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      07-09-2018, 10:38 PM   #1
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Aftermarket choice for ZCP shocks and struts

Im curious for those of you with the ZCP suspension with EDC, if there are any aftermarket choices for the oem struts and shocks, as it looks like you'll end spending about 2.5k on the oem pieces when it comes time to replace them.
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Im curious for those of you with the ZCP suspension with EDC, if there are any aftermarket choices for the oem struts and shocks, as it looks like you'll end spending about 2.5k on the oem pieces when it comes time to replace them.

When you say aftermarket, are you talking about an OEM-equivalent part, or a more performance-oriented one?

If you like the electronic adjustability that EDC provides, there are aftermarket options for that, but they're even more than the $2500 you mentioned.
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Actually I should have searched a bit more, but found my answer in that Bilstein has an aftermarket B6 setup for the EDC struts/shocks thats a bit cheaper than oem..
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Actually I should have searched a bit more, but found my answer in that Bilstein has an aftermarket B6 setup for the EDC struts/shocks thats a bit cheaper than oem..
Good luck finding them in stock! Bilstien has been on a crazy backorder as of late..
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Why mess with your ZCP set up? Would hav been better off paying less for an EDC non ZCP model that you could mod.
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Why mess with your ZCP set up? Would hav been better off paying less for an EDC non ZCP model that you could mod.
Sounds like he just wants replacement shocks/struts because EDC OE shocks are so expensive. I am assuming he is attempting to retain his ZCP springs.
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yes derbo is right, i am just planning ahead when it comes time to replace shocks and struts as to what my choices are in terms of maintaining my ZCP/EDC control but not be stuck with oem parts at such insane prices.
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yes derbo is right, i am just planning ahead when it comes time to replace shocks and struts as to what my choices are in terms of maintaining my ZCP/EDC control but not be stuck with oem parts at such insane prices.
If you want to keep the EDC functionality the only game in town is the Bilstein product, which is basically vaporware as it is never in stock. So you can go back to the OEM.

I found the fronts for $615 ea and the rears for around $330. In other words you can get the OEMs front and rear for under $2k.

Here are the fronts..

https://www.bmwpartsnow.com/oem-part...xoCUf8QAvD_BwE

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If you want to keep the EDC functionality the only game in town is the Bilstein product, which is basically vaporware as it is never in stock. So you can go back to the OEM.

I found the fronts for $615 ea and the rears for around $330. In other words you can get the OEMs front and rear for under $2k.

Here are the fronts..

https://www.bmwpartsnow.com/oem-part...xoCUf8QAvD_BwE

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OE part numbers for ZCP if you need it.

Front EDC Struts Left
E90: 31312284013
E92: 31312283917

Front EDC Strut Right
E90: 31312284014
E92: 31312283918

Rear EDC Shocks
E90: 33522284315
E92: 33522284313
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How many miles on your wornout hardware?
Always nice to get a data point on longevity of something. What other parts are you refreshing?
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thanks for the info all.....I have 71k and just from past experience know usually struts and shocks tend to start wearing out between 60-100k. I just wanted to plan ahead but I also know BMWs are notorious for premature control arm bushing wear and may get one of the trw kits with the various front and rear arms.
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My EDC shocks were pretty worn by the time I hit 100k km (~60k miles). Ended up swapping to v3 and deleted the EDC. No regrets as the car felt night and day over the aged stock shocks.
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My EDC shocks were pretty worn by the time I hit 100k km (~60k miles). Ended up swapping to v3 and deleted the EDC. No regrets as the car felt night and day over the aged stock shocks.
Even new OEM shocks should be night and day right? How do you know how much better they are than a fresh set of OEM?
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To be honest the OEM ZCP shocks are quite good and can handle a somewhat stiffer spring and a tad lowering. I would just go with a TC Klein or Ground Control coil over kits that use OEM struts/shocks.

https://groundcontrolstore.com/colle...m3-08-11-w-edc

This is a good kit..it allows OEM ride height or you can drop it 1.75". I wouldn't go beyond 1" though with the OEM struts/shocks.

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