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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:32 pm    Post subject: Gowesty Bilstein (German) Vs Van Cafe Bilstein HD Reply with quote

What's the difference between the Gowesty Bilstein (made in Germany) for $99.95 and Van Cafe Bilistien HD for 84.95 (place made unknown)

http://www.gowesty.com/ec_view_details.php?id=2394&category_id=2393&category_parent_id=

http://www.van-cafe.com/home/van/page_752_775/bilstein_hd_rear_shock.html
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.gowestyautoparts.com/1991,VOLKSWAGEN,VA...VWA001500/
$90
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i just bought those, and for your verification, are made in germany.
with free shipping, van cafe doesn't
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok Thanks
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"BILSTEINS ARE THE BOMB, plain and simple."
Lucas, GoWesty.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you talk to Peter the owner of Van-Cafe, he will always, I mean always try his best to beat competitors price. Gotta ask though. I bought my engle fridge $200 less then at Gowesty or any other place.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since you live in Santa Cruz(Home of VanCafe) there is no shipping fee, just stop by and grab them. $84.95 is cheaper than $90 last time I rememberized Confused
Bilsteins are german no matter who sells them. Some say that adjustable Konis are better.
I have had Bilstein HD shocks on my 2wd for years. They are firm but way better than KYB could ever think about being. If they were adjustable that would take them to the next level though.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dunno what diff. if any but...

HD on a Bilstein usually means their regular level

"Sport" is usually a stiffer shock

ALSO, if you send the shocks to Bilstein with some info on the vehicle and type of driving, they will custom valve the things for a very reasonable price

they will also rebuild them, AFAIK forever...
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since GoWesty and VanCafe both list the same old Bilstein part number (B46-0830), I would assume them to be the same.
The new part # from Bilstein is 24-008303
As for the front, old number should be B46-0820, new number is 24-008204
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