. I have many transactions with them and I have been happy with the price and quality.
Just the free shipping takes a little longer.
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The "genuine BMW" designation means they are marked BMW and come in package that are stamped BMW with the logo. Many distributors have access to BMW parts sold by the dealer. There is a company called Worldpac that sells foreign and domestic "dealer" parts to garages. Occasionally, Beck-Arnley parts will come in BMW packaging - they are supposed to be repackaged factory parts.
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How do you have 2500 posts and not know what a "Genuine BMW" part is? It is OEM and warrantied by BMW (if you have a certified mechanic install it) for several years.
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They are genuine BMW parts, if it is mentioned in the description. If they are aftermarket or OEM, it will be mentioned as well. I have many transactions with them and I have been happy with the price and quality.
Just the free shipping takes a little longer.
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The "genuine BMW" designation means they are marked BMW and come in package that are stamped BMW with the logo. Many distributors have access to BMW parts sold by the dealer. There is a company called Worldpac that sells foreign and domestic "dealer" parts to garages. Occasionally, Beck-Arnley parts will come in BMW packaging - they are supposed to be repackaged factory parts.
Ok ya I gave them a call today and made the order. He said that its all real bmw parts just they buy them in bulk for super cheap and thats why they are able to give them away for so cheap. The guy was very personable and a pleasure to deal with. Once I receive the package ill give you guys a bit of a review. So far so good though.

Thanks for the all the quick replies..
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How do you have 2500 posts and not know what a "Genuine BMW" part is? It is OEM and warrantied by BMW (if you have a certified mechanic install it) for several years.
I know what a "genuine bmw" part is, its just I wasn't sure if people have experience with the company, and can vouch for the quality of the parts. Sorry if my stupidity offended you.
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