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      07-22-2012, 11:19 AM   #1
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Anyone had to replace EDC struts/shocks yet?

Since the earliest cars are now approaching 4+ years old and mileage is building up, I'm wondering if anyone has had to replace their EDC dampers yet. Are there any aftermarket options or at that point do you just replace the whole assembly with coilovers? Looking at prices for EDC components, it looks like its going to be a very expensive maintenance item.
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      07-23-2012, 01:10 PM   #2
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Isn't this covered by the warranty?
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      07-23-2012, 01:23 PM   #3
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Isn't this covered by the warranty?
Most 08's are coming off warranty.

I'm on the same boat, mine has 60k miles.
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      07-23-2012, 04:01 PM   #4
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Isn't this covered by the warranty?
Dampers and bushes are wear and tear items, and are not covered under warranty, unless they fail prematurely. Most dampers will have noticeably if not significantly reduced performance by 60k miles.
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      07-24-2012, 04:53 PM   #5
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I'm at 52K and mine seem to be fine. I will most likely go with a set of coilovers once my shocks need replacing.
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      07-24-2012, 05:21 PM   #6
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11k miles and my front struts needed to be replaced. Granted there was a lot of construction going on around my work and roads were horrible, but still, would think a car of this caliber should be able to handle rough roads and it's not like I was speeding on them. W/O warranty would have been around a $3k job (each strut retails at $1,300), but luckily warranty took care of it.
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Most 08's are coming off warranty.

I'm on the same boat, mine has 60k miles.
What about us guys with CPO and with extended warranty??

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Dampers and bushes are wear and tear items, and are not covered under warranty, unless they fail prematurely. Most dampers will have noticeably if not significantly reduced performance by 60k miles.

I'm at 68k and I dont really have any complain (I track once every other month), But I know my buddy's '12 E90 M has a tighter feel then mine... BUT I still out drive him @ Willow Springs.. So

It'd be nice to have mine swap out for some fresh ones before my extended runs out...
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      08-10-2012, 12:56 PM   #8
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What about us guys with CPO and with extended warranty??
Nope, not a warranty item unless you have an early failure (like mhabs). As was mentioned above, dampers are a wear and tear item. The only time they would be covered is under a maintenance plan but BMW doesn't include dampers in any of their maintenance plans to my knowledge.
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