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Old 02-19-2013, 11:26 AM   #1
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Ebay OEM Shocks and Struts kit? $150?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-NEW-FRONT-...596532&vxp=mtr

Are those even real? $150 for all? That's cheap, and they are saying they are OEM parts. I'd like to see if someone really tried these because I haven't found a review.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:27 AM   #2
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:30 AM   #3
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They're not OEM. They're ebay crap.
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A set of OEM Sachs shocks cost about $500.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:33 AM   #5
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A set of OEM Sachs shocks cost about $500.
Exactly, it says 25 people have bought them?!
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:36 AM   #6
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:37 AM   #7
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-NEW-FRONT-...596532&vxp=mtr

Are those even real? $150 for all? That's cheap, and they are saying they are OEM parts. I'd like to see if someone really tried these because I haven't found a review.
No, they aren't. The name of the vendor is OEM Parts Plus, but in no way should you interpret that to mean they only sell OEM parts. In the pictures, clearly the brand is some unknown CBSport. When the vendor says they are "designed for use with OEM springs", that is not the same thing as saying "these are OEM shocks and struts".

As Solidjake said, when a set of OE Sachs costs $500, for $150 you will get generic crap.
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No, they aren't. The name of the vendor is OEM Parts Plus, but in no way should you interpret that to mean they only sell OEM parts. In the pictures, clearly the brand is some unknown CBSport. When the vendor says they are "designed for use with OEM springs", that is not the same thing as saying "these are OEM shocks and struts".

As Solidjake said, when a set of OE Sachs costs $500, for $150 you will get generic crap.
Agreed. I messaged the seller and asked a few quiestions, he says they are not OEM, obviously, haha and I'm demanding exactly reviews from these "25" people who have bought them. Usrely one of them would review.
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Just don't waste your time with him. Get OEM shocks and move on.
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If you're looking to save money and get a quality set of shocks, look at Bilstein Touring. They're $320 for all 4 from eShocks.com. I have enjoyed the ride and handling tradeoff compared to the OEM shocks.
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If you're looking to save money and get a quality set of shocks, look at Bilstein Touring. They're $320 for all 4 from eShocks.com. I have enjoyed the ride and handling tradeoff compared to the OEM shocks.
Did you put in lowering springs,?
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I did not. The Touring shocks aren't designed for lowering springs and if you install them it will kill the shocks quicker. If you're looking for a good setup to use for lowering springs, the Koni's seem to be the best deal.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:07 PM   #14
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fwiw i had a e36 that i bought for $800.The front struts were totally blown,i purchaced the cheapest set off ebay(they were yellow)and the fit just fine.20k miles later they still ride like new.The car has been subjected to my 18 year old brother borrowing it travelling at 100 plus mph on rural indiana back roads- there fine for anything i own
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fwiw i had a e36 that i bought for $800.The front struts were totally blown,i purchaced the cheapest set off ebay(they were yellow)and the fit just fine.20k miles later they still ride like new.The car has been subjected to my 18 year old brother borrowing it travelling at 100 plus mph on rural indiana back roads- there fine for anything i own
Were they the ones possibly in the link that I shared?
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they were these
http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-NEW-FRONT-...3d89fb&vxp=mtr

for a e36,honestly the ones you need look better.
I say go for it,i promise spending $500 more on top shelf parts isnt going to matter on a 13 year old car
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It's not about money, it's about safety. I don't think I would trust cheap knockoff parts on eBay that are posted as "OEM" when they clearly aren't. People can put whatever they want to on their cars but in the end it's not going to perform as intended and why spend $150 on knockoffs when you can get quality Bilstein suspension for $170 more with a lifetime warranty?
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It's not about money, it's about safety. I don't think I would trust cheap knockoff parts on eBay that are posted as "OEM" when they clearly aren't. People can put whatever they want to on their cars but in the end it's not going to perform as intended and why spend $150 on knockoffs when you can get quality Bilstein suspension for $170 more with a lifetime warranty?
Shoot me a link with that price. I will have you know that I want to replace my struts, shocks, and springs.
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Met a guy on Instagram last night with the c8 sports shocks and bilstein Springs and it looks really good, he said he has had them on for about 20,000 miles and will roll on 200k on his e36 today.
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it's not about money, it's about safety. I don't think i would trust cheap knockoff parts on ebay that are posted as "oem" when they clearly aren't. People can put whatever they want to on their cars but in the end it's not going to perform as intended and why spend $150 on knockoffs when you can get quality bilstein suspension for $170 more with a lifetime warranty?
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