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      09-18-2017, 09:11 PM   #1
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Who does Rod Bearings in the Milwaukee/Chicago Area?

Hello All,

I am looking for recommendations on a reputable shop that has experience doing RB's for my 2008 M3. I am willing to travel a little to take it to the right place. Thanks in advance!!

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Hello All,

I am looking for recommendations on a reputable shop that has experience doing RB's for my 2008 M3. I am willing to travel a little to take it to the right place. Thanks in advance!!

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http://driveunderground.com is another one in Chicago.
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Thanks guys!
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Thanks guys!
Will you PM me quotes that you received and perhaps update the thread with your experience/final decision?
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Eric at E-Fab is awesome. He did some maintenance work as well as installing a StopTech kit in my old M3.

You could also try Fall-Line. They are not cheap but they are a top-notch shop. I don't know if they have experience with rod bearings, but judging by the work they do for race cars and their overall BMW focus, I think they're capable of handling it. Fair warning: they can get very busy during certain parts of the race season.
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I am going to call around and see what I can find out. I am most interested in the overall package and then the price. I know EAS charges $2,395 for the following:

Services Performed
- Inspect/Replace Rod Bearings
- Install Upgraded Connecting Rod Bolts
- Inspect Rod Journals
- Inspect Oil Pump nuts
- Inspect Clean/Flush Oil Pan for debris
- Collect Oil Sample for Analysis
- Autologic QuickReport (determines required updates & scheduled maintenance)
- One-on-One inspection report

Items included
- WPC Treated Rod Bearings
- ARP Connecting Rod Bolts
- OEM BMW Oil Pan Gasket
- Oil Change & Filter Change
- Blackstone Oil Report

Optional Services
- Replace Spark Plugs
- 240E Software Update

They are in Cali so that is not an option but a very nice price for the services performed.
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I am going to call around and see what I can find out. I am most interested in the overall package and then the price. I know EAS charges $2,395 for the following:

Services Performed
- Inspect/Replace Rod Bearings
- Install Upgraded Connecting Rod Bolts
- Inspect Rod Journals
- Inspect Oil Pump nuts
- Inspect Clean/Flush Oil Pan for debris
- Collect Oil Sample for Analysis
- Autologic QuickReport (determines required updates & scheduled maintenance)
- One-on-One inspection report

Items included
- WPC Treated Rod Bearings
- ARP Connecting Rod Bolts
- OEM BMW Oil Pan Gasket
- Oil Change & Filter Change
- Blackstone Oil Report

Optional Services
- Replace Spark Plugs
- 240E Software Update

They are in Cali so that is not an option but a very nice price for the services performed.
This is something that can be done with the shops I have listed above.
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How about IND-Distribution / Zima Motorsports / Fluid Motor Union?

I am debating either for my rod bearing service.. Price was around 1800-1900. IND was 2,200 I believe with OEM bearings..
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How about IND-Distribution / Zima Motorsports / Fluid Motor Union?

I am debating either for my rod bearing service.. Price was around 1800-1900. IND was 2,200 I believe with OEM bearings..
I am not sure aboud IND, and have not used Zima or Fluid before.
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IND is probably one of the most reputable shops / stores on these forums if you haven't heard of them yet. And the others are local to me and work on high-end cars. Zima tracks their cars for a living and some M4 acquaintances go there. Fluid did work on my buddy's X6M and I go there for car shows a lot. So It's just about finalizing the decision for me. I should be calling them to set up an appt time soon. Give either shops a call and see what prices are / what bearings they recommend if you want.

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I am not sure aboud IND, and have not used Zima or Fluid before.
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IND is probably one of the most reputable shops / stores on these forums if you haven't heard of them yet. And the others are local to me and work on high-end cars. Zima tracks their cars for a living and some M4 acquaintances go there. Fluid did work on my buddy's X6M and I go there for car shows a lot. So It's just about finalizing the decision for me. I should be calling them to set up an appt time soon. Give either shops a call and see what prices are / what bearings they recommend if you want.

Hope this helps!
I know of all the shops you have listed. We work with IND who is our US distributor for our Eventuri Brand.
Not hear to dog or say anything negative about any of those shops. Just have not heard much about them with rod bearings is all I am stating.
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I feel you, nice! Im tempted on getting an Eventuri intake :P


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I know of all the shops you have listed. We work with IND who is our US distributor for our Eventuri Brand.
Not hear to dog or say anything negative about any of those shops. Just have not heard much about them with rod bearings is all I am stating.
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Zima for sure. Just had mine and my brothers done there.
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I feel you, nice! Im tempted on getting an Eventuri intake :P
one of our customers will have a set shortly in the area. Definitely something to check out!
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Getting them done at Zima ASAP. My auto shop is actually not too far from them.. I dont have time at all to do this myself so I think im sending it to them real soon. They also have an open house at their shop this weekend if anyone wants to check them out!


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Zima for sure. Just had mine and my brothers done there.
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Getting them done at Zima ASAP. My auto shop is actually not too far from them.. I dont have time at all to do this myself so I think im sending it to them real soon. They also have an open house at their shop this weekend if anyone wants to check them out!


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Zima for sure. Just had mine and my brothers done there.
They do solid work, I trust them with all my cars.
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Thank you all for the referrals! I will be giving them calls and seeing what they all have to offer. I am not looking for the cheapest I am looking for a professional experience and a comprehensive approach to this service.

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Got a quote from Zima for $1,959. This included labor and "treated rod bearing upgrade kit" and ARP bolts. Not sure if this includes all the other inspection services FRNTHVY mentioned above.
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