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shock warehouse on the vendor list on the rite side have them for the same price.. but we get 10% off the price...
 

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Do an advanced search on Ebay by clicking the "Include Title and Description" box on the part number BE5-A333-H0

$50-60 shipped is a good price.

The part number was easily discovered here on trailvoy by running a search for "bilstein part number". Don't know how you missed the many threads on it.
 

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I kept typing in bilstein front strut or bilstein strut. Ask my friends, I'm the only moron that needs help using google!

Sorry for the stupidity. I just never think of the correct exact phrase to search for. It's really not out of laziness.

I appreciate the help though guys!
Thanks as always!
 

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Do they always offer free shipping on order over $95? There is another spot on the website that says last week for free shipping. I am about 2 week from ordering my front shocks..
 

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ha, I didnt even see the "And Free Shipping" on there. Thats works perfectly fine for me, doesn't matter now if I order them in 2 week!
 

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Ask if they have the HD upper strut bushings.....
I would be shocked if that's anything but an OEM part.

Although --- I've put in 4 BDS kits so far, so I have quite a collection of the OEM bushing assemblies that would otherwise be scrap. Is there a market?
 

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If i were to do it again, i would use the BDS bushings just
to be on the safe side..
I know they can be ordered from BDS, i just dont have the
part number handy..(packed in a box somewhere)..
Getting ready to move AGAIN..:duh:
 

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The BDS bushings (and their nice washers) only fit in the BDS spacer kit, because of the upper hole diameter. They are nice polyurethane, rather than OEM rubber, but I don't see how they are interchangable. Am I missing something?

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I need to find someone to help me with the install of the BDS kit, because I know I am going to get raped on the install at Performance Truck Accessories..
 

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The BDS bushings (and their nice washers) only fit in the BDS spacer kit, because of the upper hole diameter. They are nice polyurethane, rather than OEM rubber, but I don't see how they are interchangable. Am I missing something?
I have been going through my pms with a friend from St.Louis..
I thought he told me he used them with the smaxx kit..
Couldnt find it, so i sent a pm to him to find out fer sure..
 

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I was told my a mechanic that I need new uppers strut mounts. I know this is gonna show my lack of knowledge but, that's the bushings you guys are talking about right?
I was told that's why I have this joggle around sound along with a small but annoying as hell squeek. That's the whole reason I wanna get the bilsteins. I figure if I'm gonna take everything apart to replace the strut mounts, I might as well do the struts too, just in case.

When I called advanced auto the other day to get a rough idea for pricing they told me I could use KYB or Monroe. Is this true? Can different companies be interchanged?
 

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...that's the bushings you guys are talking about right?...
Yes. Part4chevys.com wants $32.50 for one; $45.60 list. If you want a couple from my bonepile, PM me for a deal. Going to add any spacers at the same time? I have some left-over 1" (not the fattest) SMAXX as well. Good for somebody just wanting to level the front - not for real lifting.

Besides Bilstein, there are other aftermarket options for strut shocks. Rancho also makes them. So far nobody has ever been in a position to run more than one brand in quick succession, so there aren't any good comparisons out there. But anything is better than worn-out OEMs. The aftermarket Bilsteins were even satisfyingly superior (in my experience) than NON-worn-out OEMs. I swapped mine out at under 10K miles and was never happier.
 
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