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      04-07-2021, 11:52 AM   #23
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That sucks! Who did you order them from?

I am probably going to be ready to get these in the next month.

josh

Tell me about it. I ordered from Vivid Racing but it was their distribution company they use back east that decided to send out such a poorly repackaged kit. Vivid is handling this issue professionally. Just waiting on a return shipping label now and for them to find another kit.
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Tell me about it. I ordered from Vivid Racing but it was their distribution company they use back east that decided to send out such a poorly repackaged kit. Vivid is handling this issue professionally. Just waiting on a return shipping label now and for them to find another kit.
Phew! Good to hear they are handling it like pros.

Looking forward to hearing how they work out....

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      04-08-2021, 02:58 AM   #25
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New to the forums, guess I can hang with the big bois and gals ;-). My B16 DampTronic2 came in by UPS. Yeah my box was close to falling apart. One of the struts has spots with paint missing. I'll figure out what Bilstein or distributor can do about that...
I can live with cosmetics blemishes, probably why they provide two stickers.
Having a local shop (503motoring) install these bad bois soon.
Q: I am 98% sure they are installed with stock bump stops. Anyone confirm this? The papers it came with has contradicting information.
Q: Would using Dinan OEM+ chosen bump stops for their lowering setup be of an benefit?
+ I am not using any of used parts, got all new replacement. Except the bump stops still figuring that out.
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Q: I am 98% sure they are installed with stock bump stops. Anyone confirm this? The papers it came with has contradicting information.

Yes, I am also 99% sure they install with the stock bumps. I read a thread somewhere on here that it was confirmed by a Bilstein tech. He confirmed the directions were wrong.

Q: Would using Dinan OEM+ chosen bump stops for their lowering setup be of an benefit?

They should work. I know others trimmed the stock bump stops to accommodate what drop you decide on. You might a want to PM someone who has the kit installed to see how much they cut the stockers or what they used for bumps.

+ I am not using any of used parts, got all new replacement. Except the bump stops still figuring that out.
I am looking forward to your review when you get them installed. How much of a drop are you planning for? Are you willing to take some measurements for us? Ground to fender, before/after?

Thanks!
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Josh,

I called Bilstein aftermarket NA. No, pump stops in the fronts. Yes, in the rear OE pump stop. Each B16 kit is probably different. Lifted xdrives
Good news. Getting replacement B16kit from supplier. Got to wait a lil longer.
- Wanted to mention I made it extra challenging with 19"x8.5" ET35 wheels. They are Rotiforms BLQ-C🤤.
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Josh,

I called Bilstein aftermarket NA. No, pump stops in the fronts. Yes, in the rear OE pump stop. Each B16 kit is probably different. Lifted xdrives
Good news. Getting replacement B16kit from supplier. Got to wait a lil longer.
- Wanted to mention I made it extra challenging with 19"x8.5" ET35 wheels. They are Rotiforms BLQ-C🤤.
Rock on! Nice work calling Bilstein NA....

GREAT news you are getting a new set direct. I bet they pack it real nice...

Lifted xDrives? You lost me there... haha

Those wheels will look good. Cant wait to see picks....

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Sure!

I measure from the ground to the edge of the middle of the fender at its highest point. OR some folks will measure from the middle of the wheel center cap to the edge of the fender.

I am not so great at inet art, but I will try to get a diagram for ya...

Thanks!
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Oh I think I get what you mean. So the height of the highest part of the edge of the fender. I can do that.

Store received them early, so picking them up next week and install should happen around May 4 so I probably wonít get to do a good comparison on track before/after since my first real track day this summer is May 13 though.
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Josh,

I called Bilstein aftermarket NA. No, pump stops in the fronts. Yes, in the rear OE pump stop. Each B16 kit is probably different. Lifted xdrives
Good news. Getting replacement B16kit from supplier. Got to wait a lil longer.
- Wanted to mention I made it extra challenging with 19"x8.5" ET35 wheels. They are Rotiforms BLQ-C🤤.
How bad was the cosmetic damage? I only took one out of the box that I just got and itís missing paint in a few places, itís not dented but I live in a climate where I really donít want exposed metal...
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