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Old 03-17-2005, 11:50 PM
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Received my Bilsteins

I got my bilstein shock absorbers for my w123 from performance products today. I did not realize they would be gas-charged... from what i understand there are oil-type shock absorbers and gas charged, am I correct in saying this? From the Haynes manual it seems as if installing gas-charged ones is more complicated, can anyone give any insight to this? Thanks.

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Regardless of type, the installation procedure should be the same for both.
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Can anyone tell me what the heck a dust cover is? Are they already on the Bilsteins? Or do i transfer whatever this is from the stock ones? I think they are the Heavy Duty kind, part number on the larger shocks (i assume these are the front shocks) is B36-0704.
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Can anyone tell me what the heck a dust cover is? Are they already on the Bilsteins? Or do i transfer whatever this is from the stock ones? I think they are the Heavy Duty kind, part number on the larger shocks (i assume these are the front shocks) is B36-0704.
That's the rubber accordian boot that goes over the shock to keep dirt off the exposed rod.

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