Alpina Front Springs - B12s Ordered

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Post by MefiEcosse » Mon May 07, 2018 9:06 pm

Needing some help with part number for Alpina front springs!

Got a bit of a fright earlier today with a load clunk when it snapped! :cry:
Couldn't see anything when I stopped to check the car over but when I drove off again a part of the Spring bounced under the car and landed on the road behind the car.

Think I'll want to replace both fronts but struggling to find part numbers!
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Post by PerryGunn » Mon May 07, 2018 9:18 pm

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Post by MefiEcosse » Mon May 07, 2018 9:22 pm

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Thanks Perry!
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Post by MefiEcosse » Mon May 07, 2018 9:33 pm

Doesn't appear to to many online options to purchase then! :cry:

Anyone any links?
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Post by PerryGunn » Mon May 07, 2018 9:45 pm

MefiEcosse wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 9:33 pm
Doesn't appear to to many online options to purchase then! :cry:

Anyone any links?
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Post by MefiEcosse » Mon May 07, 2018 9:51 pm

PerryGunn wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 9:45 pm
MefiEcosse wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 9:33 pm
Doesn't appear to to many online options to purchase then! :cry:

Anyone any links?
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:rofl: I've also just learned about the 2 different chassis numbers!
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Post by MefiEcosse » Tue May 08, 2018 9:15 am

Anyone aware of any alternatives, 5 week wait from BMW.
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Post by PerryGunn » Tue May 08, 2018 10:03 am

MefiEcosse wrote:
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Anyone aware of any alternatives, 5 week wait from BMW.
You may find that there's an equivalent BMW part number - you could always ask Soaper or Sytner Nottingham so that you can phone around to try to find them

Alternatively people have spoken highly of the Bilstein B12 kit as complete replacements - although that may be more than you want to spend
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Post by Number5 » Tue May 08, 2018 3:38 pm

As Perry Says, The B12 Kit is the answer.

That's what I have on mine and it's great. Possibly sits slightly lower, but doesn't give me any clearance issues.
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Post by zedwheels » Tue May 08, 2018 8:16 pm

The shocks and springs on the Alpina roadster were, "Sachs" That was confirmed to me by an old Alpina owner named Ade. :thumbsup:

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Post by PerryGunn » Tue May 08, 2018 8:37 pm

zedwheels wrote:
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The shocks and springs on the Alpina roadster were, "Sachs" That was confirmed to me by an old Alpina owner named Ade. :thumbsup:
Don't suppose you have the Sachs part number Brian?
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Post by grumpybri » Tue May 08, 2018 9:56 pm

When my front shocks were leaking and shot a few years ago the price to replace from local BMW dealer was £100 less than B12 suspension kit all round.
Putting the B12 kit on was a no brainer and never looked back. Car sitting lower looks loads better, handling improvement was a revalation and car is rock steady. :D
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Post by MefiEcosse » Tue May 08, 2018 10:28 pm

Thanks guys, been away last couple of days but will check out the options tomorrow! :thumbsup:
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Post by craig3.2 » Tue May 08, 2018 11:00 pm

MefiEcosse wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 10:28 pm
Thanks guys, been away last couple of days but will check out the options tomorrow! :thumbsup:
Look at bilsteinonlineshop,has them at £802 for the whole kit Richie. Delivery is 1-2days :thumbsup:
Or an eBay shop/

Rally shop has them for £738, delivered,but puts delivery as mid-end of next week!!

Looks the way to go.
You going to be able to get some parts fitting in time for Skye on the 19th?
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Post by MefiEcosse » Tue May 08, 2018 11:10 pm

craig3.2 wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 11:00 pm
MefiEcosse wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 10:28 pm
Thanks guys, been away last couple of days but will check out the options tomorrow! :thumbsup:
Look at bilsteinonlineshop,has them at £802 for the whole kit Richie. Delivery is 1-2days :thumbsup:
Or an eBay shop/

Rally shop has them for £738, delivered,but puts delivery as mid-end of next week!!

Looks the way to go.
You going to be able to get some parts fitting in time for Skye on the 19th?
Thanks Craig!
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