Been checking around and a few places are stating Bilstein has discontinued the B6 front option? This is disheartening because I have the B6 rears and wanted to get matching fronts.
Yikes, means I should order know in prep for replacing before winter hits I guess... Not good to hear.So it’s not just an issue from my parts dealer, everyone’s having an issue with getting Bilsteins? I’ve been waiting for several months now and was told sometime in September was the new estimated ship date. I’ll be waiting on these to come in.
Daily driver even through the winter. I like all the ground clearance I have currently. With the long wait on Bilstein products its always a treat trying to get replacements it seems. Couple that with a lowered ride just makes things harder to get back on the road when it goes down since you wouldn't have an good alternative to swap in.the b14 bilstien kit is 1100 if i recall. lifetime warranty, can be rebuilt many years down the road, mono tube shocks, fully adjustable ride height, designed to be lowered so no worries of a bottom out hurting the shock. 250 a corner for monotubes and springs is cheap
I'm not considering lowering. I have the B6 for the rear, getting B6 for the front seems to be the challenge. Even tried seeing what type of availability on the B14 kit was and that wasn't looking the same. Not sure what is up with Bilstein lately as far as manufacturing. Seems they are always behind. I thought it was bad when it took a month to get replacement front shocks for my truck under warranty. This has been 5x worse. Hard to give good feedback to good product when you can't get it though.if you want the proper way of lowering this is it. the shocks and springs are engineered together to work as a team vs individual components. it is ride adjustable so you can always have it at the highest ride setting. replacements may take a while but you know they will always stay in business and can do quality rebuilds. today its a miracle to find a set of koni monotubes for my Daytona C/S today. only option is used and to rebuild them. once you got them your good to go.
if your worried about winter roads why would you ever consider lowering? i would toss in B6 shocks and stock springs and leave it be.
I was told from Billstein this morning not to expect the B6's for the cruze until Sometime late December, but he also said the ride would be much harsher for a daily driver and I should use the B4's
The one thing that I can't seem to find/concerned. I have a diesel which has different part numbers from ACDELCO and KYB Excel G's which it should since the car is heavier, but MONROE/Gabriel and Billstein all use the same strut numbers for all 3 models of cruises. Anybody have any info on that. I cancelled my order from 3 months ago with Summit for the B6's and and went with the KYB's for about 170 less, I'll let you know how it works out.
Good to know. I guess I won't be looking for them anytime soon then. Will have been almost 2 years since I bought the rears and would like to eventually get the fronts. Kinda stupid on their part because people usually want to buy matching items for all 4 corners.Last update for my order was mid January to get the fronts. Still patiently waiting.
From the sounds from other members you are going to have a long wait... My rears are going to be blown out before I can even order a set of fronts because where I am trying to order keeps saying they're OOS.Finally got both of my rear shocks. Ordered from 2 different places and it took several weeks to get them. Looks like they are directly shipped from Bilstein. Now to wait for the fronts....
Since many sites won't place an order if they are not in stock, ya, they won't move anywhere if there is no stock. Tell them you know a **** ton of people wanting to order and some places won't place an order if there is no stock.Per the last update on my order, the Cruze struts were considered a slow mover.
As much as you think stock is irrelevant, it is. I don't want to pay for a product and wait a whole year to receive it. That is absurd and bad business.Again, this is why I recommended you contact BNR. BNR had them drop shipped to me straight from Germany. Stock is irrelevant.
mechguy78 has been waiting since last march for bilstein to build and drop ship his fronts. 1 year tomorrow. I haven't had issues with rears being available, only the fronts.I waited 7 weeks.
It’s a huge fail on Bilstein. They think they’re a slow mover but when their suppliers won’t let you order because they’re out of stock it turns into a black hole of, we don’t have orders so why should we make them. Customers can’t buy if it’s not available, retail 101.You would think but then again, one of their reasons for not starting production of these yet is that they are slow movers. This falls back on them as most of the vendors I contacted would not take an order for these, they just wanted to put me on a waiting list until they were available.For what they're charging for those you think it would be on their list to get it done. Big price jump between even Bilstein's OE style vs the B6.
Bilstein themselves did did offer me to get the B4 struts instead as these were the readily available option for the Cruze. Needless to say I declined on that option. In the mean time I will continue to keep contact with them on availability.
Absolutely asinine... Bilstein just needs to drop the B6 on this application. I've been looking to order for 2.5 years and can't in good conscious buy the fronts and just by my luck there is an early failure and need to get a replacement. Not waiting 2.5-3 years for a replacement. Love Bilstein for truck shocks, but this is downright stupid.The latest from Summit. My current struts and shocks are holding up okay, I'll probably install the rear Bilstein's soon, do my front brakes and hope the front struts hold up until I finally get these. This will be a minimum of 17 months on back-order.