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Old 06-24-2012, 04:30 AM   #1
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bilstein B8 struts

I need to put new struts on the viggen. I am looking at the bilstein b8 sport struts. They are described as for use with lowering springs, but I do not want to install lowering springs, just use the stock viggen springs. Does anyone have experience with using these struts with the stock springs?

I do not drive the viggen often, this is mostly just to replace the blown out stock struts, and I live on a dirt road and there are lots of pot holes around here, so lowering I don't think is an option unless I want to be replacing the oil pain and bumpers/side skirts.

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Old 06-24-2012, 04:33 AM   #2
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I believe you'd be fine but I know Bilstein also makes a touring set that would work better with stock springs
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:28 AM   #3
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lower your viggen, it actually raises the front a bit and it handles much better. I live in RI, possibly the worst roads in the lower 48 and have no issues with a lowered Viggen. Oh and it looks tons better than the mile high oem viggen look.
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Bilstein changed the designations, but you want the HD instead of the sports for a daily driver. The sports are pretty hardcore...
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