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Old 07-28-2012, 08:50 AM  
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Bilstein sport shocks and struts?

Has any tried the Bilstein Sports? I'm only seeing people that have used the HD's on here
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Has any tried the Bilstein Sports? I'm only seeing people that have used the HD's on here
Got em, love em...paired with H&R springs
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Were new springs necessary?
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the sports are meant to be used in combination with lowering springs... they are not made for stock ride height springs.

If you are keeping stock springs you need to go with the touring or HD's.
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the sports are meant to be used in combination with lowering springs... they are not made for stock ride height springs.

If you are keeping stock springs you need to go with the touring or HD's.
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but opinion on touring or HDs being an upgrade to stock Aero? i dont wanna lower it but would consider new shocks
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not to threadjack ,

but opinion on touring or HDs being an upgrade to stock Aero? i dont wanna lower it but would consider new shocks
Just do the rears. It's pretty rare to see blown front 9-5 shocks. Rears on the other hand...
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Ahhh it's all so clear now lol, well for the price being about the same and not wanting to lower my car due to 100 mile Roundtrip commute to work which would u recommend the Bilstein or konis also I didn't see the touring ones on the site I'll have to recheck
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not to threadjack ,

but opinion on touring or HDs being an upgrade to stock Aero? i dont wanna lower it but would consider new shocks
from what I understand, the touring are meant to be an OEM "replacement", they are more forgiving and very comparable to the stock shocks. The HD's are meant to be an upgrade, being that they are stiffer and more performance oriented.
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I've run em (bilstein sports) in both a 9-3 with vig springs and my current 9-5 aero wagon on stock 'aero' springs. They seem perfectly fine in my opinion. I figure that the 'aero' / vig springs are a 'drop' from factory, as opposed to a LPT or a standard 9-3 ride height... ie, they are 'lower' than the normal factory.

I've had zero issue with them and they rebound great. I did run them , originally, on the 9-3 (se) with stock SE springs, and on 'choppy' roads, they made the entire car 'skiff' around the surface -- Vig springs took care of this issue...

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