325is bilstein shocks - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
3-Series (E36) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1992-1999. Autodoodad Specific models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318iS/ti, BMW 320, BMW 323, BMW 320, BMW 324, BMW 325, BMW 328.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 09-20-2004, 10:45 PM
1st Gear Member
 
theruss1an1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: In the 916 with 925 digits
Posts: 251
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
theruss1an1 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to theruss1an1
(Thread Starter)
Hey whats up. I just got my 325is but it needs new shocks. Does anyone know the diffrence between the sport shocks and heavy duty shocks? I also got the sport package on the car. Im guessing the heavy duty ones are stiffer, but they both cost the same. So i unno...
theruss1an1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 09-20-2004, 11:13 PM
3rd Gear Member
 
Turbodefrost's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Bellingham, Washington. USA
Posts: 616
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Turbodefrost is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to Turbodefrost
More specific? Not sure what you mean by heavy duty compared to sport... Or maybe i'm just dumb... yeah that's probably it...

Turbodefrost is offline  
#3 (permalink) Old 09-21-2004, 05:22 AM
Been here a while.
 
97alpineM3's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 5,375
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
97alpineM3 is a name known to all 97alpineM3 is a name known to all 97alpineM3 is a name known to all 97alpineM3 is a name known to all 97alpineM3 is a name known to all 97alpineM3 is a name known to all
Send a message via AIM to 97alpineM3 Send a message via MSN to 97alpineM3
Yes... what you need is sport shocks... heavy duty shocks are mainly for people using different set ups... that require a shock that can hold more pressure... so.. yea... sport shocks will work just fine...

Les


1997 E36 M3 1990 E30 325i
97alpineM3 is offline  
#4 (permalink) Old 09-21-2004, 05:40 AM
/Banned
 
HamannM3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: BANNED AND OWNED
Posts: 516
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
HamannM3 is an unknown quantity at this point
the blisteins are nice, but if you REALLY want performance get gas shocks
HamannM3 is offline  
#5 (permalink) Old 09-21-2004, 08:18 AM
Been here a while.
 
97alpineM3's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 5,375
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
97alpineM3 is a name known to all 97alpineM3 is a name known to all 97alpineM3 is a name known to all 97alpineM3 is a name known to all 97alpineM3 is a name known to all 97alpineM3 is a name known to all
Send a message via AIM to 97alpineM3 Send a message via MSN to 97alpineM3
Quote:
Originally posted by MikePayne@Sep 21 2004, 05:40 AM
the blisteins are nice, but if you REALLY want performance get gas shocks
[snapback]195817[/snapback]

"whispers"..... Bilsteins are gas shocks... monotube... gas pressure shocks...


Les


1997 E36 M3 1990 E30 325i
97alpineM3 is offline  
#6 (permalink) Old 09-21-2004, 12:55 PM
2nd Gear Member
 
docrobot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 458
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
docrobot is an unknown quantity at this point
DOH! 97alpineM3 beat me to it!

B's are Gas shocks, some of the best around for the street and the track!


Based on some earlier threads, please post with authority what you know from knowledge and experience. Enthusiasm and good intentions are terrible teachers...
docrobot is offline  
#7 (permalink) Old 09-21-2004, 01:33 PM
5th Gear Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Richmond Hill, Ontario
Posts: 1,169
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Autotechnica is an unknown quantity at this point
Heavy Duty is pretty much an OEM replacement shock but much stiffer.

Bilstein Sports are made for lowered springs with stiffer spring rates. I wouldn't recommend using them with stock springs. They are stiffer and they have a longer shock travel. You wouldn't benefit from using them with a stock spring setup.

Both are gas shocks. If you want a cheap solution and you still want a Gas shock, try SACHS Boge Automatic gas shock, I tried them about 3 years ago and they work great for OEM replacements. Avoid Bilstein Touring shocks, although they are OEM replacement gas shocks, they cost more than the Boges. Boges are very resonably priced and come with lifetime warranty like the Bilsteins.

Bry

<u>1994 M-Technic M42 Saloon - Trillium Chapter - 5130</u>
Stock - 2866lbs Current - 2670lbs
<a href='http://www.geocities.com/mtechnik42' target='_blank'>- VIEW MY MODS AND PICS</a>
<a href='http://www.automobile-technik.com' target='_blank'>- PARTS FOR SALE</a>
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
&lt;img src=&quot;http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/atta...tc=1&quot;&gt;
Autotechnica is offline  
#8 (permalink) Old 09-21-2004, 09:45 PM
1st Gear Member
 
theruss1an1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: In the 916 with 925 digits
Posts: 251
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
theruss1an1 is an unknown quantity at this point
Send a message via AIM to theruss1an1
(Thread Starter)
Thanks for your help guys.
theruss1an1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > BMW Model Specific Forums > 3-Series (E36)


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bilstein Shocks, Steering Wheel, Flywheels, Etc. Autotechnica Classifieds Sell & Buy 1 01-23-2005 08:44 PM
Bilstein Touring Shocks funtoos 3-Series (E36) 9 11-29-2004 11:05 PM
Got My Bilstein Shocks Installed VeLoCiTy318 Picture Showroom 7 11-24-2004 10:53 PM
Anybody bought Bilstein Touring Shocks? mostwired 3-Series (E36) 4 03-10-2004 11:32 PM
bilstein shocks for e39 h2oskidad 5-Series (E12,E28, E34, E39, E60) 0 08-06-2003 09:07 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome