Bilstein shocks are one of the best shock absorbers you can buy and it’s no secret. The problem lately has been a large increase in back orders and long lead times on popular Bilstein shock absorbers.
Bilstein announced today that they are taking new measures to combat the long back order times.
According to Steven Beaty, President of Bilstein of America Aftermarket & Motorsports, “First, our plan includes an immediate investment in additional manufacturing equipment totaling over one million dollars. Second, we have hired additional labor and transitioned to a 4 shift production model effectively operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The combination of these two actions will start to deliver increased output over the next several weeks.”
At Michigan Truck Spring, we carry a large inventory of Bilstein shock absorbers in our warehouse. We have noticed the increased lead times and are hopeful the increased production helps correct the problem. Feel free to call us at 1-800-358-4751 or email us a email@example.com if you need to check inventory or lead times on any Bilstein shock absorbers.
Firestone announced today, May 16, 2014, that after 6 years of production they have decided to discontinue offering the R4Tech air suspension product.
If you purchased a Firestone R4 Kit they will continue to honor the original terms of the warranty. Firestone will also continue to provide technical and warranty assistance for existing customers. Firestone advised will have service and repair parts available for a minimum of 5 years.
At this time, Firestone will only offer Firestone air spring kits
and Firestone work-rite suspension kits for load support. Firestone R4 Techs were a complete air spring suspension for light duty trucks. The ones that we installed in our shop and that we shipped to customers all had positive feedback, but we understand the business side of things. If you have any questions about your R4 tech kit and need warranty or repair parts, you can call us at 1-800-358-4751.