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$610 sounds about right. I paid around $650. Definitely have it done at the dealership, buys you peace of mind and labor guarantee.

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Just curious how much do they charge for the front struts replacement (I don't count the rear shocks since it's just 20 min to replace both sides)? The other day I called a local dealership and they told me $610 in labor just for the front struts + additional charges for the wheel alignment. A decent independent shop on the other hand, gave me a quote of $750 in labor + an additional charge for the alignment.
 
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What tire pressure and what tire size do you have? I'm toying with the pressure to find the best ride.

As I mentioned before - I did everything myself. Wanted to try. Would not do it again though, but it was an interesting experience. Also replaced the mounts and bearings just as a precaution (the old ones were ok). And two rear lower control arms. + The brake booster and flushed the brake system.
 

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Very informative write up! Thank you!
 
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Just put a new set of Michelin Pilot Super Sport's (225/40/18). The combination of Bilstein B6 and PSS - is unbelievably good. Just endless grip in corners...
Strongly recommend
 

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If I replace my struts and shocks with the Bilstein HD's, will I also need to change my springs. From one of the posts above, it sounds like the HD's will work with either comfort or sport springs. My 2008 is used and I have no paperwork for it so I'm not sure of which springs are on the car. Thanks.
 
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I have a 2002 S type Sport. how can I check which springs I have. the front struts were replaced before I got it. (it used to have CATS on all four. now only in the rear) im struggling with either picking up 2 used front CATS and sending them to blistein and having them rebuilt or get a sport strut for the front. I have disconnected the CATS system and I believe when I do that the remaining CATS (rear) default to sport mode.
What to do.....what to do??????
 
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They do make them for our car but you'll have to buy them from someone across the pond.
 
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Fast forward a year and a half...

Based on this thread, I decided to purchase a set of B6 HD struts. In the USA, they are not readily available (4 week lead time from factory) from sellers in the $180 to $200 each for the front struts. If I want to pay $250+ each, there are a few sellers with them in stock. I just can't see paying that much for them.

Anyone know if someone has them in stock for under $200 each?

Thanks.
 
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Originally Posted by Dell Gailey View Post
Can you tell me who the seller/company is?

Thanks.
 
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I called them. None in stock. minimum 4 week lead time.
 
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Bilstein B6 availability Update:

I became tired of Summit Racing pushing out this shocks availability every week. I wrote Bilstein, this was their response.

Hello,
Sorry at this time we do not have a true landed date on these items, only ETA’s. the latest being given is October-November and this may be pushed as well. However our inventory and ETA’s does not reflect the inventory or ETA’s of our stocking dealers. Please continue to communicates with your dealers regarding their ETA on these items.

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Michael Ritchie
Technical Sales & Warranty Support Expert
thyssenkrupp Bilstein of America, Inc

T: +1 858 386-5909, [email protected]
thyssenkrupp Bilstein of America, Inc, 14102 Stowe Drive, Poway, CA 92064, USA, www.bilsteinus.com

I guess I have to pay a premium for these shocks, install B4s, or wait....
 
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B6 Strut availability update:

Bilstein wrote back to my latest availability inquiry: Soonest will be April to May 2019.
 
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Originally Posted by Tijoe View Post
B6 Strut availability update:

Bilstein wrote back to my latest availability inquiry: Soonest will be April to May 2019.
Any updates on this?
 
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Originally Posted by Daniel.angeles001 View Post
Any updates on this?
I bought my Bilsteins from the UK had them shipped to me. Total cost was equal to US cost.
 
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Originally Posted by Daniel.angeles001 View Post
Any updates on this?
I bought my Bilsteins from the UK had them shipped to me. Total cost was equal to US cost.
 
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Originally Posted by Jag4 View Post
I bought my Bilsteins from the UK had them shipped to me. Total cost was equal to US cost.
Any link to the page and Iím assuming it was the B6
 
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Hi Daniel,

I don't have the site off the cuff but I'll look. I purchased the B12 pro kit which is the B6 but with a shortened stroke. I assume you're in the US and have looked overseas? I'll look for the receipt and reply back.

Chris
 
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Originally Posted by spielnicht View Post
I80's like Lincoln ride.
which year and model of X do I need to buy to get "Lincoln" ride? Mine is 03 base model, definitely not a "Lincoln" suspension.
I was thinking about buying Town Car, it is bigger and more comfortable car with less fuel cost than X. (I have back problem and sometimes drive 700 miles to visit parents in MD.)
See MPG:
https://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find...18746&id=36474
 

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