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Bilstein 46 mm Universal Rally Shocks

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Bilstein 46 mm Universal Rally Shocks
December 02, 2011 10:52AM
Just saw this picture from Caswell from PRI.
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Re: Bilstein 46 mm Universal Rally Shocks
December 02, 2011 11:36AM
Nice
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Re: Bilstein 46 mm Universal Rally Shocks
December 02, 2011 04:17PM
Yes, nice!! John, get cost estimates and let us know please!
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Re: Bilstein 46 mm Universal Rally Shocks
December 02, 2011 05:44PM
wOW, Thyssen has got their mitts in everything! They are gonna take over the world!!!



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Re: Bilstein 46 mm Universal Rally Shocks
December 02, 2011 06:39PM
Uber, what size are in the current JVAB stuff ? 40mms ?
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Re: Bilstein 46 mm Universal Rally Shocks
December 02, 2011 09:33PM
Thats right! Thyssen is taking over the world! Where is my company discount? Better yet, I should try to get a P.O.# and ship that stuff to my house!
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Re: Bilstein 46 mm Universal Rally Shocks
December 02, 2011 09:37PM
They said they're available in 7-9" stroke and they'd get 100 of them in initially
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Re: Bilstein 46 mm Universal Rally Shocks
December 03, 2011 07:01AM
$249 per corner for the kit. Still need to machine the top and build mounting ears. Bob Norgard (sp) said he expects a call from JVAB any minute because he's been pestering him for months about these.
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Re: Bilstein 46 mm Universal Rally Shocks
December 03, 2011 07:34AM
DELISH! So much want.
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Re: Bilstein 46 mm Universal Rally Shocks
December 03, 2011 09:58AM
Sorry, pre coffee posting.

Price is around $550 per corner.
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Re: Bilstein 46 mm Universal Rally Shocks
December 03, 2011 10:47AM
Let us all hope that inserts are:
a) available separately
b) actually measure 50mm body diameter*
c) we can order in lengths and travel useful

I think we all understand at this point that it is the internal piston in Bilsteins that are, or were numbered "B46" that are 46mm, but their smooth bodies are in fact 50mm, their threaded coilovers M52 or 52mm OD.

It was explained to me once why they call their 50mm things alternately "Two Inch" (50.8mm???) or "46mm when there is nothing a person can measure 46mm without tearing down the things.
I cannot remember the "explanation" or understand why they persisit..

Let us pray these are 50mm bodies, 14mm shafts..

I have 22 tubes already made for 50s.



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Re: Bilstein 46 mm Universal Rally Shocks
December 03, 2011 10:58AM
They sound like a winner. JVL hit this on the head. I hope your wright.

9" is pretty close to your lengths arnt they? Im sure you could find a way to burn up 28mm maybe 2nd bump stop and move the ears up 28mm.
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Re: Bilstein 46 mm Universal Rally Shocks
December 03, 2011 11:11AM
If you need shorter stroke you can pop them apart and put a limiting sleeve under the piston. It's really easy as long as you don't mess up the shin stack and can recharge the shock afterwards.
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Re: Bilstein 46 mm Universal Rally Shocks
December 03, 2011 11:21AM
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They sound like a winner. JVL hit this on the head. I hope your wright.

9" is pretty close to your lengths arnt they? Im sure you could find a way to burn up 28mm maybe 2nd bump stop and move the ears up 28mm.

Well its always an interplay of the body length, shaft travel and what we NEED for installed Overall length.

I don't have much design freedom on production based cars.
Like: we can't just skootch the ears up on FWD and AWD cars because there are these nasty CV boots lurking usually less than 1/2' from the bottom of the strut.
We can't just make Sooooper long travel without knowing if the CV joints will tolerate it without being over angle-ated---and therefore blowing their poor brains out.

We'll soon see.

Remember boys, the whole 50s things weigh a good deal more.. and the larger diameter springs weight a LOT more and cause more mounting issues..



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Re: Bilstein 46 mm Universal Rally Shocks
December 03, 2011 11:22AM
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Sorry, pre coffee posting.

Price is around $550 per corner.

Wow, JVAB WINS AGAIN!
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