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Posted by: greggearhead Jun 1 2018, 10:15 AM



For Sale: Porsche 911 (914/912) Bilstein Front Struts

Pair in good condition (very stiff) with minor wear. One shaft has a ding in it, but it's very high up - don't think it would ever come close to the seal.

Posted by: mepstein Jun 1 2018, 10:45 AM

Cool part.

Posted by: rdauenhauer Jun 1 2018, 10:54 AM

isn't there a part # stamped or cast into the housing body?
Curious as I have a set that came on my Creamsicle.
I replaced them with Boges that were refinished but my intent was to restore them & replace. No idea where to find seals though.

Posted by: greggearhead Jun 1 2018, 10:58 AM

5 B 12 and 12 C 6 on the spindles. The part numbers on the stickers you can see -

V 36 018 R
V 36 017 L

Posted by: 914Sixer Jun 1 2018, 01:05 PM

Almost certain(99%) these are 914-4. Look on spindle to the left of numbers, there should be a VW stamp. The V is in the middle of the W in a circle. I just checked the -4 Bilstein left spindle I have and it said 12 C 6. To the best oF my knowledge Bilstein never made 3" spaced 911 struts.

Posted by: greggearhead Jun 7 2018, 10:33 AM

Thanks for the clarification.

Posted by: mepstein Jun 7 2018, 11:06 AM

911 struts (and 914-6) have a curved arm that holds the tie rod. 914-4 struts have a straight arm.

Posted by: greggearhead Jun 7 2018, 01:31 PM

In the interest of that info, lets lower the price to $500

Posted by: greggearhead Jun 9 2018, 07:24 AM

Dropped again to $450.

Posted by: greggearhead Jul 5 2018, 10:20 AM

Dropped again to $350

Posted by: drifter914 Jul 11 2018, 08:30 AM

I purchased these struts from Greg on July 5th & he has not shipped them, nor refunded my money or responded to several inquiries about them ???
Not sure what to do here... Greg, what's up ?


Posted by: greggearhead Jul 11 2018, 08:45 AM

Hey Terry,

I'm sorry, I simply forgot to get them out. You haven't messaged me or anything since you sent payment, so your statement sounds like you've been messaging me for tracking, but I haven't gotten any messages from you since you sent your payment, and none are in my inbox asking about shipping or tracking info.

I'll get them out today, and again, apologize.


Posted by: greggearhead Jul 11 2018, 11:03 AM

UPS Tracking 1Z2X467A0333124678

Posted by: drifter914 Jul 11 2018, 11:37 AM

Everything's good Greg ! Sometimes our messages get diverted or something ? Who knows what's really happing out there in "cyber-space" anyway ?
Thanks for the follow up !

Posted by: drifter914 Mar 8 2019, 10:05 AM

Hi Guys... I'm reviving this thread in hopes of getting more info on these front struts.
I bought them from Greggearhead about 8 months ago & need to know if they were only available on certain 914 models, such as the LE, or were offered as optional equipment such as the sway bars, etc., on certain year models ? Not really sure what I have here & need to find out if they have replaceable inserts like the Boge struts, or are rebuildable using seals ? Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks... TerryAttached Image

Posted by: mepstein Mar 8 2019, 10:35 AM

They have replaceable inserts. Knock the cap off the top with a punch. It should come off easily. Don’t damage it, you will reuse it. Knock the roll pin out located near the bottom of the shock, it holds the insert in the shock. If the insert won’t slide out, tap the shaft with a narrow punch using the hole at the very bottom of the shock.

Posted by: 914Sixer Mar 8 2019, 10:54 AM

Available on all 914 models from 1973 on. As long as they are pushed out fully, they should be good to go. Best to stroke them several times be fore installing.

Posted by: porbmw Mar 8 2019, 12:15 PM

Should this not belong in the sandbox...??? poke.gif

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