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Unread 03-18-2013, 11:51 PM   #1
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How I Got (4) New Bilsteins For $140

So I bought these ProComp ES9000 shocks thinking that they would work fine for my DD. I was wrong. The ride is terrible. They're valued way too heavy. All around, I hate them.

So I got to thinking: 4 Wheel Parts has always been good to me, as I know they have been to many of you on this forum.

I contacted them and gave them the situation: I was suggested these shocks and they turned out to be terrible. Turns out to my surprise that the ProComp line offers a ride quality guarantee.

They told me all I have to do is bring the old ones back in and they'd give me a full refund and credit the purchase of some new ones. Awesome customer service.

So I also noticed that 4wheelparts.com offers an online price match guarantee. Did a little searching and found the Bilstein 5100s for $75 each on mudflaps.com with free shipping. 4WP honored it..

So $300 for the new ones - $160 paid for the old ES9000s = $140 for a brand new set of Bilstein 5100s.

Thought all of you remorseful ProComp buyers might want to know.

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I followed the math and you still paid $300 for the shocks, you just had to install them twice.
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I followed the math and you still paid $300 for the shocks, you just had to install them twice.
Yup I don't see the win here, but enjoy the bilsteins lol
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What I got out of it is he got a full refund and credit for a new set. So he got his $160 back and then they credited him $160 towards new shocks. So all he had to do is pay the difference.
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What I got out of it is he got a full refund and credit for a new set. So he got his $160 back and then they credited him $160 towards new shocks. So all he had to do is pay the difference.
If that's true than that's Bada**!
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I followed the math and you still paid $300 for the shocks, you just had to install them twice.
Was thinking the same thing.
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What I got out of it is he got a full refund and credit for a new set. So he got his $160 back and then they credited him $160 towards new shocks. So all he had to do is pay the difference.
No, no way 4WP would refund AND credit. What they did is allow him to use the refund to buy another shock from them.
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What I got out of it is he got a full refund and credit for a new set. So he got his $160 back and then they credited him $160 towards new shocks. So all he had to do is pay the difference.
Right. I'm already out the $160 I paid a while back for the ProComps. They had some miles on them.

I hated the ride so I was looking for upgrade options. Pulled the strings above and netted a new set for only $140 out of pocket.

Much better than being out the full $300 plus I was planning to spend.
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Right. I'm already out the $160 I paid a while back for the ProComps. They had some miles on them.

I hated the ride so I was looking for upgrade options. Pulled the strings above and netted a new set for only $140 out of pocket.

Much better than being out the full $300 plus I was planning to spend.
So, you paid $300 for 4 Bilstiens. Since you no longer have the Pro Comps, the price you paid for those is now attributed to the Bilstiens.
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Right. I'm already out the $160 I paid a while back for the ProComps. They had some miles on them.

I hated the ride so I was looking for upgrade options. Pulled the strings above and netted a new set for only $140 out of pocket.

Much better than being out the full $300 plus I was planning to spend.
I was trying to give you the benefit of the doubt with the way you worded your first post but you did end up paying $300 for them. Just in two payments
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LOL alright guys. I get what you're saying.

Lets redirect this to the "I bought ProComps and I hate them and now I am out this money I paid for them and I want Bilsteins but dang they're expensive I wish I had a better solution.." crowd.

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That's all you had to say. "Don't waste your money on Pro comp shocks, kids. Bilstein is worth the money." And saved us the story. We would have believed you.
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LOL alright.

To the person out there that is / was in my same situation: I'm glad I could help.

For all you vets: I get it. You told me so. Can't wait to mount up the Bilsteins.
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Post some pics and give us a comparison when you put some miles on them. What springs are you running?
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Post some pics and give us a comparison when you put some miles on them. What springs are you running?
Will do.

BDS HD 2" coils in the front. Quadratec / Crown HD leafs in the back with a 2 inch shackle. 3" net all around.
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