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Author Topic:   Bilstien Shocks
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted March 02, 2001 09:33 PM
Are they worth the extra money?

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 251
posted March 02, 2001 10:11 PM
Not in my book...Afco and Pro, fixed bearing here...

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 90
posted March 03, 2001 12:09 AM
I've got some I'll sell, the pro's work for my money.........

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 213
posted March 03, 2001 12:11 AM

Hammer 1
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 48
posted March 03, 2001 09:03 AM
I'll stick with my Afco rebuildables. One thing I do know is that you just don't bolt on a set. Because they are a gas charged shock, some adjustment to your spring rates are required. A buddy of mine bought a set, removed his Pro's and slapped on the Bilstein's. His car went from lightning fast to a fifth place car. After working with spring rates he was able to get it back where it was.

Racer 111
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 92
posted March 03, 2001 07:12 PM
I only use BILSTINS.They work great but the biggest reason is that I can get alot more choices of numbers.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 142
posted March 05, 2001 12:06 PM
personally i like the bilsteins, with a litlle work. The problem i have found with them is that the gas pressure is too high for use on most dirt cars, but that can be remedied with the help of a good shock tech. The main reason i like the bilsteins is that they don't fade like non-gas charged shocks and there is an almost unlimited valving potential. The key to shocks is having a good relationship with a shock tech and a good working knowledge of the priciples. Shock technology has come a long way in the past 10 years and is now working its way into dirt cars and is an important fine tuning tool. Anyway to answer your question it really depends on what your triing to accomplish, if your looking for a good cost effective shock use the pros or afcos, if you want to a more consistant and a wider range of adjustment at a reasonable cost the bilsteins are the way to go.

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 82
posted March 05, 2001 10:38 PM
one plus for bilsteins is there rebuildable and you can tune your shocks to fit the track conditions ,they really make a big difference on rough or very dirty slick tracks

[This message has been edited by LITTLEMAN (edited March 05, 2001).]

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