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Old 03-03-2017, 09:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Clockwork View Post
SO this is the VALUE LINE of parts. AND I was told before that it means the parts are NOT as durable/long life as normal parts are... Like the Value Line brake pads/rotors...just not as good as the part that was originally installed on the car from factory. So I'd be inclined to buy the parts separately for a few dollars more and then you know you're getting the factory part.
Who told you that? I was always under the impression they did Value Line packages together with the popular parts needed to complete the job which brings the individual part cost down -

I bought the Value Line rear brake shoes kit to do my brake overhaul and it came with all hardware, a set of new OE brake shoes and adjusters, etc -

However I am in agreement with you to just buy the OE part not in a BMW box - I found out the OE bearings were F.A.G. brand some years back when I did mine and just bought 2 of them, 2 dust shields from the dealer, 2 circlips (big mothers), and 2 new axle nuts (you can re-use the hubs)
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