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post #1 of 6 Old 17th March 2019, 03:54 AM Thread Starter
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Looks like my front struts are too far gone - anyone replaced theirs yet...if so with which brand

Well, my handling has been getting a bit worse over the past months (Iím now at 80k mikes), so I did an alignment to see if it would help. The alignment was off a bit, but didnít help on the steering feel and my inner edges of both front tires are wearing and looks like Iím cambered out quite a bit. Since the toe was not off much I started checking and looks like my control arms were in need if a change so just did those. It helped some with the camber, but when I looked up top on the strut, it has been previously adjusted and is to the limits of the adjustment now.

Looks like new strut time so wondering what others have used? I see there are some Bilsteinís available...has anyone put those on their cars?

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Well, my handling has been getting a bit worse over the past months (Iím now at 80k mikes), so I did an alignment to see if it would help. The alignment was off a bit, but didnít help on the steering feel and my inner edges of both front tires are wearing and looks like Iím cambered out quite a bit. Since the toe was not off much I started checking and looks like my crontrol arms were in need if a change so just did those. It helped some with the camber, but when I looked up top on the strut, it has been previously adjusted and is to the limits of the adjustment now.

Looks like new strut time so wondering what others have used? I see there are some Bilsteinís available...has anyone put those on their cars?
Struts no,,go with genuine bmw espically the front ,,,beware I tell you,,it is up to you

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IF you want to keep EDC and all that working properly, stick with stock units.

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I went with bilstein b6
Retains edc and better than stock

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I went with bilstein b6
Retains edc and better than stock

Define better than stock. What's wrong with stock units?

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Nothing wrong with them
Just they are improved all handling all aspects

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