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BMW 3 & 5 shocks and struts

5539655396 Posts: 530
Has anyone had experience with, or can describe the differences and end result using these and other struts? I have upgraded our 2003 Avalon with KYB/GR2's with great results as described in the 04 and earlier Toyota Avalon forum. I'm not interested in track performance, just best for enthustast street use without getting beat to death on rougher midwest roads.

KYB, Tokico, Bilstein HDs and Koni FSDs. Others?


  • roadburnerroadburner Posts: 6,020
    I have personal experience with the HDs on everything from a 1973 Bavaria and a 1975 2002 to my 1999 Jeep Wrangler. I have heard good things about the FSDs from several BMW CCA members as well as some friends in the Mazdaspeed 3 community(I'm planning on putting a set on my 2007 MS3). Another friend put Monroe(!) struts/shocks on his E39 5 Series and loved them(they are made in Belgium, IIRC).

    2009 328i / 2004 X3 2.5/ 1995 318ti Club Sport/ 1975 2002A/ 2007 Mazdaspeed 3/ 1999 Wrangler/ 1996 Speed Triple Challenge Cup Replica

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