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pez1
kevin pesant

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06/15/2010 11:59AM

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bilstein replacements
Posted by: pez1
Date: June 15, 2010 12:19PM

I have 79 MGB 3.5, in 88 I installed ron hopkinson complete kit, well the left lower Bilstein shock rod has broken at bracket to A arm. My problem is finding replacement shocks in North Am. The #s on the tube (46444 2675 1340) don't match anything Bilstein has. But they are still looking. The car is parked and loosing valuable drive time.......please any help ???


302GT
Larry Shimp

(169 posts)

Registered:
11/17/2007 01:13PM

Main British Car:
1968 MGB GT Ford 302 crate engine

Re: bilstein replacements
Posted by: 302GT
Date: June 15, 2010 12:24PM

Check out a site such as QA-1. They list universal shocks by size, maybe something they have will fit (of course then you will need a pair). Consider shocks with adjustment on rebound only.


HealeyRick
Rick Neville

(442 posts)

Registered:
12/19/2007 05:01PM

Main British Car:
1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Ford 5.0L

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Re: bilstein replacements
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: June 15, 2010 04:59PM

Did you ask Bilstein if they could rebuild the ones you have? I know they offer that service.


pez1
kevin pesant

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Re: bilstein replacements
Posted by: pez1
Date: June 15, 2010 07:07PM

If I could get them to call me back I would ask about rebuild, I've waited three days. but I will keep trying......Watch out for Bilstein service but will post when I hear back, I have called twice !


castlesid
Kevin Jackson
Sidcup UK
(361 posts)

Registered:
11/18/2007 10:38AM

Main British Car:
1975 MGB GT Rover V8 4.35L

Re: bilstein replacements
Posted by: castlesid
Date: June 15, 2010 08:06PM

Kevin,

Did you try Moss, they still market the Bilstein kit for the front,

Part no. in the UK TMK30701

Good luck.

Kevin.


HealeyRick
Rick Neville

(442 posts)

Registered:
12/19/2007 05:01PM

Main British Car:
1963 Austin-Healey 3000 Ford 5.0L

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Re: bilstein replacements
Posted by: HealeyRick
Date: June 15, 2010 08:09PM

You could just box them up and ship them with a R/O as per here: [www.bilsteinus.com]


pez1
kevin pesant

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Re: bilstein replacements
Posted by: pez1
Date: June 15, 2010 09:18PM

Just came in from the shop ,shock is out (not easy) turns out the rod end is threaded into the mounting bracket , the threaded rod has been pulled out of the bracket stripping the bracket threads ....very strange But I'm going to the Mig welder tomorrow and tack it .....Nothing to lose ...the shock its self seems fine ! keep ya posted, hey thanks for all the help ! Hope I can help someone else. I was at Clevland a few years ago but will miss Indy , to bad, but there in spirit ! Party on



V8-User
John Dow

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03/12/2017 11:47PM

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Re: bilstein replacements
Posted by: V8-User
Date: April 10, 2017 12:11AM

I bought the shocks at [4wheelonline.com]
haven't got any problem with it yet


ruben
rick maroni

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04/22/2017 01:32AM

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Re: bilstein replacements
Posted by: ruben
Date: April 29, 2017 05:04AM

Bilstein changed their numbering system so crossing those numbers over can be difficult. I recently bought rear Bilsteins for my 122 Volvo but because it is a wagon it took serious serching to find the correct part number. But then when I knew what to order they were at my door in 5 days


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