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Gooseacre
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Shocking price for shocks!

Post by Gooseacre » Thu 14 Apr, 2016 20:47

My local Indy just gave me a price for front shocks for my S54 roadster - 230+vat ... Per side. That's 550 before fitting!

Holy moly.
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Brian H
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Re: Shocking price for shocks!

Post by Brian H » Thu 14 Apr, 2016 20:55

Gooseacre wrote:My local Indy just gave me a price for front shocks for my S54 roadster - 230+vat ... Per side. That's 550 before fitting!

Holy moly.
Yup, not cheap, have you tried bmminiparts for a price? OEM parts at discounted prices, just takes a few days longer to order.

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Re: Shocking price for shocks!

Post by Del » Thu 14 Apr, 2016 21:02

Blimey you can get the World-beating, track-suitable, Bilstein B6s for around £180-£200 each for your car :shock:

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Re: Shocking price for shocks!

Post by Gooseacre » Thu 14 Apr, 2016 21:07

Bmminiparts.com = 119 + vat per side
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Re: Shocking price for shocks!

Post by Gooseacre » Thu 14 Apr, 2016 21:09

Ps. THANKS!
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Re: Shocking price for shocks!

Post by Gooseacre » Thu 14 Apr, 2016 21:30

Scrub that - not 119 at bmminiparts.com - looked up wrong part
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Re: Shocking price for shocks!

Post by pingu » Fri 15 Apr, 2016 03:29

Del wrote:Blimey you can get the World-beating, track-suitable, Bilstein B6s for around £180-£200 each for your car :shock:
Bavarian Autosport are very cheap, but the transport cost for the front shocks was prohibitively expensive. If you can find a cheap method of shipping, this is the place to get Bilstein B6 HDs.

http://www.bavauto.com/shop.asp?HC1=0&h ... 20Roadster

$178.15 x 2 = £250 for both.
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Re: Shocking price for shocks!

Post by c_w » Mon 01 Aug, 2016 12:41

As already said you may as well get the Bilstein B6 which is a standard length damper but uprated and still comfortable but gives so much more body control over the stock damper.

I assumed the likes of EuroCarParts don't do OE-spec dampers like Bilstein/SACHs etc? as they should be much cheaper for likely the same damper as from BMW.

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