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Old 08-27-2002, 03:37   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Bilsteins - woohoo!

Woohoo! Anyone with a Falcon - hell anyone with any damned car! - you have GOT to get some Bilsteins. Sell one of the kids, pawn off a kindney or maybe put the Mrs out on the game for a few nights - but do-it do-it DO-IT!
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Old 08-27-2002, 04:11   #2 (permalink)
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my vote is for koni adjustables. set em how you want em.

bilsteins are good though and cheaper than konis. Good to here you found somthing you like
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Old 08-27-2002, 04:13   #3 (permalink)
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how much were ya blisteins worth?
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Fronts $517 the pair and rear $300 - they're "Sprints". I was actually quite surprised how reasonable the price was. The springs are King "comfort" spec lowered all round - ie. same height as std XR6 (a necessity in the stix).
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Old 08-27-2002, 23:46   #5 (permalink)
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i got Munro GT gas (lower struts - coz my cars lowered) for $460 the set. And they are Perfect! But i guess if i had alot to spend on shockers (which i do not).. i'ld go for bilsteins.
The Munro's do just fine!
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Hey EDFUTURA,

Where abouts did you get them for that price? I'm surprised too, and thinking they might be on santa's list this year.

Are the "Sprints" the rock bottom spec, mid-spec or high spec?

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I've had Bilsteins in the EA for years. Great stuff. Got the rears from a Ford spare parts clearout for next to nothing too!
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I got them thru Fulcrum - my brother does business with them so I'm not quite sure if I got normal counter price or mate's rates - my impression was that they were normal prices tho (ie. it was me doing the payment etc. - not thru my brother).

They are "Sprint" spec in the dockets - ie. they've got shorter bodies (only slightly tho) than normal. They aren't harsh at all and the general stability and cornering is terrific.

Both front and rear look like any other shockies in that there's the body with the chromed shaft comming out the top - ie. they're not the type that have two large tubes that slide one inside the other with the shaft etc. all internal. The fronts have fairly large diameter bodies and reasonable sized shaft (body larger than KYB, shaft about the same) and the rears have the largest diameter bodies and shafts I've seen yet - they look STRONG!

The front ones have a separate spring perch (similar to but better looking than Koni yellow ones) and presumably the height of it on the body can be changed by relocating the circlip it sits on - mine came assembled with springs etc. so I couldn't actually see whether there were more circlip grooves.
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so do you think that the front ones have an adjustable ride height???? i want to get the front of my car a lil lower, and i need new shocks anyway...it is lowered 2" all round with kings superlow, but the weight of the stezza makes it sit a little lower at the back, if i can get it 1 or 2 cm lower at the front i will be happy...you think the shocks could do that?
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Rollin, it's unlikely that the fronts I have would actually help you - strangely enough altho they have adjustable spring platforms, the lowest setting has actually made my front sit up a tiny bit (probably 10mm) compared to before.

I have to say that the Koni yellow spring height adjustment was probably more useable in that respect - ie. on the lowest perch the front was about15 or 20mm lower than just std struts and then there were 2 grooves of higher adjustment from there.
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