Fat Cat Motorsports, Redwood City, CA. Relocating to TN soon.
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Ask for Shaikh. Make it clear you’re a SpecE30 racer.
Background. In Mar18 I called all over hell looking for someone who could rebuild our struts. Lots of folks pointed me towards different vendors, but each time I chased down the lead, I came up empty. Everyone thinks that “someone” does it, but they don’t. Bilstein not only doesn’t rebuild shocks, they are surprised that anyone is.
I talked to this Shaikh dude at length. My impression is that he really has his act together. The downside is that a fair amount of labor goes into the rebuild so it’s not cheap. No cost savings to be had. But you do end up with a dyno print out for each of your shocks/struts, so there’s no “hoping” that your stuff is right.
Bilstein availability is iffy right now. If you can find them new for a decent price, I’d do that. If you can’t, I’d have this outfit rebuild your shocks.
Oh, I did find one other outfit that said they could rebuild our shocks, but they said 6 month turn-around. That makes me think that they plan to “figure it out” on the first shocks we send them.