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Unread 08-05-2012, 10:24 PM   #1
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Bilstein looking for WK

Was just checking out the Bilstein site today and say this on the homepage. http://www.bilsteinus.com/news-event...ee-shocks.html

Says they're looking for a WK or XK Jeep for development. Somebody on here should check it out and let us know what's they're working on.

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Unread 08-05-2012, 10:29 PM   #2
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Dam I have a 2wd diesel , my dad about 45 minutes away from them has a 4wd diesel.
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Unread 08-05-2012, 10:39 PM   #3
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Date says 01.08.2012
Is this backwards euro dates or is this from January?
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Unread 08-05-2012, 10:40 PM   #4
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Judging from the other blog posts I think it's 8/1/2012. Not sure though.
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Unread 08-05-2012, 10:40 PM   #5
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Nevermind, its the euro date system!
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Unread 08-06-2012, 04:57 AM   #6
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Kind of ironic I've been looking at their 7100 series for the rear of my XK recently (last week) and thought it would be sweet if they had an equivalent coilover up front..... since they already have the strut (coil body) specs for the front of our vehicles I wonder if they're going to work on an adjustable coilovers this time; or adapters to use their current lineup...
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Unread 08-06-2012, 06:45 AM   #7
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What kind of shock are you looking for from them?
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Unread 08-06-2012, 07:21 AM   #8
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Well considering they already make the 4600 series for the fronts, a 5100 or 7100 would be nice. Ideally I'd like to see a 9100 series adjustable coilover option, but that's me dreaming
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Unread 08-06-2012, 08:30 AM   #9
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The correct Bilstein part number to run with a 2" lift would be 33-151632

Part Number: BIL33-151632
Bilstein 5100 Series Shock Absorber
Collapsed Length (IN): 15.91
Extended Length (IN): 25.93
Travel Length (IN): 10.02
Lower Mount: Eye 12.2mm
Upper Mount: Eye 12.1mm
Shaft Diameter: 14mm
Reservoir: No
Finish: Zinc plated
Body Design: 46mm ID smooth body (Non-coilover)
Internal Design: Mono tube
Boot Included: Yes

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Unread 08-06-2012, 08:42 AM   #10
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No that's too short for me and I'm not sure what they're valved to. A better shock, for offroad IMO, is the 5165, pn 25-187717 (255/70 valving).
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Unread 08-06-2012, 08:44 AM   #11
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And regardless, there's a 7100 series that ill probably get next spring.

Edit: also note that I'm referring to wanting more options for the front. There are plenty of options for the rear.... 5100s, 5150s, 5165s and 7100s; but only 4600s that will work up front which doesn't help much.
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Unread 08-06-2012, 09:06 AM   #12
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Hopefully they're doing a 5165 front and back since there isn't really an option out there to just buy reservoir shocks for the front on our Jeeps.
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Unread 08-06-2012, 05:47 PM   #13
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They are getting my fathers GC next week , more details when it happens and next time I head home to try them out.
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Unread 08-06-2012, 06:54 PM   #14
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To bad they aren't looking for a modified vehicle!!! I want to let them use mine for a week and have them make a coilover front shock.
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Unread 08-07-2012, 04:35 PM   #15
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Since you are in CA ... I would call and ask. They do make shocks for lifted vehicles.
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