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egye30
02-07-2012, 03:59 PM
And by best of course i mean, cheapest lol. Gonna be looking to buy a set of billys for my 32?i, and wondering where you guys would recommend ordering from based on previous experience..

Or maybe if somebodys got a set that are in good condition that they are looking to part with for a reasonable price, you can PM or reply with info.. I know Rob (El Gato) had a set of minty ones in his car back when he was selling it :idea: let me know if you're selling them still dude..

thanks guys

Bullet Ride
02-07-2012, 04:29 PM
I know Rob (El Gato) had a set of minty ones in his car back when he was selling it :idea: let me know if you're selling them still dude.

You'll have to wait a couple weeks because I think for now he's convinced that he's going to fix his car. But in a couple weeks he'll probably start another for sale/part out thread... but then change his mind when no one wants to pay him what he wants and the car will just end up sitting in his driveway all summer again.

lol j/k Rob :D

gruppusol
02-07-2012, 09:54 PM
try www.bilsteincanada.com (essex distributors)

msinger
02-08-2012, 12:50 AM
i've got some ill be pulling out next week, they only have one summer's use on them. theyre basically new.

egye30
02-08-2012, 04:25 AM
i've got some ill be pulling out next week, they only have one summer's use on them. theyre basically new.

will they work on the "i" too? and are they billy sports or HD? PM me what you would want for them

momax_powers
02-08-2012, 05:40 AM
i want to join in the hunt for bilsteins...if anyone has any for a 97 e39

El Gato Liso
02-08-2012, 05:08 PM
essex was great. 5$ fedex ground shipping per shock. I had it at my house like 3 days after i ordered it from BC! do the servay and you get 10% off!

they're more than mint. practically brand new still...i dont think i have more than 1k KMs on it since i installed them...billy sports are ****in insane!

fighting words, Steve. FIGHTING WORDS. lolololol you actually nailed it on the head...right now im stuck on keeping it :)

MaxBell
02-08-2012, 08:56 PM
Also: I have some stock ones for $200.

egye30
02-09-2012, 03:56 PM
If I order them from turner, will I have to pay customs?? they came up to $489 with shipping on there :o but if i gotta pay customs it'll come up to the same almost..

karmatose
02-09-2012, 04:08 PM
You'll have to pay duty for sure. Duty on the shocks will be 6% on the total purchase price + brokerage fees if ordering out of the USA.

frankie591
02-09-2012, 05:31 PM
If you are worried about import duties and brokerage, bimmerspecialist.ca sells them and ships from Vancouver. I think ecs tuning also has an option when you select your shipping for a all in rate which includes all brokerage and duties in the shipping price

Chefskinny
02-12-2012, 07:48 PM
dude get them from essex if your going too. They also have free shipping right now. Your going to get dinged for about $50 in brokerage + whatever taxes and duty they add. It won't be cheaper.

They also had amazing pricing on Hawk Pads.

El Gato Liso
02-12-2012, 10:07 PM
^^^ they're domestic...20$ shipping to your door thats it. no bull shit

Chefskinny
02-12-2012, 10:25 PM
It's actually free shipping right now! Not even $20

karmatose
02-12-2012, 11:07 PM
Still cheaper to order out of the USA if you do your own brokerage. No tax and only 6% duty on suspension components.

Roysneon
02-13-2012, 01:51 AM
I just bought mine from Gutemparts where I get everything, but I also bought $500 worth of other parts with them.

egye30
02-14-2012, 03:32 AM
I think im pretty much convinced to get them from Essex like you guys are recommending

msinger
02-14-2012, 04:18 PM
Not affiliated and not sure if they'll be any good, but you could always try these as well. http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?p=3004510#post3004510

If you're gonna be spending nearly 600 after tax on struts, then $200-400 on springs depending on what you get, those start to look appealing.....they are risky though since no one has tried them yet.

egye30
02-15-2012, 04:28 AM
Not affiliated and not sure if they'll be any good, but you could always try these as well. http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?p=3004510#post3004510

If you're gonna be spending nearly 600 after tax on struts, then $200-400 on springs depending on what you get, those start to look appealing.....they are risky though since no one has tried them yet.

Well, I've already got eibach springs that i'm going to try out for now, along with SPC camber plates, so I just want some solid struts to hold up the extra weight of the m52, and i figure if i dont like the eibachs i can always go H&R or something different down the road. We'll see

Chefskinny
02-16-2012, 12:36 AM
I've had megans on non-bmw and found them to be well built, but with cheap components. The dampening is terrible.

North
02-18-2012, 12:43 AM
Essex probably still comes out as the cheapest, but:

Raceskids/EJ Knight:
http://www.e30tech.com/forum/showthread.php?t=91618
$439.95USD +SH

Blunt also has them for $449.80 + SH and may price match if you ask nicely.

Hurricane240
02-18-2012, 09:16 AM
I've had megans on non-bmw and found them to be well built, but with cheap components. The dampening is terrible.

Agree'd

I've ridden in many different Megan spung cars.

They always feel the same.

Decent quality product, crapo ride (dampening)

North
02-18-2012, 08:51 PM
Went to order a set of billy sports from essex, and their price has gone up to about $530. Also, the 5% coupon you get from the survey is invalid, and they added on enough tax to make my order come out to $611.

Can definitely do better than that.

egye30
02-18-2012, 09:08 PM
Went to order a set of billy sports from essex, and their price has gone up to about $530. Also, the 5% coupon you get from the survey is invalid, and they added on enough tax to make my order come out to $611.

Can definitely do better than that.

Terrible.. I thought they'd be the cheapest.. let me know what you decide to go with

Chefskinny
02-19-2012, 01:46 AM
Look to pay about $40 shipping from the states, Ups will ding you for 30-50 in brokerage, + duty and taxes. One thing I did notice though, Essex's prices on Hawk Pads, were less than any advertised US Seller.

Essex's prices do seem to be going up though, I was going to order H&R Race's from them also but the price went up a lot from the quote they gave me 1 week prior so I ended up ordering from Tirerack and had them from the states in 4 days!

DR.ZED
02-20-2012, 09:08 AM
www.bavauto.com

North
02-21-2012, 02:05 AM
Look to pay about $40 shipping from the states, Ups will ding you for 30-50 in brokerage, + duty and taxes. One thing I did notice though, Essex's prices on Hawk Pads, were less than any advertised US Seller.




Unless you ship USPS like everyone else. Then you just pay the $40 shipping.

BAV: $ 463.80 usd before shipping.

TheMadChigga
02-21-2012, 11:27 AM
try Turner, ordered all the suspension/brakes part from them and shipping was fairly cheap, only paid like $80 on duty for almost $1300 worth of stuff.

egye30
02-21-2012, 01:43 PM
Unless you ship USPS like everyone else. Then you just pay the $40 shipping.

BAV: $ 463.80 usd before shipping.

Hey North, I messaged the raceskid guy from r3v you posted on here, he said they'd come up to $500 shipped to Canada.. I think Turner was $489 with shipping. I'll let you guys know who i decide to go with.

msinger
02-21-2012, 02:26 PM
don't forget tax at the border and brokerage fees.....

North
02-21-2012, 09:16 PM
If I don't pick up a used set off r3v this week, I'll be picking up a set from blunt.

As far as I can remember, I've never paid duty or "tax" on any parts I've had shipped USPS.

Correct me if I'm wrong.

North
02-21-2012, 09:18 PM
also, Turner: $491.74 + shipping
http://www.turnermotorsport.com/BMW-E30/c-79-bilstein-shock-sets.aspx

I used to have a nice list of all the normal parts sites' prices for a full set of billy sports, but I cut out all the more expensive ones to just have blunt and essex. EJ Knight/raceskids is a new supplier.

karmatose
02-21-2012, 09:41 PM
As far as I can remember, I've never paid duty or "tax" on any parts I've had shipped USPS.

Correct me if I'm wrong.

It's hit and miss. Anything over $20 should be subject to duty and brokerage fees (in this case, 6% + whatever brokerage is charged... usually a set fee + "interest" on the duty). USPS is hit or miss, but since you'll have an item with a fairly large price tag coming across expect to pay duty/brokerage.

The only exclusion to this is being sent a "gift".

Chefskinny
02-28-2012, 10:41 PM
I paid 580 tax in from Essex

they will often tax you on a gift coming from a business address. I paid 580 tax in from Essex and they showed up quick. They are also employing Canadian people!

egye30
02-29-2012, 04:04 AM
Just Mocked up an order for a set from Essex.. Total is $645 shipped and tax in.. I got quotes for $500 shipped from the states.. thats the best i could find.. i figure if they do get me for the duty then i'll end up almost breaking even with essex.. guess thats a risk i might have to take lol who knows i might luck out

momax_powers
02-29-2012, 05:52 AM
this ebay seller has pretty good deals on bilsteins

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/BILSTEIN-SPORT-SHOCKS-STRUTS-BMW-E39-540i-96-03-/130654902147?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item1e6ba39783#ht_500wt_1156

El Gato Liso
02-29-2012, 01:24 PM
you are going to LOVE the billy sports.

best shock i've driven on ever. I will show you why its good! 1 sec..

El Gato Liso
02-29-2012, 01:29 PM
clear difference!

egye30
03-01-2012, 03:27 AM
clear difference!


Hah those little things would blow in no time in hamilton.. I've heard nothing but good things about billys, so i've gotta get me some.. just part your car, sell me yours, save a little and buy an e30 M3 *uzi* do-able no? lol btw.. i dunno if its the *smoke*, but your toes are smiling at me bro :huh?: loool

El Gato Liso
03-01-2012, 10:59 AM
Hah those little things would blow in no time in hamilton.. I've heard nothing but good things about billys, so i've gotta get me some.. just part your car, sell me yours, save a little and buy an e30 M3 *uzi* do-able no? lol btw.. i dunno if its the *smoke*, but your toes are smiling at me bro :huh?: loool

lol those little things on a lowered car and the weight of the m50 blew them the **** up! well, now i know...before i didnt. never knew that would have happened lol.

:confused: lol....say what? my toes are smiling? you are seeing shit son

mr.crappy
03-01-2012, 11:38 AM
i've delt with essex as well....great place....cheap shipping and CANADIAN.....

Michel
03-01-2012, 12:22 PM
^bump for essex; I also got bilsteins from them for my dads E46. excellent customer service, cheap shipping and the lowest price I could find!

momax_powers
03-03-2012, 06:41 PM
here is an awesome price for bilstein sport struts for an e39 540....75 dollars less than Essex

http://www.autopartsway.ca/PartDetails.cfm?W0133-1600521/BIL/BMW/1997/540i/Base/4.4L_V8/allB/Suspension/Shocks_and_Struts/Suspension_Strut_Assembly/pagenum1/tabS

momax_powers
03-03-2012, 08:05 PM
Bilstein B8 Sport Series Strut Assembly

Bilstein B8 Sport Shocks and struts are recommended for vehicles that have been lowered from stock height.

Bilstein B8 Sport monotube shocks and struts deliver absolute mastery of the road surface for the performance-minded driver. Designed to push a car's suspension to its performance peak, these shocks are specifically suited for use with special lowering springs in combination with anti-sway bars or other suspension upgrades. (yellow paint, steel body)

egye30
03-04-2012, 03:21 AM
unfortunately not the case for e30s, totalled up to 650$ tax in.. which is more than essex

egye30
03-20-2012, 02:49 PM
alright so i've been extremely busy buying other parts for my swap / car, but i did manage to find a US address of a friend of mine's which i'm going to use to order my bilsteins to, i was rechecking all the vendors on this thread again for prices, seems that TURNER MOTORSPORT got a 10% special on shocks and springs till march 31, so I'm gonna go ahead and order from them this week.. if the budget allows maybe even some new H&Rs and just sell the eibachs :idea: we'll see how that goes though.
http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-3714-e30-bilstein-sport-shocks-set-of-4.aspx the link for the billys if anyone else is interested