Pelican Parts
Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   Pelican Parts Forums > Porsche Forums > Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Author
Thread Post New Thread    Reply
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 1998
Location: New Albany, IN
Posts: 25
Testing Bilsteins??

I just got (finally) my 914. It's a 72 2.0 and I believe a special edition. Thats the good news, the bad news is that it has'nt been run for over 15 years. It has the original Bilstein shocks. How can I test them, and is there a way to rebuild?
Old 09-18-1998, 03:20 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #1 (permalink)
Author of "101 Projects"
 
Wayne 962's Avatar
Hi there. Hope I don't diappoint you, but the Limited Edition models were only produced in 1974, and I don't think that any 914s shipped with Bilsteins on them, although rumour has it that they were optional at the time. So, they are probably not the original shocks on there.

Bilsteins, if that is what is on there, usually last a very long time. The best way to test them is to just drive the car, and see how they feel.

Hope this helps,

Wayne
Old 09-18-1998, 05:28 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 1998
Location: New Albany, IN
Posts: 25
Sorry for the typo above ... it is a 74' not a 72'
Old 09-19-1998, 02:34 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
John Rogers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: chula vista ca usa
Posts: 5,206
Bilstein America, located in San Diego, will test and rebuild their shocks. The PCA San Diego reigon had a tech session there last month and that was the info they put out. Revalving was something like 75$ per shock, so it may be better to just buy new ones, but then they would not be original would they?
Old 09-20-1998, 04:39 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #4 (permalink)
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

 


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:47 AM.


 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page
 

DTO Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.