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Old 05-17-2011, 11:27 PM   #1
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How low can you go on Bilstien b8 or HD

i have 2 worn out rear coilover shocks, i'm lowered about 3 inches in the rear. i have been told that i can make the bilstiens work by cutting the bump stops...

Can bilstiens really go that low without pretty much killing them? whats the difference btw sport and HD?
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:45 PM   #2
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i have 2 worn out rear coilover shocks, i'm lowered about 3 inches in the rear. i have been told that i can make the bilstiens work by cutting the bump stops...

Can bilstiens really go that low without pretty much killing them? whats the difference btw sport and HD?

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HD, are for regular height springs.
Sport, shorter performance springs

Bilstein Sports are what you want, and yes they work low like that. If you are forced to cut the bump stops, try to only trim them. I've blown out Bilstein Sports with No bump stops.
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Old 05-18-2011, 01:17 AM   #3
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i have K-sports, it's a great kit but lame customer service. I had a defective strut, tried to get it replaced under warranty and they pretty much screwed me over and sent me "replacements" that were just as bad as the ones i sent in. I'd live to just replace w/ another set of k's but you can't buy coilovers in separate pieces.
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