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Old 08-28-2013, 02:00 PM   #1
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:06 PM   #2
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I don't know what's all included in that kit but looks fine
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:40 PM   #4
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:41 PM   #5
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Seemed like a good price. Considering ordering those and some good springs soon


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If the parts list accurate including brand info, then that is absolutely a great deal. Take it and run.
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Old 08-28-2013, 02:55 PM   #7
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Awesome, thanks. After I get home tonight and get my VIN (they require it) I'm gonna order it.


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you are aware those are Bilstein "TOURINGS" and not some sport type of damper. if you're thinking of upgrading to a sportier feel and spring i would not go that route. but that's not to say you're not looking to go back to a basic stock, which is fine. just making sure you understand these are not sport ones. these appear to be non-sport long travel sedan ones.
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I'm using Vogtland with OEM struts and shocks and is great
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I have installed this kit, it's great, BUT it's Bilstein Touring which no one of you guys wants...


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Re: Good buy for shocks and struts??

Buy it. And lol at the sellers location if you caught that. But seems like a good deal.

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Why are some people opposed to the "touring"? Aren't they just like an upgrade to the stock ones?


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I'm not opposed to touring, but I wouldn't call it as "upgrade".
Maybe side-grade.
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Most people here end up getting either Bilstein or Sachs SPORT shocks as replacements.
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Because people want to lower their cars, these shocks will make the car about 1" higher in the front compared to stock non sport.


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lol no. stock struts/shocks do not affect ride height in the slightest.
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