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Bilstein Asks You to Choose 335i Contest Car's Shock System

Vote for a spring, coilover or smartphone adjustable suspension for a BMW giveaway car

Toni Avery
Sep 18, 2013

The Details:

  • You can now choose the Bilstein 335i Giveaway Car shock absorbers
  • Choose from the B-12 Pro-Kit (spring), B14 Coilover setup or app adjustable system
  • B16 IRC is a recently launched ride control product that allows you to adjust via a smart phone app
  • Vote on what is bolted onto the contest car before it's given away at SEMA

Remember the Bilstein 335i Giveaway Car? You chose the car and now you are able to vote on the upgrades it receives before being given away at this year's SEMA show. The talented GSR Autosport will be handling the modifications. The current "build it your way" question is choosing one of three suspension systems provided by Blistein.

The first is the B-12 Pro-Kit, which features four high-performance Bilstein B8 dampers, four tuned Eibach Pro-Kit lowering springs and 1.3in of lowering for the front and .98in for the rear.

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The second choice is for the B14 PSS Coilover Kit, which features high-performance monotube dampers paired with progressive rate springs, solid aluminum spring seat and lock nut allowing for precise adjustment, lowering range of 1.1in to 1.9in, and Bilstein's patented Triple-C-Technology coating ensuring long-lasting resistance to corrosion.

2013 640x478_Bilstein_Parts_B14 Photo 3/4   |   2013 640X478 Bilstein Parts B14

Third is a recently launched a product fit for the technology hungry car enthusiast. The Bilstein B16 iRC app combines the unique monotube technology of the Bilstein B16 kit with an easy to use smart phone app. Available on iPhone and soon on Android, the app allows users to choose between one of three factory modes (comfort, normal and sport).

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Accommodating to various driving situations can be done in real time and even custom settings can be created, shared (with friends), and saved. Features include a graphic display that illustrates longitudinal and lateral acceleration as well as being able to adjust acceleration thresholds, and switching times and filter parameters when creating a custom setting.

When in 'auto mode' the three-axis acceleration sensor reads the vehicles speed and adjusts the suspension damping in real time. No matter the road or weather conditions the Bilstein B16 iRC app will adjust according that your vehicle's and passenger's needs.

Voting began on Friday the 13th, so hurry for your chance to vote today!

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