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You chose a BMW for the merger of agile performance and great looks that mark it as a one-of-a-kind machine. Count on a classy BMW to combine quick handling with power to spare. To keep the comfort and style you made an investment in with your BMW 318is, it's important to install only the very best high-performance car parts. Is it smart to budget a large sum for a beautiful luxury vehicle, and then skimp on new OEM or aftermarket components and parts? Luxurious cars including the high-end BMW 318is are designed to be made use of with care and attention and always maintained well. The BMW you chose was designed using the best care and skill; it needs new OEM parts with a similar top level of reliability. One of the essential pieces of your suspension system are the car's BMW 318is Struts, which are essentially shock absorbers mounted within springs. BMW 318is Struts are very strong but the internal coil part can wear out, involving replacing the whole unit. Ordinary MacPherson style BMW 318is Struts move and steer with the forward axle, differing from the Chapman style employed with the rear tires. People who enjoy optimized vehicles know that nothing is more crucial than putting in the most durable aftermarket parts. Support your vehicle's systems by purchasing only the most outstanding top-notch components. Excellent parts direct from a quality source are always the best method to improve a vehicle. Sometimes the most frustrating thing about repairing a car or truck is searching for a reliable source for quality parts. No matter whether you own a classic roadster or a station wagon, we have all the accessories you are searching for right here at www.partsgeek.com.


BMW 318is Struts They are available for the following BMW 318is years: 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991, 99, 98, 97, 96, 95, 94, 93, 92, 91. This part is also sometimes called BMW 318is Shock. We stock struts parts for most BMW models including 325i, 328i, X5, 528i, X3, 325xi, 525i, 530i, 740iL, 330xi, 328xi, Z3, 323i, 330i, Z4, 328i xDrive, 540i, 740i, M3, 330Ci, 530xi, 535i, 335i, 318i, 325Ci, 645Ci, 750Li, 545i, 550i, 535xi, 528i xDrive, 745i, 323is, 745Li, 325is, 2002, 650i, 535i xDrive, 318ti and 525xi.

We stock these Struts brands for the BMW 318is: KYB, Monroe, Bilstein and Sachs.


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Your vehicle's suspension is one of the most important things and it cannot be ignored. The symptoms of strut disturbance, if they start to appear, start with noisy and rough handling leading to a complete loss of control over the vehicle in severe condition. It is very risky to drive a vehicle with failed struts.

Identifying Bad Struts

Signs of leakage or visible damage to the part is enough to indicate your BMW 318is strut needs a replacement and is risky to drive on. You may experience a lot of roughness in the driving, with a bouncy ride that is rough enough to pull you off your seat. This can also cause excessive tire wear.

If the front struts (BMW e46 front shock absorbers) are in a bad condition the car might nosedive when brakes are applied. A failure of the back struts causes the car to nearly hit the pavement at the rear when the car is being accelerated. Failed struts also reduce the driver's control on the car and might cause it to slide to one side especially in unfavorable windy weather or on slippery roads.

What Is the Strut Assembly?

The strut is comprised of the shock as well as the rest of the assembly. A familiar piston and a cylinder accompanied with the shock absorber is generally called a strut. The piston moves in and out of the cylinder, dampening the motion when the car encounters a rough surface on the road. The strut assembly also has the added support of a spring coil. The coil helps to take the weight of the vehicle and stabilize the wheels from bouncing. The purpose of the whole assembly is to provide shock absorption to the vehicle and provide a smooth ride. This overall assembly of BMW E36 shocks and struts is then attached to the car/ truck frame.

How Much Does it Cost to Have the BMW 318is Struts Replaced?

The price of buying a repaired BMW 318is Struts at your regular repair shop can change widely depending on what city you live in, the extent of the repair or service, and the age of your vehicle. Having the work performed at a local auto repair shop will run anywhere from $292 to $775 depending on the location and the specific situation of the repair. Roughly 53% of the expense for this replacement is the value of the part while the remaining 47% will be the expense of the labor. Acquiring the part individually from PartsGeek can save you a large amount of cash; you will be able to buy BMW 318is Struts for as low as $77 online, saving you as much as $333.75 on the work.

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Reviewer: awesome selection

Product arrived quickly and was an exact match. I have completely rebuilt my front suspension for a fraction of the cost at local suppliers.

1993 BMW 318is Strut Assembly

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1997 BMW 318is Strut Assembly

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1997 BMW 318is Strut Assembly

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Reviewer: Monroe Strut Assembly for BMW

The Monroe strut assembly worked seamlessly with the Monroe struts I purchased & put on my BMW 318is. The car rides and handles so much better now.

1994 BMW 318is Strut Assembly