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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 02-15-2013, 01:44 AM
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Question Suspension brands?

I've been shopping for suspension parts for my 84 318i on Partsgeek.com and have found lots of different companies. Heres a few: Lemforder, Moog, FEQ, Mevotech, Febi Blistien, Karlyn, AST, TRW. I know the Lemforder is probably the best but I'm on a budget(very low budget). Can anyone say anything about any of the other brands???
I'm worried that if I get some of the cheaper stuff that it'll fail 1000mi. down the road. I was planning on upgrading to performance on some stuff later on but right now I'm just trying to fix my suspension problem. That being said I won't mind some of the parts I'm about to buy crapping out in a year or 2.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:09 AM
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Go for Lemforder or Mehyl, they were OEM BMW suppliers. Febi Bilstein was OEM supplier to Mercedes, so they are probably good quality as well. Wouldnt bother with any other brand, worth paying the premium to get brandname parts in this case. this isnt to say buy from the dealer you pay more for the fact there is a BMW badge on the part
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Old 02-15-2013, 07:01 AM
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Buy Moog, I sell all these brands through my work, and Moog is the best. Also, Moog carries a Lifetime Warranty so if you plan to keep the car, then that warranty comes in handy.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:47 AM
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Febi is Bilstein's son or brother or something like that. OEM for BMW, too.
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Old 02-17-2013, 10:09 AM
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:03 AM
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Febi & Meyle is similar in quality for components as far as bushes etc. go
Both tend to sell Billstein (suspension guys) springs & shocks.
I use Febi components for my rebuilds, because our local Meyle agent sucks....
Febi & Bilstein are 2 completely different companies even though the first owners were brothers.
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I plan on keeping my car so I bought the moog(lifetime warranty). I had a Moog Rep come in and show us the difference between moog and other brands. Since then I only buy moog. Lets just say that these other brands don't really stack up quality wise.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:39 PM
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Are you looking for something OEM or Aftermarket?
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Get some M3 Sport Bilsteins. Niiiiice ride.
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