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Capala

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PostSubject: BILSTEIN SHOCKS    Thu May 03, 2018 9:24 pm

I am going to buy shocks and want to make sure I am ordering right part numbers for my 1994 Caprice wagon with Impala SS front springs and Belltech rear?
Front Bilstein 24-011044
Rear Bilstein 24-009294
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PostSubject: Re: BILSTEIN SHOCKS    Fri May 04, 2018 9:52 am

Go to Rock Auto...There is even a discount code on here somewhere.
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PostSubject: Re: BILSTEIN SHOCKS    Fri May 04, 2018 10:04 am

If you want to save a bit, I've run the KYB Gas-A-Justs on all my wagons on love them.   Much better ride, stable, no bob or wallow, and great prices! Rock Auto is where I've ordered mine too.
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PostSubject: Re: BILSTEIN SHOCKS    Fri May 04, 2018 12:11 pm

Texas Mike thanks for the reply. How well do the shocks hold up to daily driving? I want a shock that will continue to perform for several years later.
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PostSubject: Re: BILSTEIN SHOCKS    Wed May 09, 2018 3:04 pm

I can second the KYB's. Currently running a set for five years with no issues.
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PostSubject: Re: BILSTEIN SHOCKS    Wed May 09, 2018 3:52 pm

Capala wrote:
Texas Mike thanks for the reply. How well do the shocks hold up to daily driving? I want a shock that will continue to perform for several years later.

I've had the KYB's on my 96 Roady since 2011, Still great! Just make sure you get the Gas-A-Just and not the GR2 shocks.

-Mike
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PostSubject: Re: BILSTEIN SHOCKS    Wed May 09, 2018 6:40 pm

those are the right bilsteins.

I really liked the adjustable Konis as well. There was a guy selling a set on ISSF recently.
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PostSubject: Re: BILSTEIN SHOCKS    Wed May 09, 2018 10:22 pm

I agree with the kyb gasajust. I have run them on a few vehicles and love them.
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PostSubject: Re: BILSTEIN SHOCKS    Fri May 18, 2018 7:47 am

I've never had the KYB's so I have no opinion on them, I love the Bilsteins, and the best place to buy them is shox.com
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PostSubject: Re: BILSTEIN SHOCKS    Sat Jun 09, 2018 1:21 pm

I finally decided on the Bilsteins for the fact of longevity, quality and reputation. I don't want to replace shocks every couple of years. I'm glad I did because the ride is so much better. The wagon doesn't feel harsh over bumps and really tighten the ride without losing comfort. I installed new Energy Suspension bump stops a couple of days after the shock install and noticed the ride was too stiff in the front. The car would rattle the dash. Just today I installed a set off Moog bump stops for the 94-6 Impala SS since the wagon has front Impala springs. The ride is much better over road imperfections and quited the interior rattles. I like this setup a lot and it is a great improvement over stock. Thanks for everyone's input.
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PostSubject: Re: BILSTEIN SHOCKS    Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:59 am

I heard that Bilsteins are a bit stiff. Is this true?
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PostSubject: Re: BILSTEIN SHOCKS    Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:09 pm

I’ve been running Bilsteins on the ‘93 and before that a ‘95 for a few years. They are firm, but not harsh (unlike some current small CUVs that try to be ‘sporty’ ... see my signature). I didn’t have the chance to compare them to the Impala SS shocks, but thought that in general they were about the same and probably a little stiffer. Controlled, firm, sometimes stiff over a BAD piece of road, still very good for cruising in my experience. I really like them.
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PostSubject: Re: BILSTEIN SHOCKS    Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:15 pm

I've had Bilsteins on my '96 Buick since 2006 and 140,000 miles later they still work great. They are firmer but not bad at all, my wife drives it more than me, always has, and she was always fine with them.
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PostSubject: Re: BILSTEIN SHOCKS    Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:30 pm

I can't speak to the KYB gasadjust on these cars but I did try the Monroe Severe Service shocks and they made sure you felt every bump you hit.

I tried the Bilstein 1104/0929 combo on a B-body and liked them so much I bought them for all of my B-bodies (sedan and wagon).  Very controlled without being harsh over bumps.
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