HELP - Front suspention bump stop

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Pierrick
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HELP - Front suspention bump stop

Post by Pierrick » Sun 02 Nov, 2014 11:26

Hi all, I started to change my front suspentions and ididn't buy new bump stop as I expected them to be ok but they are worth than expected, is there any chance I could find some somewhere today??

I'm living in Milton Keynes, any help is welcome.

Thanks.

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Re: HELP - Front suspention bump stop

Post by Smartbear » Sun 02 Nov, 2014 12:31

Have you tried eurocarparts?
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Pierrick
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Re: HELP - Front suspention bump stop

Post by Pierrick » Sun 02 Nov, 2014 13:02

they are closed today and i can't find the part on their web site anyway!

Pierrick
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Re: HELP - Front suspention bump stop

Post by Pierrick » Sun 02 Nov, 2014 19:56

Ok, so stoped work on the front suspentions as it was raining.

I had a look on euro car parts, GSF and they don't sell the part I want.

I looked on e-bay but everything seems to be from the USA.

Do I have to go to a BMW dealer then? no choice?

Del
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Re: HELP - Front suspention bump stop

Post by Del » Sun 02 Nov, 2014 22:00

Some generic stuff on Ebay (I recommend doing a search) and a I've found a firm called "Demon Tweaks" to be very good (and helpful) in the past when buying suspension parts for other cars. Is everything else ok i.e. the dust covers and metal washers etc.? :(

Pierrick
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Re: HELP - Front suspention bump stop

Post by Pierrick » Sun 02 Nov, 2014 22:33

I found demon tweak but they din't sell the part!

Everything else is ok. I just repainted the top steel spring seats as they were quite rusty.

I have been looking all evenung on the internet and can't find anyone selling these stop bumps... appart the USA!

Part number is 31331092670 ...

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BladeRunner919
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Re: HELP - Front suspention bump stop

Post by BladeRunner919 » Mon 03 Nov, 2014 11:47

Have you tried a BMW dealer?

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Re: HELP - Front suspention bump stop

Post by Mike Fishwick » Mon 03 Nov, 2014 15:09

Just go to a dealer and stop wasting your time trying to find a cheaper source - and anyway, do you know how much they are? Lots of things are cheap from a dealer - strut mounts for my Z3 cost £23, whereas those for my Mk.II Golf GTI cost £70 - and the cheaper non-VW type fall to bits under heavy conrering loads.
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Pierrick
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Re: HELP - Front suspention bump stop

Post by Pierrick » Mon 03 Nov, 2014 18:11

I wane to my local BMW dealer today.

The price for a pair of stop bumps is 36£! It's not cheap but I can't find them anywhere else.

So I ordered them, and I've been told they will be there tomorrow, apparently there is only 3 sets of those in the whole UK...

I'm sure icould have fitted a slightly different pair from a E36 but anyway as mike says, this could be a lot of time wasted just for a few pounds!

Pierrick
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Re: HELP - Front suspention bump stop

Post by Pierrick » Tue 04 Nov, 2014 21:42

Got the parts today, one dise done tonight after work.

Hope to do the other side tomorrow.

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Re: HELP - Front suspention bump stop

Post by Pierrick » Thu 06 Nov, 2014 22:05

Everything fitted, test drive done tonight, what a difference!

Del
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Re: HELP - Front suspention bump stop

Post by Del » Fri 07 Nov, 2014 10:28

Wait until you do the rears :)
In my experience, tends to dispel any reports that the Z3 doesn't have decent handling. I think there's just a lot around with tired 10+ year old suspension.

Pierrick
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Re: HELP - Front suspention bump stop

Post by Pierrick » Sat 08 Nov, 2014 11:39

I have done the rears in March... I may change the anti roll bars buches too.

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