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Old 09-16-2019, 01:01 AM
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front end,

struts and all the parts

all the control arms

complete tie rods

1,300$

the x3 is by far the most expensive bmw yet

think i did the whole e39 for 1400

and the e60 is cheap
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Old 09-16-2019, 11:16 AM
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front end,

struts and all the parts

all the control arms

complete tie rods

1,300$

the x3 is by far the most expensive bmw yet

think i did the whole e39 for 1400

and the e60 is cheap
I find the struts on the X3 very expensive compared to other medium/large vehicles I've owned before. Even the cheap stuff isn't all that cheap
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I find the struts on the X3 very expensive compared to other medium/large vehicles I've owned before. Even the cheap stuff isn't all that cheap
e60 parts are very cheap? I should buy that car.
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e60 parts are very cheap? I should buy that car.


If you want cheap you shouldn’t own a Euro car. Or a Ford.


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I find the struts on the X3 very expensive compared to other medium/large vehicles I've owned before. Even the cheap stuff isn't all that cheap

its crazy thats 1300$ for just the front end.. and half of it is 2 struts..

266 a piece OWCH

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Old 09-28-2019, 11:31 AM
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easy job.. 3 hours.. all control arms and front struts, it was well over due, and really shot

i like that they left the articulating bolts behind.. so no alignment until i replace the tie rods

there is slotted upper strut holes 2

pretty easy
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really Ford?

In my experience they have been the cheapest cars I've owned to fix and run. I had a 2004 Focus and a 2002 Excursion
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In my experience they have been the cheapest cars I've owned to fix and run. I had a 2004 Focus and a 2002 Excursion
When maintained properly, yes Ford. My '04 F150 cost more in maintenance in 2 years than my X3 in 7. 4 hours for a proper plug job (needing to remove the PCM to gain access), $300 for a set of coils, $100 for plugs (every 60k). VAcuum IWEs that are horribly failure prone and cost $100, which can strip the bearing hub assemblies if not noticed for another $100 a piece. 3v and Ecoboost engines that need a full timing rebuild in as little as 30k miles to the tune of $1800 for the DIYer or $3500 at the dealer. Newer trucks require pulling the entire cab off the truck to address common issues. We've had a slew of expensive failures on the work trucks... our F450 has to have the cab pulled for the second time by only 45k miles because it swallowed an injector. Whenever I see a Ford pull up to my shop, the price goes up due to time involved. Motorcraft parts are outrageously overpriced, and those are the only parts worth using in a Ford.
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easy job.. 3 hours.. all control arms and front struts, it was well over due, and really shot

i like that they left the articulating bolts behind.. so no alignment until i replace the tie rods

there is slotted upper strut holes 2

pretty easy

I like to look at high mileage cars, one of your bimmer got 500K miles? I found the mileage in your garage.
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I only do bmw here at the house, we have 3 (*i normally have 3)

i find that in comparison the e83 is more expensive then my others.. past and present: AND it is definitely "different" being assembled here in the states then the rest of the Germany made ones

i plan on bite'n off a e70 diesel sometime soon.

I just wanted to share some things.. 1300$ got me all 4 control arms, ball joints and complete struts (*tops and all new hardware) Fcp euro has a kit (*bs HDs)

if you dont touch the tie rods you dont need an alignment, the work is pretty easy

and yeah i sold the e30 a while back.. but it had liek 512k on it.. Im half way there with the 540, and the 550 is almost a quarter of the way
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i find that in comparison the e83 is more expensive then my others.. past and present: AND it is definitely "different" being assembled here in the states then the rest of the Germany made ones
FYI -- At least U.S. E83s were assembled in Austria.
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stand corrected... then they just sucked at making the e83
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