Bilstein Sports vs. stock?

Ed Kellock ekellock at
Sat Nov 11 14:07:14 EST 2006

I can comment similarly about the stiffness with age.  The ones on my Avant
have quite a few more miles on them than those in the V8.  They are
noticeably more compliant in large motions.  Unfortunatley, they're still
harsh/stiff on small stuff.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: 200q20v-bounces at 
> [mailto:200q20v-bounces at] On Behalf Of Derek Pulvino
> Sent: Saturday, November 11, 2006 9:57 AM
> To: 200q20v at
> Cc: sscalmanini at
> Subject: RE: Bilstein Sports vs. stock?
> Steve,
> 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 or a stiffer ride.  What do Sports do that standard 
> >shocks don't?
> >
> >TIA,
> >
> >Steve Ukiah, CA
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