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Old 09-30-2014, 06:33 PM   #1
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Default Bilstein Service Parts? (shock bushing etc)

I may get negative propped for this but...

I had the shock bushing go out on my passenger front bilstein shock and I am trying to find a replacement locally. So, I am disguising my request for spoon-feeding as a repository of useful information.

Here is what I have so far:
1999-2005
Bilstein HD B6 (front): 24-065580
Shock bushing (Mfg): E4-GV2-Z045A00
Bilstein HD B6 (rear): 24-065597
Shock bushing (Mfg):?

1990-1997
Bilstein HD B6 (front): 24-014885
Shock bushing (Mfg):?
Bilstein HD B6 (rear): 24-014892
Shock bushing (Mfg):?
Bilstein tells me that the number I listed above is not available in the U.S. as a service part, and it is a 12-18 week shipment estimate if I have it sent from Germany or wherever... I ordered a replacement part from Summit thinking it was the right part but when I pressed out the old one and test fit the new one, it was too small. I will post the incorrect part number when I get home.

In the meantime can someone post any info they have in regards to aftermarket shock bushings that have been verified to fit? I really don't want to buy a NEW pair of shocks for $200 plus when my old ones are just fine with a $10 or less part. I will call the bilstein service center tomorrow and get manufacturer part numbres for the above listed shocks for future reference.
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I bet you can find a poly bushing that drops right in. You just need to measure some **** and look at some catalogs.
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About to be in the same boat.

Is this the part you got from Scummit which was wrong?
Replacement lower bushing
(p/n BSN-E4GV1Z044A02)
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Correct. That is the bushing that I bought. It was too small. In regards to checking the size, the car is not at my house right now. It is at the shop where it is getting some custom ducting and charge piping. I put in the "too small" bushing even though it didn't fit right just so I could put the wheel back on and roll it around. I should have checked the shock eye size when I had it apart.

Based on the thread below, the above part number MAY be correct for NA Bilsteins. I will have to call them and find out.
http://forum.miata.net/vb/archive/in.../t-434231.html
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Here's two others at Scummit
Bilstein bushings

Check dims and see if either of those are a match, or see what the service center says. Worst case, do like leafy says and measure them up and find something workable in poly...

Either way, in for results/answers... Mine are in the mail to me, should be able to take measurements next week sometime if needed.
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None of those seem to be correct for my application.
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Hmm, was afraid of that... Hopefully Bilstein service comes thru, I assume you're talking to the guys in Cali. I had asked the guys who are doing my revalve about them, and they didn't seem to want to be bothered with the bushings, oddly enough, so maybe they're just that hard to get?
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None of those seem to be correct for my application.
I ran into a similar issue with the MSM Bilsteins. Bought the summit part but it was too small. For my application, the 2004 MSM Bilsteins the lower bushing is a pressed in bushing with a metal sleeve that houses the rubber portion. The bushing is suppose to be a non service part, but the salt grime made two bushings fail. There was a year swap when Bilstein started using the newer design, or that is what the Bilstein guy told me. I did not run into issue getting the part through Bilstein but it did run like $40 for four.
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They quoted me 12 weeks to order from Germany by boat... At this point I'd be happy getting a poly bushing from energy suspension. (If I can find the right size.)
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I have an NB2 with the large shock eyelet style Bilstein. I ordered part NC1034710 through my local Mazda dealership and had them press it in the front shock lower eyelet. The guy put it in the freezer for a while and said he had to "wrangle it in", but it fits!

BTW, these kind of bushings are sometimes referred to as "silent blocks".
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