[200q20v] Bilstein Sports rear shock <clunk>

Jagernauth, Stephen, BMSLS sjagernauth at ems.att.com
Mon Nov 5 10:53:15 EST 2001

Similar to the bad rear shock thread, I just installed new Bilstein Sports
B46-2066 on rear and
have a similar clunk on the slightest bump.  Noted the Bilsteins are 1"
than the old stock Boge, called back vendor and he saw a note from Bilstein
shorter springs recommended for this application.

Is this really necessary? Is anyone else using Bilstein with stock
springs?   Does the large rubber bump stop need to be removed?
Another option would be cutting the bump-stop in half, any other ideas?

I seem to be bottoming out early on the bump stop due to reduced travel.  I
know from other Bilstein installs (on a 911) that
the bump stop is removed due to internal bump stop but that is a different
(Bilstein upside-down design for front strut). The
car rides wonderfully but the <clunk> is really unnerving and I would like
to fix it asap.


Steve Jagernauth sjagernauth at att.com <mailto:sjagernauth at att.com>
'91 200tq20v Black on gray

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