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Lifespan of Bilstein shocks?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by jojo, Jun 15, 2010.

  1. jojo
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    [Jun 15, 2010]
    Out of curiosity, do Bilstein after market shocks wear out like standard dampers do? Has anyone had to replace a leaky Bilstein shock basically? And any indication of the type of mileage one would get out of a set?
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    you can have them fully rebuilt can`t you ????
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    2 years warranty but out of the hundreds of sets we've sold we've had less then a handful of B4's leak and none of the B6/B8's leak.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
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    Can you, that's new to me, though is it cost effective?
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    You can get most shocks refurb'd, but the price is the question Joe (as you've guessed).
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    don`t know on cost but it use to be a big point some of my mates made about them .
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