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J STOCK springs are BACK!!!!!!!!!

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  • Markus
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    Originally posted by proctor750 View Post
    Update: Since most people want the springs and dampers there's not enough people who want just springs to make it worth it to sell separately since the springs are 1 big batch.
    This means everyone is at the mercy of Bilstein.
    I called a NA rep and he said they were changing the tooling out and it wont be until September before they catch back up...
    Who knows if that's accurate but its all ive got from Bilstein.
    really strange - available here in gemany and not available in USA...... not sure why Bilstein is doing that

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  • proctor750
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    Update: Since most people want the springs and dampers there's not enough people who want just springs to make it worth it to sell separately since the springs are 1 big batch.
    This means everyone is at the mercy of Bilstein.
    I called a NA rep and he said they were changing the tooling out and it wont be until September before they catch back up...
    Who knows if that's accurate but its all ive got from Bilstein.

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  • proctor750
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    Originally posted by Markus View Post

    have spoken with Bilstein today and the B8s are available here in Germany
    A set (front/rear) would be 550 Euro
    That is interesting. I suppose they are simply unavailable in NA or perhaps that has now changed? It sounded like it could be a year before they were available in NA again. I guess Will could buy from Germany but I have no idea how the wholesale pricing works and if it's worth it which is strange since they all come from Germany anyway. I sent him an email asking if he will sell the springs separate since there is a wait but who knows maybe they are becoming available again and he's already put orders in. Just have to wait.

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  • Markus
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    Originally posted by proctor750 View Post

    It's not just you, he is trying to get the same b8's you are. They are completely out of stock so if you don't have a spare set or know someone who does then you will be using different dampers in the meantime.
    have spoken with Bilstein today and the B8s are available here in Germany
    A set (front/rear) would be 550 Euro

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  • proctor750
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    Originally posted by Markus View Post

    i have ordered a set B8's last week and got them 3 days later
    Or are they any special ones?
    And GrA/DTM engine mounts are ~140 Euro from BMW Motorsport
    My guess is you were lucky and someone had a set laying around. availability could differ usa vs Germany as far as whats still collecting dust.

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  • Markus
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    Originally posted by Ant's m3 View Post

    Wow, thats awesome. I contacted wholesale companies that my father has access to and NEVER failed me in the past (Example, i just ordered a fuel pump for his 850CSI Euro model without a problem, in stock) & even they are out of stock on B8's & B'6's. I have called all major retailers and non have in stock & need to order from wholesale suppliers ( which I already know don't have any)

    Now I was going this route because I will run the H&R race with b8's until the J-stocks are available then send them to get revalved to match. I'm sure there are many more over here that need them. I have a HPDE on june 11th and would like to avoid purchasing KONI adjustables
    you could call Bilstein in USA directly and ask them

    Thyssenkrupp Bilstein of America

    14102 Stowe Dr.
    Poway, CA 92064, USA
    Contact information
    Phone
    +1-800-537-1085
    Web
    bilsteinus.com
    Aftermarket & Motorsports Headquarters - West

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  • Ant's m3
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    Originally posted by Markus View Post

    i have ordered a set B8's last week and got them 3 days later
    Or are they any special ones?
    And GrA/DTM engine mounts are ~140 Euro from BMW Motorsport
    Wow, thats awesome. I contacted wholesale companies that my father has access to and NEVER failed me in the past (Example, i just ordered a fuel pump for his 850CSI Euro model without a problem, in stock) & even they are out of stock on B8's & B'6's. I have called all major retailers and non have in stock & need to order from wholesale suppliers ( which I already know don't have any)

    Now I was going this route because I will run the H&R race with b8's until the J-stocks are available then send them to get revalved to match. I'm sure there are many more over here that need them. I have a HPDE on june 11th and would like to avoid purchasing KONI adjustables

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  • Markus
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    Originally posted by proctor750 View Post

    It's not just you, he is trying to get the same b8's you are. They are completely out of stock so if you don't have a spare set or know someone who does then you will be using different dampers in the meantime.
    i have ordered a set B8's last week and got them 3 days later
    Or are they any special ones?
    And GrA/DTM engine mounts are ~140 Euro from BMW Motorsport
    Last edited by Markus; 05-17-2018, 06:15 PM.

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  • Ant's m3
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    Jimmy is quite the story teller! Haha that was great!

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  • kundiboy
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    Thanks for the explanation Jimmy. I understand what the interest is all about now

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  • jimmy p.
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    Originally posted by kundiboy View Post
    Pardon my ignorance, but can someone explain what exactly are J Stock springs and why they are special?
    LOL,,,, US E30 M3 History Lesson incoming....
    So in the long ago days, before there was a Turner Motorsport, Will Turner used to race E30s. He was always fast, usually at the front.
    He used to have a seemingly magic touch at altering existing Eibach springs to his liking on his and other's E30 race cars that needed to use a stock type spring (not coil overs).
    When he started Turner Motorsports he had the resources to have an E30 spring set made by H&R to his specifications, which he sold with some matched shocks and I think sway bars.
    It was targeted at the then VERY popular BMWCCA Club Racing J Stock class whos rules required stock type springs, shocks, bars.
    If you were a fast car in J Stock, you were using Will Turner's J Stock suspension, and many others driving E30s in other classes also picked up on it.
    Became somewhat legendary in the US. Then as E30M3s (and E30s in general) died off in club racing, as did the once popular but now dead J Stock class, so did them making the J Stock spring set.
    Many people mourned. People wanted it,,, and there was seemingly enough interest for Will to get some more made.
    That concludes the E30M3s in US club racing and track days history lesson for today LOL.

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  • AWDBOB
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    Originally posted by kundiboy View Post
    Pardon my ignorance, but can someone explain what exactly are J Stock springs and why they are special?
    I don't know exactly how to say this, but.......

    do you believe in magic?

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  • kundiboy
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    Pardon my ignorance, but can someone explain what exactly are J Stock springs and why they are special?

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  • AWDBOB
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    I added my name to the list. I really hope they'll produce them as a spring only set so we don't have to wait for the Bilstein backorder.

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  • hardtailer
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    The Porsche 996 guys drain the hydraulic fluid (glycol) from their engine mounts and replace it with 80 Sh Polyurethane.
    As an example:https://rennlist.com/forums/996-foru...rformance.html

    Seems easy enough to replicate on the S14 hydraulic mounts by cutting away the bottom steel cover, cut the bladder, drain glycol and replace with polyurethane. Stick cover back on and voilą one solid engine mount.

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