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Old 11-14-2007, 05:17 PM   #1
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Default Can Bilstein rebuild BE Legacy B4 shocks? Why yes!

So about a month ago this happened while I was trying to mount the spring to the strut:





I talked to the rebuild guys (Ramon, very nice guy, if any of you guys deal with him, tell him Ben w/ the Legacy B4 says hi ) at Bilstein and after not finding any part no. that coincides with my shock (they have their own line of strut/shocks for BE's/BH's btw), I decided to just send it in. Well they were able to rebuild and machine a new shock body and now all's well.

The rebuilt cost was $75 for the rebuild + 45 for the machining...around the cost of one regular strut. Overall, I'm glad I got some professionals to help me and they pulled through and then some




The little added extra they put is is that the hex hole for the allen wrench is smaller than the original and isn't as deep, so at least there's less chance of breaking with an impact gun...but how would I know that?
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Old 11-14-2007, 11:52 PM   #2
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(they have their own line of strut/shocks for BE's/BH's btw)
Really??? I remember looking before and they had no listings for the BE/BH, happen to have any more info on them?
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Old 11-15-2007, 02:33 AM   #3
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http://www.bilstein.com/mistore/keyw...00484&key=FIND

$209/ea for the rears
$339/ea for the fronts...yowza.
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Old 11-15-2007, 02:40 AM   #4
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Ouch, those are pricey! I think for that price I will just go with the KYB's. I see why I couldn't find them, I was searching by the year and all they say is BE/BH.
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Old 11-15-2007, 02:49 AM   #5
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wow.

for that money, you can import a set of rsr ishock II coilovers.

but good to know that they can rebuild them. how long for the repair?
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Old 11-15-2007, 03:17 AM   #6
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wow.

for that money, you can import a set of rsr ishock II coilovers.

but good to know that they can rebuild them. how long for the repair?
Took about 3 weeks, they actually had to evacuate their building a couple of days due to the wildfires.

If it's just a regular rebuild, its $65+parts and the turnaround's usually a week, according to the people I talked to at least.
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Old 11-16-2007, 04:19 PM   #7
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I've been meaning to get mine rebuilt for quite a while also. I had to send him some pics, but he eventually decided he could do it.

I just need to figure out how to get 'em off my car...
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Old 11-20-2007, 11:55 PM   #8
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i saw a whole set brand new on ebay once for $600. i am sad i didnt grab them :-(
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Old 11-24-2007, 11:36 PM   #9
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Actually, their price is not all that high. No coilover that I can think of offers as smooth a ride over all surfaces. Mine have ZERO bounce and are absolutely fantastic. You can compare them to coilovers, however the comparison is not very valid because the are meant for different applications.
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