mine's been on for just over a month, no problems, no noises, still working fine, been drivin nj and streets of brooklyn. just want it on a car with a fatter swaybar to make sure it'll hold up, so i'll give Josiah a month to test them out, beat on the car a lot, then if reports come back with positive feedbacks, then i'll put it up on the store so those who are interested may order. and thanks again Josiah for commin forward to be the guinea pig. Wen.
2001 E39 M5 : Silverstone Blue, 19" Breyton Spirits (horribly rashed...), black kidney grilles (one broken...), black and white badging (fading fast...), Philips Silverline Indicator Bulbs, Alpine KCA-420i (in a box in the house) and Xmas-pressie iPod Classic (just need Intravee II now...), otherwise standard (but who knows...)
"I look at it like this. Owning an M5 is kind of like dating a slamming hot big-t...ed blonde, who is a pain in the *****, drains your cash, but screws like there's no tomorrow. Owning a Honda Civic or the like, is akin to dating a girl who is fat, ugly, smells a bit where she shouldn't, is a cheap date and doesn't screw at all (you don't mind). So yeah, I'll take the blonde." (Courtsey of Jetpilot718)
These look nice. I wonder how long they would last in the UK weather without a sealing boot?
Starting to convince myself that my original ones are in need of replacement
If you'll look at Josiah's and Mr.Li's locations, you'll find that they're both in the North Eastern part of the US. Consequently, that is the same area which you immediately remove from your search criteria when looking for a used car - they're all rusted to crap due to the tremendous amounts of salt that comes in contact with everything. Thus, they're being put to the test in possibly the most harsh test grounds you can find when it comes to un-covered metal bearings.
the only reason why i made new ones is because the oem failed on me, and i like stainless hardware, and it's prettier than stock imo. the main reason why it would cost so much is because the Aurora bearings are extremely expensive, they cost more than other bearings, but their tolerance is tighter than the rest, i found their specs on their site before, if i used cheaper bearings, then it would cost less, but then again, i'm not using Aurora's top of the line bearings either, they can go for $30 PER bearing, multiply that by 4, and bearings alone can cost $120. i'm trying to keep cost down for myself and for interested board members. prices on my parts can be compared to any bmw aftermarket parts, and it's much cheaper while still holding +- .005 tolerance, and -.0005 +0 on the the sway bar endlinks. so in conclusion, i like the look of the part, it's beefier, it's got better bearings than stock, stainless hardware, and it's a new product that no one has ever made before(dont quote me on that but im pretty sure it's correct).