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E92 335i Shock Replacement
29-08-2018, 12:50 PM
Post: #1
E92 335i Shock Replacement
Hi guys,

I want to replace the shocks on my e92 335i M-Sport . I’m looking at changing over to Bilstein shock absorbers mainly because OEM shocks are ridiculously priced.

I’ve read somewhere online that Bilstein B4’s are a direct OEM replacement for BMW’s with sport suspension.
The problem is, the guy I spoke to at Goldwagen told me that I need to replace them with Bilstein B8's as this is the listed replacement for my car.

He said that B4’s would work on cars with sports suspension and B8’s are for cars with M-sport suspension (I thought this was the same thing?.)

The suspension listed on my car (using an online VIN decoder) is:

S704A M Sports suspension.

Any forum members with experience in the matter?
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29-08-2018, 01:01 PM
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RE: E92 335i Shock Replacement
To my knowledge, B8 would be an upgraded part.

I have B4's on my car and can't tell the difference from OEM. Also purchased from Goldwagen Thumbs

Confirmed that a VIN decoder shows the same for me:
S704A M Sports suspension.

Current: F10 520D M Sport
Current: Audi A4 B8.5 1.8T
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29-08-2018, 01:11 PM
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RE: E92 335i Shock Replacement
Buy Koni's and call it a day...

treat that 335 to the parts it deserves...

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29-08-2018, 01:24 PM (This post was last modified: 29-08-2018 01:28 PM by TOPL3S.)
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RE: E92 335i Shock Replacement
(29-08-2018 01:01 PM)SubLoaded Wrote:  To my knowledge, B8 would be an upgraded part.

I have B4's on my car and can't tell the difference from OEM. Also purchased from Goldwagen Thumbs

Confirmed that a VIN decoder shows the same for me:
S704A M Sports suspension.

This is exactly what I was thinking. Thanks Thumbs

(29-08-2018 01:11 PM)Kish2604 Wrote:  Buy Koni's and call it a day...

treat that 335 to the parts it deserves...

Any idea where can I get pricing on a set of Koni's?
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29-08-2018, 03:20 PM
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RE: E92 335i Shock Replacement
B8 is perfect for M Sports springs.
I had mine E90 fitted B8. A bit pricey, but I trust the quality.

B4 is OEM replacement. It would be fine for M Sports and non M Sports. Very affordable.

I don't like OEM shocks as lifespan around 60k-80k km.

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29-08-2018, 03:23 PM
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RE: E92 335i Shock Replacement
I agree on the B4's.

just as an inquiry, what was the price on the B4 shocks as opposed to the B8?
@SubLoaded, can you tell us by any chance bud?

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29-08-2018, 07:12 PM
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RE: E92 335i Shock Replacement
The price I got from Goldwagen for the B4's are:

Front: R1510 each
Rear: R1110 each

I don't have exact figures for the B8's but its somewhere around R3500 each for the front and close to R3000 each for the rears.
This is from Goldwagen as well.
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29-08-2018, 08:33 PM (This post was last modified: 29-08-2018 09:05 PM by DieselFan.)
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E92 335i Shock Replacement
This is Bilsteins range:

B4s - regular non-msport suspension oem replacement
B4 sport - msport oem replacement
B6 - non-msport upgrade
B8 - msport upgrade

The only difference between the b6 and b8, and the two b4s is the length of the shock. On an msport car a b6 shock would sit preloaded. Which is not ideal.

I have just bought b8s for my 330d. They're the same for the 335i. I paid R11k with Bilstein bump stops.

Don't listen to the guy at goldwagen. Rather get the part number online and give it to him.

Kish why do you say Konis are better than the Bilsteins?

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29-08-2018, 09:39 PM
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RE: E92 335i Shock Replacement
(29-08-2018 03:23 PM)General.Massacre Wrote:  I agree on the B4's.

just as an inquiry, what was the price on the B4 shocks as opposed to the B8?
@SubLoaded, can you tell us by any chance bud?

IIRC - I paid Around R2000 for both rears (mounts not included) and Royal Vulcanizing fitted them for R600.

My fronts were changed in MP so I haven't gone down that route as yet.

Current: F10 520D M Sport
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30-08-2018, 07:21 AM
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RE: E92 335i Shock Replacement
Just buy Koni STR-R's

Perfect upgrade and much better then OEM.
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