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Old 11-05-2009, 01:36 PM   #1
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Bilstein HD's?

Hey guys,

So the 97 900se needs some new shocks so I was thinking I'd go with some Bilstein HD's. I've found a good price and figure they are cheaper than koni's. I know they're not adjustable, but think they would be well suited with some Vogtland 35mm lowering springs(on car now).

So question is who has experience with this combo or just the shocks? Also would anyone willing to help me install them around the Syracuse, NY area? Let me know your opinions guys. Here's a pic(before lowering):



Let me know if anyone could help. I ll be home around thanksgiving or after Dec 20th. Thanks.
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Old 11-05-2009, 03:54 PM   #2
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If you're worried about them matching your springs, find out the spring rates for the Vogtland springs and get them re-valved to match. If I remember correctly, Bilsteins are simple to re-valve, and fairly cheap also.
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Old 11-05-2009, 06:08 PM   #3
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I don't have experience with them in a Saab but I've got Bilstein HD's on two of my other cars and they are great. Properly matched with springs and they ride excellent. Very firm, but not harsh. Hard to explain. Don't know where you're shopping, but I've had good experience with www.shox.com

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Let me know if you want help, I have the special tools to make life easier and could make a trip out on a weekend.
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Thanks for the responses guys. I mean most saabers here tend to go with either koni's or bilstein HD's. I don't feel like spending $700 on shocks. They say the HD are more suited to lowered cars, which mine already is.
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Old 11-05-2009, 06:20 PM   #6
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Let me know if you want help, I have the special tools to make life easier and could make a trip out on a weekend.
That would be awesome. I will definitely take you up on that offer.
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