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Shock Absorbers
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Hi there fellow Fanatics!

The front two shock absorbers on my car need replacing. Can anyone recommend a specific brand I should consider? Or would any shocks at a Supaquick and the like be sufficient? I drive a 118i F20 M Sport.

Thank you so much, and keep safe!
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#2
BILSTEIN b4.
Koni STRT.
Sachs.

Do not fit whatever supaquick have in stock.


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2007 BMW Z4 M Roadster
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(08-05-2020, 10:02 PM)AdiS Wrote: BILSTEIN b4.
Koni STRT.
Sachs.

Do not fit whatever supaquick have in stock.


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Generally speaking, which is the preferred brand?

Bilstein or Koni?

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(10-05-2020, 01:56 PM)PsyCLown Wrote:
(08-05-2020, 10:02 PM)AdiS Wrote: BILSTEIN b4.
Koni STRT.
Sachs.

Do not fit whatever supaquick have in stock.


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Generally speaking, which is the preferred brand?

Bilstein or Koni?

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Honestly, both have their respective fan clubs. And with those entry level products (b4 and strt), I expect the differences are negligible.

I have KONI special active on my 330i, and think they are the best thing since sliced bread, but that is because it’s the only product on the market that I’m aware of which offers ride comfort *and* good handling.


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(10-05-2020, 02:00 PM)AdiS Wrote:
(10-05-2020, 01:56 PM)PsyCLown Wrote:
(08-05-2020, 10:02 PM)AdiS Wrote: BILSTEIN b4.
Koni STRT.
Sachs.

Do not fit whatever supaquick have in stock.


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Generally speaking, which is the preferred brand?

Bilstein or Koni?

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Honestly, both have their respective fan clubs. And with those entry level products (b4 and strt), I expect the differences are negligible.

I have KONI special active on my 330i, and think they are the best thing since sliced bread, but that is because it’s the only product on the market that I’m aware of which offers ride comfort *and* good handling.


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Nice you finally got them installed

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My 330 - 01 BMW E46 330i 5-speed manual
The other 330 - 02 BMW E46 330i 5-speed manual
95 Nissan 1400 bakkie
03 BMW E46 318i N42 Manual Sold
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(10-05-2020, 07:06 PM)Tinuva Wrote:
(10-05-2020, 02:00 PM)AdiS Wrote:
(10-05-2020, 01:56 PM)PsyCLown Wrote:
(08-05-2020, 10:02 PM)AdiS Wrote: BILSTEIN b4.
Koni STRT.
Sachs.

Do not fit whatever supaquick have in stock.


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Generally speaking, which is the preferred brand?

Bilstein or Koni?

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Honestly, both have their respective fan clubs. And with those entry level products (b4 and strt), I expect the differences are negligible.

I have KONI special active on my 330i, and think they are the best thing since sliced bread, but that is because it’s the only product on the market that I’m aware of which offers ride comfort *and* good handling.


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Nice you finally got them installed

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Yes. I’ve been meaning to do a review, but you know, life.

In short: I LOVE Them.


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2004 BMW 330i M-Sport 6MT
2007 BMW Z4 M Roadster
Ex. 2004 BMW M3 Coupe 6MT
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(10-05-2020, 02:00 PM)AdiS Wrote:
(10-05-2020, 01:56 PM)PsyCLown Wrote:
(08-05-2020, 10:02 PM)AdiS Wrote: BILSTEIN b4.
Koni STRT.
Sachs.

Do not fit whatever supaquick have in stock.


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Generally speaking, which is the preferred brand?

Bilstein or Koni?

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Honestly, both have their respective fan clubs. And with those entry level products (b4 and strt), I expect the differences are negligible.

I have KONI special active on my 330i, and think they are the best thing since sliced bread, but that is because it’s the only product on the market that I’m aware of which offers ride comfort *and* good handling.


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Thank you so much for this! How much would I be looking at from a price point? Know of any place I could get them fitted in Johannesburg by any chance as well?
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(11-05-2020, 09:21 AM)6spdmanual Wrote:
(10-05-2020, 02:00 PM)AdiS Wrote: Honestly, both have their respective fan clubs. And with those entry level products (b4 and strt), I expect the differences are negligible.

I have KONI special active on my 330i, and think they are the best thing since sliced bread, but that is because it’s the only product on the market that I’m aware of which offers ride comfort *and* good handling.


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Thank you so much for this! How much would I be looking at from a price point? Know of any place I could get them fitted in Johannesburg by any chance as well?

I agree you won't go wrong with Koni Active Special Shocks.

Here is my advice, do all 4 shocks at the same time. Going with only 2x Koni in the front will be nice, but to get the full experience all 4.

As to where to get them, I used @Peter@AEW here on the forums to import them. You can then use any fitment centre of your choice but since you in Gauteng he can probably also do it or recommend a fitment centre.

Price point, for my E46 it was just under R9k to procure the shocks and then depending on where you get installed you pay per hour of labour or fixed price per shock install. Can range anything from R1000-3000 depending.
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The other 330 - 02 BMW E46 330i 5-speed manual
95 Nissan 1400 bakkie
03 BMW E46 318i N42 Manual Sold
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(10-05-2020, 09:47 PM)AdiS Wrote:
(10-05-2020, 07:06 PM)Tinuva Wrote:
(10-05-2020, 02:00 PM)AdiS Wrote:
(10-05-2020, 01:56 PM)PsyCLown Wrote:
(08-05-2020, 10:02 PM)AdiS Wrote: BILSTEIN b4.
Koni STRT.
Sachs.

Do not fit whatever supaquick have in stock.


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Generally speaking, which is the preferred brand?

Bilstein or Koni?

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Honestly, both have their respective fan clubs. And with those entry level products (b4 and strt), I expect the differences are negligible.

I have KONI special active on my 330i, and think they are the best thing since sliced bread, but that is because it’s the only product on the market that I’m aware of which offers ride comfort *and* good handling.


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Nice you finally got them installed

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Yes. I’ve been meaning to do a review, but you know, life.

In short: I LOVE Them.

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Pardon the thread tangent, are you using the Actives on stock springs?
Current;
2014 F30 320i M Sport
2001 E46 330Ci Coupe (best car ever!!)
2002 E65 745i (best car when it works properly!!)

Exes;
2010 E90 323I M Sport
1996 E36 328i Coupe M Sport
2001 E39 530i
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(12-05-2020, 12:17 PM)Steph745 Wrote:
(10-05-2020, 09:47 PM)AdiS Wrote:
(10-05-2020, 07:06 PM)Tinuva Wrote:
(10-05-2020, 02:00 PM)AdiS Wrote:
(10-05-2020, 01:56 PM)PsyCLown Wrote:
(08-05-2020, 10:02 PM)AdiS Wrote: BILSTEIN b4.
Koni STRT.
Sachs.

Do not fit whatever supaquick have in stock.


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Generally speaking, which is the preferred brand?

Bilstein or Koni?

Sent from my Redmi Note 7 Pro using Tapatalk


Honestly, both have their respective fan clubs. And with those entry level products (b4 and strt), I expect the differences are negligible.

I have KONI special active on my 330i, and think they are the best thing since sliced bread, but that is because it’s the only product on the market that I’m aware of which offers ride comfort *and* good handling.


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Nice you finally got them installed

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Yes. I’ve been meaning to do a review, but you know, life.

In short: I LOVE Them.

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Pardon the thread tangent, are you using the Actives on stock springs?


Yes. For my preference, I find the OEM msport spring perfect.


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#11
Same for me. Also on stock msport springs with Koni Active Specials. I believe they won't work on lowering springs like HnR anyways.
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The other 330 - 02 BMW E46 330i 5-speed manual
95 Nissan 1400 bakkie
03 BMW E46 318i N42 Manual Sold
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I also just find that from a practicality perspective, the msport is low enough. I won’t be able to get out of my driveway if my car was any lower.


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