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10-Way Adjustable Bilstein Suspension Failure

Discussion in 'Roadster 2008-2012' started by GeorgeK, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. n2mb_racing

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    14,000 miles.... Sounds about the same.
     
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    Those Bilsteins are crappy shocks but I haven't heard of them dying out so quickly on Roadsters. Yours seems to be the only reported ones on the forum that have failed.
     
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    For more info, the damper part number is F4-BM3-G623-T0
    Rebuilding is $257.50 ea plus shipping.
     
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    Mine too ! as above,
    Plus: the original UK Roadster sales guy did slip that it was a common complaint with the Sports suspension.
    6000 mile on from replacement front adjustable shox, I'm picking up a very, very, slight re-appearance of the same, internal rattle.
    Once out of warrantee I may well go for Nitrons, at least on the front.
    Also FWIW the numbers on my newer, replacement Bilsteins 10 way shock (LHS .. UK version) is F4-BM3-G622 T0 and spring: Eibach 46/11 A26Coo30H
     
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    Wiztecy - my front dampers are starting to leak also, but didn't you go down the Nitron route with Rob? If so how do you like them and how much did it cost?
     
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    I love them and have no complaints with about 35k on them now. Nitron recommends to service them something like around 15k miles, but honestly, I feel that's so that they're always performing top notch. Shocks do wear and loose some performance over time but I can't feel any degradation at all. They have the spring perch that allows you to do corner balancing, that's my next investment / setup. These cars are relatively light so having your spring weight dialed in so its balanced on all 4 wheels makes a huge difference in the overall handling and performance of the suspension.

    As for the cost I believe I spent around $3900 total with installation from Rob. He had by chance a new set laying around to install on one of his Exige track cars, so the spring rate was heavier, especially in the rear. As I mentioned in an earlier Nitron thread, the driver's side abs/shock mount needs to be slightly modified to accommodate. Otherwise its plug and play.
     

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