We’ve worked hard for over three decades to give you the most reliable, innovative and highest-quality bushings, mounts & motorsport parts available for BMW in the world – all while providing the best customer service in the industry.
The first short shifter and two-piece encapsulating suspension bushings for BMW were designed and produced by us over 35 years ago. To this day, we continue to introduce revolutionary designs – such as our innovative, tunnel-mounted short shifter, laser-cut reinforcement plates, and precision molded poly mounts & suspension bushings.
Our products are manufactured in-house at our facility in Capron, Illinois, or locally under our direct supervision. We use only the highest-quality materials available, such as 6061 and 7075 T6 aluminum and our exclusive U.S. military spec polyurethane – premium precision molded performance compounds that are specifically formulated for each performance part’s application.
All of our BMW performance parts are genuine AKG designs – engineered in-house and backed by the skill and expertise we’ve gained from working on high performance BMW race cars for more than 35 years.
Beware of Cheap Imitations and Copycats
Do products elsewhere look questionably similar? Unfortunately, other individuals and companies have tried to enrich themselves by attempting to duplicate our designs (some even use our signature red color) – passing off our genuine AKG designs as their own. While we can appreciate that imitation may be the highest form of flattery, we worked very hard on our designs!
Purchasing these cheap imitations hurts you, the enthusiast, in several ways:
- Others copying our designs without any form of expertise leads to serious quality control and fitment issues in an application where materials’ quality and precision manufacturing is extremely important – not only for the component itself, but the surrounding structure as well.
- Substandard imitations are cheaply made. Most are outsourced to unknown locations, made of clearly inferior materials (i.e. low grade poly, UHMW) and use questionable processing methods which more often than not, lead to premature failure of the component and/or a surrounding structure.
- There are current knockoffs of our performance parts on the market that look similar at first glance, but are the wrong dimensions. Would you trust your BMW with an individual or company who can’t even copy parts correctly?
- By purchasing these knockoffs, you are supporting the copycats, emboldening them to continue their actions, and in turn, hurting those of us that actually spend the considerable amount of time and development necessary to bring original, high-quality performance parts to the BMW community.
AKG will rigorously protect its rights and, as such, is interested in any background information you might have regarding cheap, copy-cat and/or counterfeit products.