Ontario Source - FordTough.ca - Home of Canadian Ford Truck Enthusiasts
Suspension Lift/Drop Kits Springs, Shocks, Brakes, Axles,

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-29-2010, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
 
Blue Oval's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Brantford, ON
Posts: 449
Ontario Source

What are my local options for obtaining a set of Bilstein shocks for my truck?

National4wd doesn't show them as a supplier on their website.
Blue Oval is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-30-2010, 12:54 AM
 
f150phule's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: London, ON
Posts: 2,299
From what I've read on another forum there is a long backorder problem with Bilstein. They switched to a new plating factory after the old one closed down. The new one is not up to fully handling the the demand at this time. Prolly won't be until Nov. when the new orders will be filled. You can prolly find some on ebay.


Whaddya mean I dont pay my bills?? Whydya think I'm broke!!

03 Lariat Crew 4x4 Line-x bedliner, Truxedo Lo-Pro QT Tonneau.
RIP [97 XL 4.2L V6]
f150phule is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-30-2010, 01:10 AM
 
f150phule's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: London, ON
Posts: 2,299
This is the info I was talking about from the other forum.

Bilstien 5100 Update

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Not sure if anyone else is waiting on a set of these leveling shocks, but I got off the phone with Top Gun Customz today and they told me it would be October now before they come in. Every time I've called them they push it off another month, so, fed up and thinking I might go with Rancho, I decided to call Bilstien.

I talked to one of their reps, who I won't mention by name but he was a great guy, and he gave me the low down. Apparently the plant that does the plating on the shocks got shut down and they had to scramble to find a new plating facility. Add to that the popularity of the shocks and that they're already at the level of almost not being able to fill all the orders and that's what resulted in this long on-and-off backorder period.

According to the guy I talked to, the new plating facility is actually providing better quality than the old one, and they're beginning to ramp up to production levels as the new plating facility gets used to the demand.

I was told that the first batch of overstock 5100's are being sent out to retailers now... which is great for those of us who have been waiting but sucks for anyone who wants to buy a set fresh. I was told that this first set isn't enough to fill all the overstock orders, but the second shipment from Germany for those will come on the 24th and be distributed to retailers at that time... so October looks to be when they'll hit. It was nice to actually hear it from someone who knew what was going on.

I'm still holding out. Been waiting since June, lol. I would've cancelled and went with Rancho instead if I hadn't been assured that October would see my order finally filled at that latest.

Just thought I'd put that out there for those who have been waiting or are thinking of getting them.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Whaddya mean I dont pay my bills?? Whydya think I'm broke!!

03 Lariat Crew 4x4 Line-x bedliner, Truxedo Lo-Pro QT Tonneau.
RIP [97 XL 4.2L V6]
f150phule is offline  
 
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-30-2010, 03:53 AM
 
b4000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Northeastern BC
Posts: 996
This isn't an Ontario source, they're in Richmond, BC. But I think they are the Canadian distributor for Bilstein (Essex Distributors) and they sell online. There's also an 800 number so you could check stock before you order. They seem to have very good prices from what I've seen.

http://www.bilsteincanada.com/

If Princess Auto were a real girl, I'd ask her to marry me.
b4000 is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 10-02-2010, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
 
Blue Oval's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Brantford, ON
Posts: 449
Thanks b4000, I ordered a set of front shocks from them. Hopefully that will help stabilize my front end, it's been a little jumpy lately.
Blue Oval is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
NEED HELP: lift kit source Carl534 Ranger Forum 7 10-01-2009 10:46 PM
Hello Ontario. Red Ford Truck Ontario 15 01-31-2009 03:49 PM
Hello from Ontario osr1 New Members Introductions 16 02-29-2008 04:54 PM
Hi from Eastern Ontario Rolldogg New Members Introductions 12 02-06-2008 11:15 AM
New from Ontario excursionking New Members Introductions 12 12-08-2007 02:32 AM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome