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Old 10-02-2014, 11:10 AM   #1
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Where do you buy your Aftermarket parts?



Hey Guys,

I am just curious other then Bimmian.ca and Khoalty.com is there any other reliable, trusted, good price, quality aftermarket sites for E46 BMW that you can recommend me using and buying from?

Thanks!
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Old 10-06-2014, 06:07 PM   #2
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check out ecstuning.com
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Old 10-06-2014, 10:57 PM   #3
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check out ecstuning.com
+1 for ecstuning

Also worth checking
bimmerworld.com
www.turnermotorsport.com
www.bavauto.com

and for stuff that's only available as a BMW part
thebmwpartstore.com
www.getbmwparts.com

or put the part number into
http://furiousmethod.com/

But honestly, after checking them, it was just as well to get everything form ecstuning
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Old 10-07-2014, 04:54 PM   #4
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I like ecs tuning because I find that there prices are the most competative. There sales staff is real easy to talk to. There prices for e46 stuff is in my opinion probably the best site out there.

I just ordered a valeo single mass flywheel convertion kit, oil for an oil change and a DISA, spark plug set of 6, and with shipping it was less then 1k.
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:23 AM   #5
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eeuroparts.com rebuilt my whole engine and many other things from there. also shipping is just 40$
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Old 10-08-2014, 07:27 PM   #6
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check out ecstuning.com

Thanks I actually ordered from them. They have the most stuff for the e46 4 dr sedan.

I also like these ones:


uniquestyleracings.com

getbmwparts.com

turnermotorsport.com

ecstuning.com

bimmian.ca
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Old 09-26-2017, 11:39 AM   #7
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Rockauto.com is another good one.
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What's the best place in/near the GTA for heavy items such as rotors or clutch/flywheel? Shipping from ECS is nearly as much as the rotors themselves (free US only...) but they still come out less than PartSource.
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Old 11-21-2017, 03:18 PM   #9
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What's the best place in/near the GTA for heavy items such as rotors or clutch/flywheel? Shipping from ECS is nearly as much as the rotors themselves (free US only...) but they still come out less than PartSource.
Try Germanparts.ca
Rockauto.com is also very viable and they can include tax/duties when shipping to Canada.
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Old 11-23-2017, 03:37 PM   #10
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+1 for Rockauto, and throwing PelicanParts in there if you're buying a bunch of stuff at once (makes the shipping price worth it, which for some reason is always around $30)

For Rockauto, good thing is they have a wide range of quality and prices. Bad thing is they have a wide rande of quality and prices. Just make sure you get the brand/quality you want - easy to make a mistake and get some random no-name brand.
And as mentioned by jabela, duties are always included which is nice, and they tend to ship very quickly!

fcpeuro.com also has some harder to find things if you're stuck.
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Old 11-27-2017, 12:56 PM   #11
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Aftermarket and quality are oxymorons.

If it's replacement parts you're looking for, only use OEM.
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Old 11-27-2017, 02:15 PM   #12
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Aftermarket and quality are oxymorons.

If it's replacement parts you're looking for, only use OEM.
Many aftermarket parts are upgraded from OEM stuff. OEMs have to cut costs too.
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Many aftermarket parts are upgraded from OEM stuff. OEMs have to cut costs too.
That's a rare thing but possible in some situations.

For the most part, it's best to just stay away from aftermarket or rebuilt replacement parts unless you feel like changing them 3 times.

Especially on an E46.
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Old 11-27-2017, 02:44 PM   #14
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That's a rare thing but possible in some situations.

For the most part, it's best to just stay away from aftermarket or rebuilt replacement parts unless you feel like changing them 3 times.

Especially on an E46.
It's not rare, at least not in my experience.
Surely there's junk out there but you have to avoid that stuff and not by the cheapest parts only on price.
On my E46 I've bought equal/better rotors, pads, suspension bushings, engine/trans mounts, wheels, tires, oil, wiper blades, shocks, etc. Not sure what else there is to replace.

On the flip side, I've have many issues with OEM parts. CCV has failed multiple times, pulleys, oil sensor, sunroof, fuel pump, multiple intake tubes, others have issues with cracked expansion tanks, VCGs.
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It's not rare, at least not in my experience.
Surely there's junk out there but you have to avoid that stuff and not by the cheapest parts only on price.
On my E46 I've bought equal/better rotors, pads, suspension bushings, engine/trans mounts, wheels, tires, oil, wiper blades, shocks, etc. Not sure what else there is to replace.

On the flip side, I've have many issues with OEM parts. CCV has failed multiple times, pulleys, oil sensor, sunroof, fuel pump, multiple intake tubes, others have issues with cracked expansion tanks, VCGs.
I've had quite the opposite experience.

You're pulling at straws mentioning tires, oil, wiper blades...lol

I quote myself "For the most part, it's best to just stay away from aftermarket or rebuilt replacement parts".

Unless you're educated on what specific brand makes a equivalent part etc, it is always better to choose OEM and not risk a junk aftermarket part.

Try putting an aftermarket CCV system on your car and I'll pay for it if it lasts more than 12 months.
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