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Old 03-13-2008, 04:07 AM
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Bilstein Shock length

Are the Bilstein HDs and Sport shocks the same length?

I was wondering if they aren't or if i choose another brand like monroe, would the length of the shock possibly raise the height of my vehicle?

im using eibach springs right now (with #2 pads), thinking about using #1 or no pads.

I dont want to change the shocks and have my car sit higher.
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Old 03-13-2008, 09:16 AM
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Are the Bilstein HDs and Sport shocks the same length?

I was wondering if they aren't or if i choose another brand like monroe, would the length of the shock possibly raise the height of my vehicle?

im using eibach springs right now (with #2 pads), thinking about using #1 or no pads.

I dont want to change the shocks and have my car sit higher.
The Bilstein HD and Sports have the same valving and are the same length when compressed.
The Sports have a shorter travel then the HD's.

Shocks typically will not alter the ride height of the vehicle.

No comparison between Monroe and Bilstein.

If you remove all the pads then you have metal against metal which is not so good !
The pads were installed for your exact vehicle based on options.
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Old 03-13-2008, 09:51 PM
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You need Bilstein sports...end of story :-P

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Old 03-13-2008, 10:19 PM
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Putting a nice new bilstein on a car with very worn ones will raise it up enough you will notice it....maybe as much as 1".....from the gas in it.

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