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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 05-08-2015, 07:26 AM
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Blistein PSS9

I have the PSS9s on my 96 328i and the shocks are close to blowing. I was wondering if you can get replacement shocks for it? Everywhere I look I can only find the complete kit.
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Old 05-08-2015, 07:49 AM
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You can have your existing dampers rebuilt by Bilstein.
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Old 05-08-2015, 08:03 AM
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Thanks for the suggestion, but this is my DD.
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Old 05-08-2015, 08:31 AM
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Then I'd buy el cheapo Pepboy Monroe specials to last me just long enough to have Bilstein rebuild my real shocks.
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Old 05-08-2015, 08:36 AM
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Nix that. Where in Canada are you located? I can tell you where to get the cheapest shocks/struts.
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Old 05-08-2015, 08:52 AM
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How long will it take them to rebuild?

I bought the car with the coilovers so I don't have the original springs. Will that matter?
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Old 05-08-2015, 08:56 AM
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No, they just replace the seals. I'm not sure how long it well take them, though. Check their website for more info.
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In Canada they ship them out to BC. Last time I had gotten some rebuilt it was for an AMG Merc, and I had them back in less than 3 weeks. (I was in Ottawa, I ask where you're from, as there is a difference between driving to NY state from Churchill and driving from Toronto).
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Old 05-08-2015, 09:11 AM
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Sorry, I meant will the cheapo shocks work with the coil overs? Could I get Tokico Illuminas instead? Really, I'm looking for the cheaper option, don't hate. I'm putting tons of money into it just to keep it running.
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Old 05-08-2015, 09:16 AM
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In Canada they ship them out to BC. Last time I had gotten some rebuilt it was for an AMG Merc, and I had them back in less than 3 weeks. (I was in Ottawa, I ask where you're from, as there is a difference between driving to NY state from Churchill and driving from Toronto).
3 weeks isn't so bad, I was more curious then anything.

I'm near Ottawa. I don't have a valid passport, so no driving into the states.
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Just buy a used stock suspension off of CL. It will be cheaper than any new set up you can find. After I installed Blistein PSSs in my e36, I sold my old suspension for $50 to a guy with H&R race springs that was looking for a winter suspension. I am sure you can find a similar deal.
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Old 05-08-2015, 03:12 PM
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Or go talk to Bobby at Euro Parts in Gatineau. He will have used shocks & struts for a decent price.


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