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Old 01-08-2013, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by todd92 View Post
I would go with the eBay over the OEM, which you know will eventually break again anyway.
I agree - this is one of those cases where BMW appears to have had a supplier with what seems like questionable product quality over a number of years.

Might be the rear suspension design itself, but not a convincing case for insisting on exactly the same spring to replace a broken one.

I would be more comfortable with an alternate one as long as the maker has a good track record.

Don't know if the O.E. ones were Stumpp or not, but if they were it looks like they came out of a Slovakian plant.

The Lesjofors ones could be from several countries, including China as always seems to be the case now.

But worth a gamble I would say.
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