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Where to buy a set of front shocks for a 2008 130i M-sport?

Msport suspension set up, don't mind going aftermarket if its better or cheaper. 

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Just got a full set of bilstein touring shocks from FCP euro for like $200 a corner on the 330.

Check p/n but likely -

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-strut-assembly-front-left-128i-135i-313-254

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-strut-assembly-front-right-128i-135i-313-255

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23 hours ago, Jacko said:

Just got a full set of bilstein touring shocks from FCP euro for like $200 a corner on the 330.

Check p/n but likely -

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-strut-assembly-front-left-128i-135i-313-254

https://www.fcpeuro.com/products/bmw-strut-assembly-front-right-128i-135i-313-255

Looks like the part numbers are different, checked real oem and they came up with:

Front left is 31316786023

Front Right is 31316786024

Found a couple of genuine bmw parts on fcp euro but $200US a corner 

 

Bilsteins website gave these two for front shocks with sports suspension on E81/E87 130i:

Front Left https://www.bilstein-shop.com/bilstein-bmw-1-series-e81-e87-130i-b4-gas-shock-absorber-p-231455.html

Front Right https://www.bilstein-shop.com/bilstein-bmw-1-series-e81-e87-130i-front-b4-gas-shock-absorbe-p-231453.html

Searching their p/n found they're available at a few places and about $100NZ each plus shipping

 

Are B4s suitable replacements for M-Sport suspension, these say they are but wonder if anyone has fitted them before?

 Do I need to order anything else? 

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E87 and E81s have different shocks up front, looks like E81s are shared with E82s in some specs (like the US 128i coupe)

 

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/partxref?q=31316782857 - The sachs p/n is the "old" p/n for the same shock you listed, and interchangable retrospectively with the 23/24

 

B4s come in both "Motorsport" valving and stock. Its very likely many of the shocks are all totally physically interchangeable from E8/9x but will have different valving. 

 

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42 minutes ago, Jacko said:

E87 and E81s have different shocks up front, looks like E81s are shared with E82s in some specs (like the US 128i coupe)

 

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/partxref?q=31316782857 - The sachs p/n is the "old" p/n for the same shock you listed, and interchangable retrospectively with the 23/24

 

B4s come in both "Motorsport" valving and stock. Its very likely many of the shocks are all totally physically interchangeable from E8/9x but will have different valving. 

 

Sorry those linked Bilsteins are E81/E87 130i in the sports suspension spec which I assume is their jargon for M-sport suspension. They are dearer than the models for stock suspension. 

 

Ah ok, that makes sense. So they work out about the same cost then between the Sachs and the bilstein b4. 

 

Edit with Shipping B4s for sport suspension are under $300NZ, and the sachs are about $380

 

ok on amazon I can match the old part number to the B4 bilsteins, so they're correct for the E81! They've got them even cheaper hmmm

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