bilstein strut tool
pcschulz at comcast.net
Wed Sep 15 14:27:44 EDT 2004
Proper German pronunciation is the long "I" sound, as in Beer Stein
easy rule for German words- for the "IE" and "EI" combinations, the
pronunciation is "E" and "I" respectively, ie the second letter is LONG.
At 03:44 PM 9/14/2004, you wrote:
>Here's what Bilstein themselves (Western Aftermarket and Motorsports
>Headquarters) had to say about it.
>U.S. kits had the tool included, German gray-market kits do not. He
>said I would have to have the distributor that my vendor got the
>struts from to have them order the tool. He guessed it would be about
>$25, and that it was a machined "brass" (I don't think so) tool. I
>guess that means that my set is a gray market German set or something.
>(By the way, having called them directly I finally heard Bilstein
>pronounced. I've been saying it wrong. The operator pronounced it
>"beer stein", or "fine". I have always pronounced it like "steen" or
>"green".) Of course she could have been mispronouncing it.
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