|10-25-2014, 08:26 AM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Came across this the other day and thought I would share here.
As some of you already know the cobalt and ion struts/shocks are the same.
So I did some digging and found this.
"Do you want Free Shocks?
BILSTEIN Shock Absorbers Aftermarket Development Division is seeking vehicles for the purpose of design/installation confirmation and tuning of dynamic characteristics (damping/valving).
Vehicle usage would encompass approximately 200 miles of on-road evaluation within a week’s period of time.Vehicle owner is required to deliver vehicle to the Bilstein Aftermarket headquarters in Poway, CA, and make arrangements for alternative transportation during the time of product installation and tuning.
In exchange for use of subject vehicle, vehicle owner will receive, at no charge, one set of shock absorbers (front & rear) installed on his/her vehicle, four wheel alignment and a full tank of fuel. ThyssenKrupp Bilstein offers a full “Garage Keeper’s Endorsement” providing vehicle owner insurance.
Passenger Cars Needed:
'04-'11 Chevrolet Cobalt including SS model
’10-’11 Chevrolet Camaro SS convertible
’10-’11 Chevrolet Camaro V6 coupe/convertible
’09-’12 Mazda RX-8 any trim level
If interested in supplying your Passenger Car, please submit Ride Testing Form. "
I know for a fact the price point is going to keep some people away but if you want to play you have got to pay.
Lead time on the SP struts is approximately 60-90 days the shocks can be found now.
The HD struts are available come Monday 27 October 2014 and the shocks are again the 60-90 day lead time.
The lead times are due Bilstein doing a build as ordered or "special order" from what I have gathered this past week.
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|08-28-2017, 09:04 PM||#2|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Good evening everyone,
The images below have matching part numbers for the cobalt but are for an Opal Astra G or H. These struts are in production for the Opal platform and are available directly from Germany along with possible vendors state side.
The only difference that I can see are the tabs on the struts which are used for the brake lines on the Opal. The rear shocks we already know fit and the struts will also I believe so long as the Opal Astra has the same size knuckle to mount the strut. truckspring link shows the new tab style struts and also list them for the cobalt directly. The B4 are oem replacements, B6 are a performance strut while the B8 are also performance struts but are designed shorter for lowering springs and the reduced travel needed to dampen the springs properly.
Bilstein B8 Dampers & DAP Race Spec Springs ? Astra H VXR | The Courtenay Sport Blog
Bilstein B4 Front Left Shock Absorber Opel Astra H GTC (L08) 1.9 CDTI (88 kW) | eBay
Bilstein B4 Front Right Shock Absorber Opel Astra H GTC (L08) 1.9 CDTI (88 kW) | eBay
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