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Old 06-13-2019, 03:00 PM
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Aftermarket Struts - electronic vs non-electronic

I have a 2010 Z4 that needs front struts. I was advised to look for aftermarket to save money and I ended up at fcpeuro.com to shop. I used their vehicle selector and narrowed that down to a pair of Bilstein struts that are not electronic. The tool says they're compatible with my car but obviously not the electronics. I'm honestly not interested in the electronics and it's a huge cost savings to go with the non-electronic.

I've been told but I want to try and confirm, can the non-electronic struts be used in place of the OEM electronics? Will I permanently have alarm lights on my iDrive system?
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Old 06-14-2019, 07:18 PM
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You can use the struts but to avoid constant error messages to have to get unit that fools the ecu. Search around for that. I forgot who makes it, maybe Koni.
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