Bilstein Sports vs. stock?

Derek Pulvino dbpulvino at
Sat Nov 11 11:57:04 EST 2006


I've got the Bilsteins in my car and now have about 110k miles on them.  I 
would agree with the other persons comment on the shocks being fairly harsh 
on small impacts, but can't comment on Bernie's input.  They were definetly 
an upgrade from the originial shocks I took out at the time in that the 
oem's hadn't gotten tired by that time.

Funny thing I've experienced that not seen anyone else comment on, at this 
point I have noticed that the shocks are not as stiff as when I'd orignially 
gotten them.  Shouldn't be surprising as all things mechanical wear out, but 
don't be falsely led by the lifetime warranty.

Derek P

>From: "Steve Scalmanini" <sscalmanini at>
>Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2006 13:45:41 -0800
>To: "200Q20V" <200q20v at>
>Subject: Bilstein Sports vs. stock?
>Are Bilstein Sports worth twice the price of standard shocks?  I'm about to
>replace the originals (after 226K.)  New Pirelli P6's provide the best
>cornering I've ever had, so I'm not necessarily looking for better handling 
>a stiffer ride.  What do Sports do that standard shocks don't?
>Steve Ukiah, CA

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