Originally Posted by Dackelone
How about sharing with your 1Addicts friends how much you pay and where you buy your ///M suspension bits?
I buy parts at my local dealer, because I get special conditions.
We bought many cars over many years there.
I show them the cheapest price I found and the source and we arrange something. No problem!
Best thing is to get the parts delivered during the next day!
Originally Posted by flinchy
I spent easily 20-30 hours looking over the internet for the best price for these item, and the intial information that the OEM TRW items even existed and were legit
not only were the UK/EUR items more expensive than the BMW M3 control arms available from ECS, they didn't appear to even have TRW items (at a $150 saving) at all! (i checked places like bmminiparts etc.)
if you can find them for <$466 (australian/US dollars) to your door, please let me know as i'll be unbelievable interested.
ECS has the TRW parts for $382 USD list price with $83 shipping (to australia), which would be a similar total to germany.
.. in fact, a quick check shows $10 less shipping.
But customs here are about 25% on the price incl. shipping! 19% VAT plus customs (grade depends on the parts).
Plus the EUR prices you found over the internet are incl. 19% VAT!
That`s what makes them more expensive.