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Author Topic:   Bilstein Shocks
Speed Racer X
Member
posted January 04, 2004 07:40 PM
I made the switch to Bilstein last year and it made a huge difference in my car from the AFCO's I had prior to that. As far as valving, I've tried both and really don't see a huge advantage in the digressive valved shocks. I think they may work better on cars with slightly more spped than what we carry in street stocks. I'd definately put some serious thought into the Bilsteins though. Worth the few extra bucks.....


20bmw
Member
posted January 04, 2004 09:58 PM
Do you know how the adj. pro shocks are on the metrics???

[This message has been edited by 20bmw (edited January 05, 2004).]

Speed Racer X
Member
posted January 05, 2004 04:52 PM
the bilsteins are the only way to fly if you go to www.pitstopusa.com they usually have a good deal on them come spring time i got mine for 52last year only 7 bucks more then a pro


Oldsmobile13
Member
posted January 05, 2004 07:17 PM
All you Bilstein guys.... I have been considering the shock question as well and I feel that afco and carrera offer more valving options to fine tune the car. I have heard nothing but great things about bilstein shocks and have seriously considered them but am stuck on the valving issue. What do you think sets the bilstiens apart? You would think a shock by a proven race manufacturer like afco or carrera would be just as good, but that is not what I hear from many people. Help me understand why you think bilsteins are better so I can educate myself and make the best purchase..... Thanks


racer17j
Member
posted January 06, 2004 09:06 PM
they stay more consistant i have ran pro's in the past but they seem to fade over time i have about 2 years on my bilsteins and will run them one more year before changing them but the biggest part is they don't fade durring the main like other do


68 racing
Member
posted January 16, 2004 11:24 PM
I run the bilstein shocks and have really been happy with the results, car handles great and wouldn't change shocks now


Speed Racer X
Member
posted January 18, 2004 11:03 AM
quote:
Originally posted by Speed Racer X:
Also all the stock mount Bilstein's are Linear Valved.

http://www.daymotorsports.com/product/843/v/10/

They actually do make a handful of digressive valved shocks. If I can scare up the cash, I'll be buying a couple this year. I'm currently using Afco's, but they're 3 years old going on 4 now. At the least, the rears need changed. (The RF was new last year). I have the printed Day MS catalog at home that has the specs of the shocks in them. Not sure what the digressive ones are by the numbers.



Speed Racer X
Member
posted January 19, 2004 09:10 PM
Try putting a split valve on the left rear when it gets dry slick. This helped my car out a bunch.


shifty8
Member
posted January 20, 2004 05:46 PM
must be nice to run a better shock we r stuck running the pro shock in r pro stock class. i will push for a rule change it will help us a lot