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Old 02-23-2009, 06:06 AM
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Originally Posted by BlackBMWs View Post
+1 EACTuning.... Supprised they are not on the list...
After a couple of years of BMW, with posts on all the parts I've needed to buy, not once has EACTuning been recommended, until now (AFAIK).

I'm happy to add Mark's company to the list, as the whole point is to come up with the short list of user-recommended "best" suppliers to call for general DIY parts needs.

Over time, any one person would likely whittle their personal sublist down to fewer than a handful (since we don't all have the time nor inclination like I did to call every single one of them to get a price-comparison shipping-tax-comparison for my original thread on best supplier.

Here's the user-recommended list so far (please continue to hone):

AllEuro,(NV),?t?s,866-286-2051,http://www.alleuropeanautoparts.com
AllOem,(??),?t?s,800-230-5754,http://www.alloembmwparts.com
Apex,(PA),-t-s,866-505-2739,http://www.apexperformance.net
AutoBody,(??),?t?s,800-364-3005,http://www.bmwautobodypartstore.com
AutoHaus,(AZ),-t-s,800-240-4620,http://www.autohausaz.com,(no,ship>50)
AutoParts,(??),?t?s,800-859-0923,http://www.******************.com
Bavauto,(NH),-t-s,800-535-2002,http://www.bavauto.com
Bimmerpart,(??),?t?s,888-810-9223,http://www.bimmerpartswholesale.com
BMAParts,(CA),?t?s,888-262-3911,http://www.bmaparts.com
BMWfans,(??),?t?s,???-???-????,http://www.bmwfans.info
Circle,(NJ),?t?s,732-440-1238,http://www.circlebmw.com
Crevier,(CA),+t?s,800-309-2318,http://www.crevierbmw.com
Crown,(NC),?t+s,866-756-1437,http://www.crownbmw.com
EACTuning,(OH),?t?s,877.322.5757,http://www.eactuning.com,
ElAuto,(FL),?t-s,954-316-1022,http://www.elautoparts.com
EuroParts,(NY),-t-s,800-871-3619,http://www.europartsdirect.com
KOPerf,(FL),?t?s,888-581-1035,http://www.koperformance.com
Mileone,(MD),?t+s,443-872-0743,http://www.mileoneparts.com
OemBimmer,(TX),?t?s,210-445-7090,http://www.oembimmerparts.com
OverNight,(??),?t?s,800-267-1845,http://www.overnightautoparts.com
Pacific,(CA),+t+s,800-542-9634,http://www.pacificbmw.com
PartsBin,(??),?t?s,888-628-3247,http://www.***********.com
Pelican,(CA),?t?s,888-280-7799,http://www.pelicanparts.com
RealOEM,(WB),?t?s,???-???-????,http://www.realoem.com/bmw
TecaAccess,(??),?t?s,925-485-4559,http://www.tecaccessories.com
Turner,(MA),?t?s,800-280-6966,http://www.turnermotorsport.com
Zeckhausen,(NJ),?t?s,800-222-8893,http://www.zeckhausen.com

Note: This is in comma-separated-value (csv) format for easy import into an Excel spreadsheet so you can add quoted prices, shipping, taxes, and service, so you can then easily sort as I did based on criteria you care about.

PS: I might buy the $18 BMW roundel from Mark at EAC Tuning for example, which I noticed simply by visiting their web site to get their contact information (I'll do a short survey on that separately). Plus, while I was at his site, I searched for wiper refills which I recently researched, and his prices seem reasonable (but the description was very confusing because they were too short at 10" to 20" but I hope that's just the web page being wrong). So I recommended him on my wiper refill thread.
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