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Old 11-01-2012, 02:21 PM
bluskye bluskye is offline
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Location: chicago
Join Date: Jul 2002
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Mein Auto: 2006 330i / 2007 X3
Update 11/01/12:
Got front shocks installed at a shop (The famous Ben Thongsai outside Chicago). This included all misc rubber bits/bump stops/upper strut mounts. Sway bar links and sway bar bushings replaced 2012 spring. So with the exception of the control arms, the suspension has been refreshed this year.

The car drives amazing again!! The car barley rides firmer, but bumps are handled with no sloppy rebound. The big acoustic/psychological bonus is there isnt a resonating "thunk" over big bumps, but more of a solid "thud". Hard to explain. Keep in mind, I have worn out crappy Bridgestone EL42 run flats on still.

Whatever BMW spec'd Bilstein to do with their factory shocks/struts, it was no bueno. The aftermarket Bilstein touring/b4 shocks are definitely a good replacement option for RWD models at quite an affordable price.

$340 for shocks/struts + $250 for misc bits that should be replaced with the shocks/struts.
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