Why's my Alfa
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: United Kingdom
Don't buy bilstein b6 !!!
I had some Bilstein B6 to fitted to my BMW E39.
They are shoite and I would never buy them again.
15,000 miles (or so) down the road the fronts were knackered.
There have been a lot of warranty claims in the US about them.
I think the design is flawed. It is an "upside down" layout, a bit like on a modern 'bike.
The rears are the old-school damper style and have not failed.
Somehow, the new style ones do not stay fully lubricated inside and eventually develops stiction in the stanchion, which manifests as an irritating knock when driving at lower speeds.
It drove me round the bend (and the houses) as I thought my wishbones bushes (etc etc) were knackered.
Konis don't suffer this problem, in my experience!