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E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013)
The E63/E64 BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 11-27-2012, 09:02 AM
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New Strut Help

Hello Forum! I was wondering if anyone new where to buy some good aftermarket struts besides the dealership? Do you need to go with oem or are there any other options out there?

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Old 11-27-2012, 06:56 PM
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Bilstein Heavy duty or Sport....
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Old 11-27-2012, 06:59 PM
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Whats better and are they cheaper than oem? How about quality?

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Bilstein Sport and HD struts are a major improvement over stock. The only thing better is to go for a Bilstein PSS9 or KW V3 coilover system - $2,500.

Looks like you are lowered so I would go for the sports. Bilstien descriptions:

Heavy Duty (HD) - $134 x 4 at Turner Motorsports
HD shocks are for cars with the standard, factory suspension. They are typically about 20% firmer than the original shock, improving body roll, brake dive, and overall handling.

Sport - $239 x 4 at Turner Motorsports
Sport shocks are for cars lowered from the factory ride height and are about 20% stiffer than the factory shocks. Sport shocks work great with lowering springs such as H&R or Eibach

OEM struts are $250 each for the rear and $350 each for the fronts. You should go to an indie to install since they will charge about 1/4 what the dealer will for this.
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Old 11-28-2012, 12:12 AM
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I'd suggest sport strut for you. These struts are made to go with a lowered aftermarket spring. And you may buy at Turner Motorsports or at Tirerack.
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My car is actually still stock....not lowered at all so it looks like I should buy the HD shocks right? Do I need to buy all 4? Or can I just buy the front 2 since that is where my strut is bad? Thanks so much you guys for the info. The local dealer wants $470 x2 per Oem strut....plus install. Crazy!
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:02 PM
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I am so glad you made this thread. I have been looking for new Struts but for some reason I couldn't find them anywhere.

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Hey guys. I need some clarification here please. Will the HDs work on the front of the car? I ask because the parts site says that they are only for the rear, but you seem to indicate that they can be run on the front too.

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Hey guys. I need some clarification here please. Will the HDs work on the front of the car? I ask because the parts site says that they are only for the rear, but you seem to indicate that they can be run on the front too.

A little help will be very much appreciated!
front and rear.....


http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-58...FQeg4AodCQoA_A

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http://www.tirerack.com/suspension/S...&perfcat=track
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