B10 Touring shocks - same as standard BMW?

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B10 Touring shocks - same as standard BMW?

Post by Sj84 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 6:17 pm

Hi all, just been on the email to Tony at alloywheeladirect.com who’s been pricing up a suspension refresh for my B10 4.6 Touring. Apparently, according to his guy at Alpina the rear shocks are standard BMW ones (part number 33521094057) not Alpina manufactured (my catalogue has a part number for them as 33 52 641). Can anyone confirm that as over £300 per shock for standard BMW shocks seems lumpy(!)? Are the front shocks Alpina specific?
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Post by E24man » Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:43 pm

I'm pretty sure that for the Touring, the front shocks and springs, and rear shocks are Alpina specific; the Touring rear air-bags are BMW items. Email Buchloe to be sure.
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Post by Sj84 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:35 am

Quick update on this, emailed Alpina and to my surprise they confirmed that the rear shocks are a standard BMW item 33 52 1 094 057. Begs the question what Alpina actually did to the car?!
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Post by AG » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:27 pm

the e39 540 was a competent touring machine straight out of the box so I would have thought that Alpina just devised a possible change to the springs they used.
The reviews I've read all mention the handling updates carried out by Alpina.
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