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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-12-2001, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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Bilstein 7100 series...

I would definately like to get some resivoir shocks. Looking at King, Race-Runner, and Bilstein. Bilstein are actualy the lowest 12" resivoir out of these 3. Found for $130 at Weld Tec Design in Santee, CA. would actually like a triple bypass next to a coil-over, but I'm not rich just yet, so any imput appreciated. Thanks,

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Re: Bilstein 7100 series...

You should also look at Fox.. People are always selling them and for a decent price.. ~$125 per shock with rez.. They are real easy to rebuild too.. Got em on my s-10 and my buggy..



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Weazle's correct, the Fox's are pretty easy to rebuild. They also have a larger diameter shaft. But I'm real happy with my Bilsteins. I'm going to have to talk to Jeremy, because he charged me more than $130 for my 7100s. You might want to think about going to a short body 14 rather than the 12. These shocks aren't listed in the Bilstein materials, but they will make them. It's basically a 12" body with a 14" shaft. That gives you more available shock at the same compressed length. Even if you don't need the extra extension, it leaves more rod in the body at full droop and that makes it less likely you'll bend a shock.

There's also a guy in Santee, I think it's Baja Fabrications but I don't have his card handy (you can get his name from Shane at Bilstein), who knows a lot about Bilsteins and works on them at very reasonable prices. He charged me $25 labor + parts, and gave me a break on the parts to work on a couple of mine.

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Re: Bilstein 7100 series...

I would like the name of the shop that sells FOXs with res for about $125. I paid $190ea for 10's with res from ORW back in 98-99.

When i was shopping for 14's they averaged around $210. I ended up goin with SAW2.5s for $275ea as i thought they were a better "value".

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Re: Bilstein 7100 series...

Jermey the owner? Maybe those were for the schrader valve shocks, not the resivoir, I don't remember now.
Actually, I think I'm gonna get threaded resivoirs so later I can put a coil kit on them. Thanks for the tip with the body/shaft. I'll look into it. Later,

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Re: Bilstein 7100 series...

Did you read my replies on: "don't like my shocks...."

Also, what do you want reservoir shocks? I never really understood why they exist other than the potential shortening of the shock body. Fill me in.....

Check out: www.eshocks.com/bil_ORgr.asp, they will add by-pass tubz for you.

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