Strut stop bushings for A6 Bilstein shocks

Mihnea Cotet mik at
Sat Dec 21 17:02:59 EST 2002


If the Bilsteins have a bigger shaft than the stock shocks (i.e. they are
of the Sprint variety or maybe it's called differently in the US?) you
don't need any bump stops or stock dust boots. The bump stops are
integrated in the strut cartridge and you have to use the Bilstein-supplied
dust boots.



At 10:30 21/12/2002 -0500, George Kotjarapgolus wrote:

>My mechanic was installing the new Bilstein strut inserts and just called me
>to say the shaft on the new Bilsteins is larger than the hole on the old
>rubber strut stop.  I tried calling APS but they are closed.  One would not
>think we are to discard them, but APS never said anything about needing
>special stops.  In fact, I had bought 2 new ones only to find out they will
>not work with the Bilstein.  Does anyone have any wisdom here.  I recall
>some earlier saying they had a problem installing the Bilstein but do not
>recall their resolution.
>Do anyone have any thoughts her.  Bilstein tech department does not open
>until Monday
>George Kotjarapoglus  gkot at

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