[s-cars] Bilstein/Eibach my experience and "amendment" to Igor's Write-up

Paul Gailus gailus at mindspring.com
Wed Apr 30 00:04:16 EDT 2003

Yes, the O.D. of the correct Bilsteins is about 1/8" less than
the I.D. of the strut housing.
However, the Bilstein retaining nut has a tapered recess that
centers the top of the strut insert within the housing.
Also, based on the wear pattern in the paint on the bottom of
a used OEM Boge insert, it looks like there is a smaller recess
(possibly tapered) in the bottom of the strut housing to center
the bottom of the insert.

So as long as the retaining nut is tight, the Bilsteins shouldn't
be able to move around.


----- Original Message -----
From: Mark Pollan <mark.pollan at mci.com>
To: S-Cars (E-mail) <s-car-list at audifans.com>
Sent: Monday, April 28, 2003 9:36 AM
Subject: [s-cars] Bilstein/Eibach my experience and "amendment" to Igor's
> Issues/Questions:
> 1. Front struts do not fit as precisely in the strut housing as did the
> ones.  The OD of new strut is ~ 1/8 less than ID of strut housing.  Did
> others experience this as well?

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