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Old 03-21-2018, 06:14 PM
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Where do you buy your parts?

Where do you guys buy your parts? I own 2 BMW's (one is a 2007 335i and the other is a 2016 X5 M), do all of the maintenance myself including replacing parts. I usually buy online because the prices are cheaper but have used the dealer before when time was a factor.

What are your go-to part sites? My favorite (usually because of the prices and service) are http://www.realoem.com and https://www.bmwdiscountparts.com, but maybe you guys have found better choices.

Also, does anybody have experience with a dealer willing to install legit BMW parts that were purchased online? There have been several times when I started a repair and half way through realized that it was going to take way more time than estimated. In both of these instances, I would've rather just paid a dealer/independent BMW mechanic to finish the repair.
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Old 03-24-2018, 04:13 PM
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I've been pretty happy with ECS and FCP
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Old 03-26-2018, 11:06 PM
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I've been pretty happy with ECS and FCP
Thanks, I've heard good things about ECS but haven't ordered from them. I'll have to check them out for my next purchase.
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Make sure the item is in stock before ordering with ECS.
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I saw this and wasn't sure about posting because it was so old, but if someone else already did the grave digging, I figured I'd ask/add.

I miss BAVAUTO.COM! Bavarian Autosport was an absolute dream! I built a half dozen cars from their parts, and the oem parts they sold. Now that they're gone (and redirecting to ecstuning.com) I find myself looking at ..... *cringe* ebay and amazon. I did notice that ecs tuning does sell a lot of the same stuff that bav used to, I'm just leary about buying from a place I don't know without the backing of a company like ebay or amazon. If I order parts from an online place I don't know, and they decide not to send me my $700 ecu, I'm screwed. If I order from ebay, and the seller don't send my ecu, ebay will protect me.

I guess my real question is, has anyone ordered from ECS Tuning? I'm really curious because the prices look close to what bav used to offer for the same parts.
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Old 08-24-2019, 12:39 PM
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I guess my real question is, has anyone ordered from ECS Tuning? I'm really curious because the prices look close to what bav used to offer for the same parts.
I had an order set up at BavAuto and before I pulled the trigger it was bought by ECS Tuning. No problems with ECS, parts for my transmission flush, filter and sleeve replacement. Definitely would order from them again.

I ordered my CV boot stuff from FCP because they had a few misc small parts I needed that ECS didn't. Had to make $59 to get free shipping.
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