OEM vs. Aftermarket
So here's the deal, I have an '05 330ci ZHP and need to do some front end work.
I need to replace lower control arm bushings, and sway bar linkage.
I priced out the parts through BMW and an aftermarket company, price on the linkage is $63 per side (need two), and $260 for a set of bushings according to BMW.
When I priced out the parts from an aftermarket company, it was $95 for the set of bushings and $37 per side for the linkage.
Big diff in prices, really need a heads up on whether or not its a big issue going with the aftermarket stuff... Also as is with the dead bushings, my lights dance when I hit a bump, which I know is from the autoleveling headlights. If I go aftermarket, is it going to effect the autoleveling system?
Any advice on all of this would be much appreciated guys!
Last edited by jrat59; 03-28-2012 at 03:15 PM.