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      12-08-2008, 11:30 AM   #1
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Bilstein B6/B8 Struts/Shocks for XI!!!!

This all started once flukey called Billstein NA to see if they sell the B6/B8 series for XI owners in North America. Unfortunately, they dont YET and apparently stated they will by years end, or perhaps next year some time.

Since I've heard these types of rumors before (regarding other parts) on products that never saw the light of day I decided to pursue a european vendor who would be willing to sell/ship them overseas to the US.

I did a search on Bilstein's website for the exact model numbers for the front/rear of the B8 and found a vendor in the UK.

Balance Motorsports

http://www.balancemotorsport.co.uk/

I sent them an Email asking them if they could provide a set front/rear to the US and how much they'd charge. I got a response this morning.

thank you for your enquiry,
we usually only sell in Europe, however seeing as you are a bit stuck with this one we are happy to help - please see quote below
shipping would cost £111
Description Part No Price Qty Amount

BE5-C042 - Bilstein Monotube Damper BE5-C042 £88.24 2 £176.48

VE3-E247 - Bilstein Monotube Damper VE3-E247 £152.53 1 £152.53

VE3-E248 - Bilstein Monotube Damper VE3-E248 £152.53 1 £152.53

Subtotal £481.54
Export Surcharge 5%
£24.00


Shipping
£111.00

Total £616.54


Doing the math, it would be roughly $900 USD for a set which isnt bad IMHO. Alot less than running KW V3s and also alot easier to install as its plug n play.

Now the only question is 'are they legit' to do business with??

What does everybody think??
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      12-12-2008, 09:25 PM   #2
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Are the shocks DA or SA? Any chance of matching springs? This might be exactly what I'm looking for.

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      12-15-2008, 06:09 PM   #3
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DA or SA?


BILSTEIN B8® Sprint

Shortened high-performance gas pressure shock absorber in mono-tube/inverted technology - specially designed for lowered sport vehicles. It’s a must when sports springs are used
demanding a rebound of 30-40 mm.
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The shortened BILSTEIN B 8 high-performance shock is a must when sports springs are used demanding a rebound of 30-40 mm. The shock is also first choice on sports springs used in conjunction with standard length shock absorbers. The spring remains perfectly pre-stressed in all driving situations, and insures optimal driving performance in combination with the BILSTEIN B8 mono-tube/inverted technology. Quick lane changing at high speed, neutral vehicle balance and full traction … The BILSTEIN B8 makes driving fun!

Product advantages at a glance:

• BILSTEIN mono-tube/inverted technology
• Shortened rebound length
• BILSTEIN “comfort & sport” setting
• BILSTEIN road tested and tuned
• High performance reserves
• No TÜV registration necessary

http://www.bilstein.de/cms_website/e...s_produkt_id=7
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      12-16-2008, 11:58 AM   #4
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I was wondering if the shocks were dual adjustable (compression & rebound) or single adjustable (rebound only). By the looks of "BILSTEIN “comfort & sport” setting" it seems that they're essentially limited to only two settings and have no finite adjustments.
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Cant you get B12/B14 for Xi...
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