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#1 (permalink) Old 01-25-2004, 07:09 PM
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hello all

my car seems to still ride pretty decent givin its age and mileage (123k) but i think it might be time to do new shocks.

I definately want to go with bilstein, i hear great things about them. The ride that i am going for is as close to the e39 w/ sport package as possible. I drove a few high mileage e39s w/o sport package and they were comparable to mine, so i figure the ride i want shouldnt be too hard to achieve.

My question is would the bilstein sport shocks be the ones to do this? or is there better choices, also do i HAVE to lower my car to put on "sport" shocks? they all look like their designed for lowering.

thanks guys.

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no you dont have to lower the car for bilsteins. The shock for stock ride height would be the Bilstein HD's which have the same damping as the Sports
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