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Old 09-27-2016, 01:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Bilstein 8125 Series Coilovers?

I've tried searching on here and on google but I could not find any reviews on the Bilstein 8125 series coilovers. Has anyone used them or know anyone that has that could say whether these are worth the investment. Nobody seems to have any opinion on these coilovers. They seem to be decently priced and Bilstein seems to typically be a good product for the price. These are supposed to be catered more towards the Jeep and Pre-Runner builds. I'm hesitant on buying a product that I have not heard anything good or bad about it.
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Run! Customer service sucks bad. Other wise it's a nice product.
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get pricing and availabilty on the following parts for any brand shock youre considering and then make your decision
- shims
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I've heard nightmare stories about product and parts availability. Stick with Fox or King.

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Old 09-28-2016, 08:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I will look into the pricing on those parts. I know these shocks are new to the market, but I guess customer support is why they haven't gained popularity yet. I was really hoping to hear good things about them, since I was able to get a pretty good deal on a new set. 20-30% off roughly. I'm not sure it's worth saving a few bucks for lack of support.
Fox shocks are still decently priced, especially for the quality of product. So I may end up getting those if I can't be swayed into the Bilsteins.
Hopefully I can hear some more first hand info before I'm ready to pull the trigger.


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I've never had problems getting Bilstein parts, usually I got them from e-shocks.com.
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I have no advice on the bilstiens but I second e-shocks.com great place to get parts from.
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Question Compression Adjusters.. Worth It?

I'm not in a huge rush to get coilovers right now but I figured since I am able to get a decent discount I would start with Bilsteins. I am starting to like the Fox coilovers a lot more as I look into them.

Also I didn't want to start a new thread asking another simple question. After looking at the Fox coilovers I was wondering if getting the compression adjusters are even worth the extra $120 per shock for the adjusters. It would be nice to be able to turn up the knobs to stiff on the faster stuff and to soft on the slow stuff but does it really make enough difference to be worth $240??
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2.0 - no
2.5 - yes (theyre $300 each though)
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Horrible support if you ever need shims or parts. They had the greatest guy for help when I got mine, when he left a couple years ago so did any service.
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Like was said, King or Fox. Raflos are nice quality, also. Haven't had to get parts for them yet though.
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Horrible support if you ever need shims or parts. They had the greatest guy for help when I got mine, when he left a couple years ago so did any service.
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It took a minimum of 6 weeks to get shims for my 7100s no matter who I ordered them through. It was my first time tuning shocks, so I went in the wrong direction a number of times, and consequently ordered a lot of shims. I went Radflo for my current truck and they have been great to work with.

Despite this I ended up buying a set of Bilstein PSS9 coilovers for my project Audi A4 1.8T. When I asked them about spring rate because I wanted something a bit softer they couldn't tell me what rate the coilovers came with or really anything about them. But I was expecting that answer
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