Home Forums Articles How To's FAQ Register
Go Back   Xoutpost.com > BMW SAV Forums > X5 (E53) Forum
Fluid Motor Union
User Name
Password
Member List Premier Membership Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Xoutpost server transfer and maintenance is occurring....
Xoutpost is currently undergoing a planned server migration.... stay tuned for new developments.... sincerely, the management


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-20-2018, 04:40 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 272
xbimma is on a distinguished road
Arnott New vs Reman: pros and cons

Looking to replace front air struts due to leakage/sagging on driver side. I have 2-axle leveling on 4.8is.
Arnott website shows pair of Remanufactured (AS-2305/6) costs $223 more than New (AS-2764/5) with core rebate included.
I am curious what is really the difference between New and Remanufactured once installed?

I searched xoutpost for previous threads but could not find one addressing that difference, kindly point me to the right place if it exists.
__________________
"better the devil you know than the devil you don't"
2003-03-04 E53 X5 4.4i M62 [SOLD]
2006-03-16 E53 X5 4.8iS N62s
2006-03-28 E90 325i N52 [TOTALED]
2012-09-06 F30 328i N20 (CEO's)
Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links

  #2  
Old 08-20-2018, 06:36 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: NYC
Posts: 930
mr_robot is on a distinguished road
Do they both carry lifetime warranty?

I would go with the one with lifetime warranty.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
__________________
2005 Imola 4.8iS
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-20-2018, 06:58 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 272
xbimma is on a distinguished road
Warranty is definitely a winner



Garage:
E53 4.4i M62 born 2003-03-04 [SOLD]
E53 4.8iS N62s born 2006-03-16
E90 325i N52 born 2006-03-28 [TOTALED]
F30 328i N20 born 2012-09-06
__________________
"better the devil you know than the devil you don't"
2003-03-04 E53 X5 4.4i M62 [SOLD]
2006-03-16 E53 X5 4.8iS N62s
2006-03-28 E90 325i N52 [TOTALED]
2012-09-06 F30 328i N20 (CEO's)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-20-2018, 08:04 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: NYC
Posts: 930
mr_robot is on a distinguished road
I got mine through Rock Auto and warranty can be claimed through their site as well.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-29-2018, 08:31 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: CT
Posts: 376
richardb is on a distinguished road
I would highly recommend Arnott. I had an issue with one new shock last year and they replaced it immediately and more than made up for it.

Here's a DIY of the install I made, hope it helps you get the job done:

https://youtu.be/yW2NhlJ1ahM
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-29-2018, 08:36 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 272
xbimma is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by richardb View Post
I would highly recommend Arnott. I had an issue with one new shock last year and they replaced it immediately and more than made up for it.

Here's a DIY of the install I made, hope it helps you get the job done:

https://youtu.be/yW2NhlJ1ahM


I actually followed your DIY. Installed Arnott air strut last weekend.
__________________
"better the devil you know than the devil you don't"
2003-03-04 E53 X5 4.4i M62 [SOLD]
2006-03-16 E53 X5 4.8iS N62s
2006-03-28 E90 325i N52 [TOTALED]
2012-09-06 F30 328i N20 (CEO's)
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-29-2018, 03:43 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Columbia City Indiana
Posts: 39
DougPEX5 is on a distinguished road
Arnott New vs Reman: pros and cons

I replaced my front struts in February, and the right one failed last month. Arnott said I needed to return it through RockAuto. RockAuto has a two year warranty return, so for the lifetime warranty you need to buy direct from Arnott. Arnott pricing is quite a bit more than RockAuto.

My strut failed catastrophically while parked in the driveway. It took me a day or two to realize why the car alarm went off!

I used your video too...thanks a lot!

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-13-2020, 05:02 PM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2020
Location: Maine
Posts: 3
Schiller is on a distinguished road
So no answer to the OP’s question?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-13-2020, 05:22 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 897
Purplefade is on a distinguished road
Difference between new and remanufactured is just that, one is brand new, never installed, used or otherwise and a remanufactured has usually suffered a failure within a reasonable amount of time from its original production date and that failure repaired by the manufacturers. As to what’s the difference once installed, nothing really, one is still new and the other is remanufactured but either could fail at anytime, hence why you can buy them remanufactured

That said, I would not pay more for a reman than a new simply because what you are really buying is “used” no matter how well it was remanufactured.

Obviously just my opinion as I have purchased plenty of remanufactured items over my lifetime. My wife asked me why once and my response was that someone else had already found the weak point and the manufacturer fixed it

All that said, if the price is right and the warrants the same... well, then go for it. Or, if the price is exceptional and the warranty doesn’t matter.., well, there’s food for thought too.


Sent from my iPhone using Xoutpost.com
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:52 PM.
vBulletin, Copyright 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
© 2017 Xoutpost.com. All rights reserved. Xoutpost.com is a private enthusiast site not associated with BMW AG.
The BMW name, marks, M stripe logo, and Roundel logo as well as X3, X5 and X6 designations used in the pages of this Web Site are the property of BMW AG.
This web site is not sponsored or affiliated in any way with BMW AG or any of its subsidiaries.