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Old 03-24-2008, 11:37 PM
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bilstein HDs with a 240d?

Does anyone ride a 240d with bilstein HDs?
I have a friend who is willing to give me his for free (not many miles on it). I was hearing conflicting stories since the 240d is a lot lighter than the 300d it would be a VERY harsh ride. And then I heard that the HDs are fine on the 240. I want better handling but I don't want to my ride to severely suffer. Thanks for any replies!

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Old 03-24-2008, 11:42 PM
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If I were buying them I would buy standards, but if free I would install the hd,

There is not that much difference imho.

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Old 03-24-2008, 11:51 PM
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I have HDs on my 240D, I like them. The 240D isn't that much lighter than the 300D. If you drive on rough roads, you might find the HDs too harsh.
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:55 PM
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If I were buying I would get comforts. If they were free I would have no problem with the HD's........
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:58 PM
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If I were buying I would get comforts. If they were free I would have no problem with the HD's........
I think it really depends what kind of roads you drive on, the HDs are great on smooth roads.
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Old 03-25-2008, 12:03 AM
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Thanks for the replies. I live in LA and the roads aren't that bad. But I have also heard people putting HDs in front and Comforts in the rear. I wonder how that would feel like.
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Old 03-25-2008, 12:33 AM
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Any difference in handling between the HDs and comforts? I need a set soon myself.
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Old 03-25-2008, 12:38 AM
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It will still wallow in the corners with the HD shocks... its not like it'll transform the big 3700 pound 70's car into a modern sports car. Might as well get the comfort ones.
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Old 03-25-2008, 01:29 AM
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i mean im not looking to get amazing handling, but I'm just looking forward to improved handling.

does changing the plastic sway bars to the metal w115 sway bars make a difference at all?
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Old 03-25-2008, 01:42 AM
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I prefer the HDs in my 126s.
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Old 03-25-2008, 01:43 AM
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I have HD's all around and on Michigan roads you'd better hold on tight! Might lose grip on the steering wheel from all the vibration and shock! Other than that I love them...I like a stiff ride, can't stand cars that bounce over stuff like a cloud with wheels attached. Yuck.
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Old 03-25-2008, 08:13 AM
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I think his description of the steering wheel shaking is pretty overblown.

The plastic links make no difference over the metal ones in handling.

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Old 03-25-2008, 06:25 PM
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Had HDs in a 240 manual, and would never use anything else. $.02

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