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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!
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Interesting, I have had B6 items on my Fiat Coupe for a number of years and I have found them rather good. Konis do seem to get a good press in this thread and are a potential option. Before getting too excited either way, I'll wait until the B6 option is actually a reality, hopefully soon.

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Camskill sell the KYB Gas-A-Just shocks as do BuyPartsBuy and I'm pretty sure there's a few sellers on ebay. These are just the rears, though, don't think KYB make them for the front.
Cheers, I've koni sports for the front but couldn't find the gas-a-just ones
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Konis are good too. Have them on mine.
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