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jorg323 03-21-2009 08:20 AM

Feeler: Rear Bilstein HD Shocks
 
I have two used rear Bilstein Heavy Duty shocks that I wanted to see if anyone was interested in. I put these on my car when my old shocks went, but later decided to lower the car and switched over to Bilstein Sport shocks instead (which are designed to be used with lowering kits). These shocks will fit on any E46 model except M3s and all-wheel drive (XI) models, according to the Bilstein fitment guide. They are designed to replace factory shocks and would be good for someone currently running stock ride height that simply would prefer superior suspension, although I suppose you could still use them on a lowered car if you wanted.

These are very lightly used - I only put about 6-7k miles on them before I swapped, and from my understanding these should be good for at least another 80k miles or so. I'd ask for $100 shipped (down from $130) anywhere in the continental U.S., or, if you're local, I suppose we could work out an arrangement for less if you picked them up.

Thanks for reading! :)

Almost forgot - A general description of the HD shock from Tire Rack can be found below:

http://www.tirerack.com/suspension/s...model=HD+Shock

You can also find more exact descriptions at www.bavauto.com, which sells these, but I couldn't get a direct link to work.

Update: Here are some pictures:

http://i41.tinypic.com/rbmfpy.jpg

http://i44.tinypic.com/35ldi8h.jpg

http://i39.tinypic.com/259cqwp.jpg

In case you can't make out the last pic, the part number is F4-BE3-2697-H0

jorg323 03-28-2009 07:26 PM

bump

jorg323 04-10-2009 08:19 PM

bump

urbanrebel 04-11-2009 03:57 PM

hmmm...

jorg323 04-11-2009 04:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by urbanrebel (Post 9756191)
hmmm...

hmmm... you're interested? :pimpin:

jorg323 04-16-2009 12:40 AM

:bump:

...and... price drop!

$100 shipped.

jorg323 04-23-2009 09:22 PM

bump!

Kobe 04-24-2009 10:50 AM

Are these still available?

jorg323 04-24-2009 05:43 PM

Yes, I still have them. I see you're local; if you're interested and will pick them up I can offer a better deal, since you'd save me shipping costs. PM me and let me know what you think.

jorg323 05-03-2009 03:02 AM

:bump:

nka203 05-03-2009 04:29 PM

Hey just wondering if I buy these, will they come with everything in this picture?
The picture's from tirerack website, & also, could you post the pic of the receipt again? I just wana check the date and see how old they are.
http://www.tirerack.com/images/suspe..._hd_series.jpg

jorg323 05-04-2009 01:26 AM

You get what's in my pics :)

The tire rack pic just gives you a generic example pic of the Bilstein HDs; that picture doesn't necessarily show the particular model that fits our cars. I'm only selling the rear shocks, so you won't be getting the front strut pictured, and you shouldn't need any other washers/bushings like they show in the pic. Neither of my Bilstein shock sets (both these and the sports I later purchased) came with anything else, only the shocks themselves.

I'll check and see if I have the receipt, but I'm not sure I do. I had these installed while I was working at a shop; our wholesale parts supplier just sent them over and one of my mechanics installed them, and I don't think I kept a receipt (since the order was officially through the company, on my behalf). Still, I'll check and see if there's any way I can give you a date of original purchase.

nka203 05-04-2009 03:34 AM

Oh okay, I must have confused this with another thread which had a pic of a receipt.

jorg323 05-04-2009 03:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nka203 (Post 9895084)
Oh okay, I must have confused this with another thread which had a pic of a receipt.

Sorry, I looked through my records and didn't find the receipt for these (although I did find the receipt for my other shocks :pimpin:)

Sorry that I have no way of showing the original purchase date. I guess the only way you could be certain of their quality would be to test them out in person, as they are still nice and stiff when pressed.

If you're interested in buying, I suppose I can send them to you, and, if you get them and don't like what you see for whatever reason, just ship them back and I'll return your money. PM me and let me know what you think.

jorg323 05-04-2009 03:46 PM

Also, since I'd like to get rid of these, I'll lower the price to $85 shipped. My loss is your gain!

nka203 05-04-2009 07:01 PM

Hm, so do you feel any difference between these and the sport shocks? I'm considering buying sport shocks myself for h&r race springs but this is a good deal so lmk what you honestly think.

jorg323 05-04-2009 11:32 PM

If you're planning on going a lot lower than stock height and can afford it, I'd actually suggest going with Sports. To my knowledge there's no real difference in stiffness between these and the Sports, the Sports are just a little shorter (and don't extend as much during expansion) in order to accommodate the lowered height. My understanding is that these HDs are good for up to about a 1" drop below stock ride height, but lower than that you really want to use a shock that's specifically designed for significantly lowered cars.

Of course, if you do go a good deal lower and go with Sports, you'll have to get the shocks and struts all at once.

Still, my offer still stands if you decide to go the HD route. I can ship them to you after payment on PayPal, and if you receive them and decide you don't want them you can just ship them back and I'll transfer the payment back (I will ask that you pay shipping back, however). Let me know what you think.

kvan1126 05-06-2009 05:56 PM

I'm looking to drop my '99 323i a little less than an inch and a half. Would that be too much?

DonovanM 05-07-2009 12:25 PM

YGPM... just what I'm lookin for, I think my stockers are blown...

jorg323 05-14-2009 11:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kvan1126 (Post 9912436)
I'm looking to drop my '99 323i a little less than an inch and a half. Would that be too much?

PMed

Otherwise... :bump:

BTW, what's with people PMing me saying they want these and asking for my PayPal, and then completely not responding when I contact them and ask where they want it shipped? It's as if potential buyers keep falling off the face of the Earth. :tsk:


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