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Grit dog

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Posted: 08/23/21 07:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

fj12ryder wrote:

I had 60,000 miles and 14 years on the Bilsteins.... I crawled underneath to change the rear diff fluid and noticed the driver's side rear had developed a leak. I'm not going to change just one shock, so I changed all four.



The BILSTEIN warranty structure is divided in three durations – reflecting the typical usage of the individual product. Rare for the performance automotive industry, BILSTEIN offers a Limited Lifetime Warranty to the original purchaser that our product shall be free from defects in material and workmanship for the life of the damper. This Limited Lifetime Warranty extends to the following lines:

B4 OE Replacement
B6 / B6 Performance / B6 4600
B8 Performance Plus
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B14 (PSS)
B16 (PSS9 & PSS10)
B8 5100 / B8 5100 (Ride Height Adjustable) / B8 5112 / B8 6112


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Posted: 08/26/21 04:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

just replaced shocks on 2007 f350 cab and chassis with rancho adjustables, improved empty ride greatly and i am going to tow in a few wekks and will probably have to adjust them. so far i am happy

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Grit dog wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

I had 60,000 miles and 14 years on the Bilsteins.... I crawled underneath to change the rear diff fluid and noticed the driver's side rear had developed a leak. I'm not going to change just one shock, so I changed all four.



The BILSTEIN warranty structure is divided in three durations – reflecting the typical usage of the individual product. Rare for the performance automotive industry, BILSTEIN offers a Limited Lifetime Warranty to the original purchaser that our product shall be free from defects in material and workmanship for the life of the damper. This Limited Lifetime Warranty extends to the following lines:

B4 OE Replacement
B6 / B6 Performance / B6 4600
B8 Performance Plus
B12 Series
B14 (PSS)
B16 (PSS9 & PSS10)
B8 5100 / B8 5100 (Ride Height Adjustable) / B8 5112 / B8 6112


Thank you for that information. I guess I will do some checking. I had no idea they had a lifetime warranty.


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Tim Nowicki wrote:

thanks guys, was leanin toward bilsteins from the start. looks like those may be the one.


Great shock, have had mine for 5 years and truck rides great. I also replaced the steering stabilizer with a Bilstein and steering really improved.

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I've got Bilsteins on my Corvette and Monroes on my truck. They're just shocks, I've never felt that much difference after replacing shocks. I suppose I just don't wear them out, I just change them after 60k miles when I get the next set of tires or brakes.

My Honda struts seem to go forever.


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Four RAM trucks and 250,000 miles combined I have been happy with the Bilstein 4600 and 5100 shocks.


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I have had very good luck with Bilstiens. My monroes on my old D250 wore out in 3 years with low mileage.


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