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      11-01-2012, 03:20 PM   #1
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Does BMW use Bilstein suspension bits on BMW's?

A couple days ago, my friend who is a huge track junkie, who is very knowledgeable about tracking cars told me that BMW uses Bilstein suspension bits on BMW's. I've done some google searching around and can't confirm if it's true or not. Anybody else heard about this / know if this is true or not?

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      11-01-2012, 03:39 PM   #2
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ZF Sachs makes BMW's suspension IIRC. ZF Sachs also provides parts to Bilstein so your friend might be correct.
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      11-01-2012, 04:59 PM   #3
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^^ +1. The suspension parts are actually made by Felbi/Bilstein, a division of ZF Sachs group.

Everytime I drive past Schweinfurt(SW) and the ZF Sachs building I think of the fine engineering going on there. In SW is also where the famous "ball bearing factory" (called SkF) is located that the Allies bombed in WWII. To this day they are still finding unexploded bombs from WWII in Germany. In SW is also another famous company called: ***. They handle the hydraulic clutch lines/master and slave cylinders for most German cars.

And Miele is another German company that makes most of the BMW suspension bushings in (most)German cars. I do not know where there HQ is located though.


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      11-01-2012, 05:12 PM   #4
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^^ +1. The suspension parts are actually made by Felbi/Bilstein, a division of ZF Sachs group.

Everytime I drive past Schweinfurt(SW) and the ZF Sachs building I think of the fine engineering going on there. In SW is also where the famous "ball bearing factory" (called SkF) is located that the Allies bombed in WWII. To this day they are still finding unexploded bombs from WWII in Germany. In SW is also another famous company called: ***. They handle the hydraulic clutch lines/master and slave cylinders for most German cars.

And Miele is another German company that makes most of the BMW suspension bushings in (most)German cars. I do not know where there HQ is located though.
Miele also makes appliances

I had no idea they did suspension, sounds too close to meyle lol
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