Bilstein struts...

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chat and Discussion' started by ted lorendo, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. ted lorendo

    ted lorendo Member

    I live in San Diego and have a friend who works for Bilstein. One of their headquarters is in poway CA. Anyways, he has offered to test fit some prototype struts on my Forester XT. We got to talking and long story story short, he will be giving me a ring to bring down the ST for some new prototype fittings. I'll be giving you all a heads up when this happens. To answer your questions, yes Bilstein is coming out with some goodies.
     
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  3. koozy

    koozy Active Member

    Awesome.
     
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  4. eRic

    eRic Active Member

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  5. ted lorendo

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  6. razorlab

    razorlab Active Member

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  7. MOFiST

    MOFiST Member

    Because I'd like to keep my standard ride height but improve ride quality and bump tracking I'm very interested in this. Please keep us informed.
     
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  8. tworeins

    tworeins New Member

    Is there any shock dyno data, particularly relative to stock (ST)?
     
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  9. ted lorendo

    ted lorendo Member

    I will be meeting with a rep this next weekend to discuss the struts an get specs
     
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  10. MOFiST

    MOFiST Member

    Bump for any info? :)
     
  11. ted lorendo

    ted lorendo Member

    My forester XT is at bilstein rich now. Next up is the fiesta st. I'll post it soon.
     
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  12. hyatt

    hyatt Active Member

    Someone on their Facebook account confirmed they'd be offering their Sport shocks/struts for the FiST. Coming from Euro cars, I have always used Bilsteins, they're incredible and I can't wait to get rid of that skipping bouncing feeling that the stock units give me.
     
  13. Pedro

    Pedro Active Member

    bump for info :)
     
  14. ted lorendo

    ted lorendo Member

    Met with him. Being fitted! Will be released within 3-4 months. Debating whether or not to go full coil over or struts.
     
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  15. ted lorendo

    ted lorendo Member

    And of course this fell right in between my stage 3 install. Oh well, win win
     
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  16. MOFiST

    MOFiST Member

    Good news! My money is being set aside. So are they being fitted to your car? Love to hear any feedback on ride quality.


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  17. Pedro

    Pedro Active Member

    Bump. Any updates on how the car feels with the new struts?
     
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  18. MOFiST

    MOFiST Member

    I'd love this mod for the new year. Still hoping Bilstein makes this happen.
     
  19. ted lorendo

    ted lorendo Member

    Sorry for the delay, I've been talking /visiting with bilstein. Struts were installed. Fitment issues being worked on. We are trying their euro spec coilovers on next month. Hopefully they fit. Looking forward to full coilovers.
     
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  20. BlackBird

    BlackBird Active Member Staff Member

    Keep us posted. :)
     
  21. MOFiST

    MOFiST Member

    You may want to check out Razorlab's build thread > http://fiestast.net/threads/2014-ford-fiesta-st-project.1578/page-4#post-28382
    I was considering these however the minimum drop is too much for me.
    Hence I was hoping for these struts as an option.
     

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