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A WORD OF ADVICE PLEASE?

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  • rabalagot
    Hello All, I wanted to know everyones opinion about this situation i m in. I currently bought bilstein sport shocks for my e28 535is. I have vogtland lowered
    Message 1 of 3 , Jul 14, 2006
      Hello All,
      I wanted to know everyones opinion about this situation i'm in.
      I currently bought bilstein sport shocks for my e28 535is. I have
      vogtland lowered sport springs. Apparently, i've been pouring money on
      my car with it's suspension. I initially bought these vogtland
      springs with (i didn't know about at the time) touring springs. It all
      came as a set. Then i had problems with my rear shocks. The clip on
      the bilstein shocks have broke down on left side and (a few months
      later) the right. So now i want to replace all around with bilstein
      sport shocks. Although, since i live around the city with potholes
      left and right, I was thinking about raise my car back up since i'm
      going to be doing this repair.

      I was thinking if it was possible to use the sports shocks with the
      original stock springs? Is that possible? I still want some what of a
      stable car ride especially on turns and curves. Please let me know if
      this is possible before I do anything. As much input is appreciated.
      Thanks all!
    • Roderick Tuason
      No its not possbile to use sports shocks with OEM springs...the sport pistons are shorter to accomodate the short lowering springs...If you plan on raising the
      Message 2 of 3 , Jul 14, 2006
        No its not possbile to use sports shocks with OEM springs...the sport pistons are shorter to accomodate the short lowering springs...If you plan on raising the car back up to stock I would suggest to butyBilstien HD or touring shocks ofryou can go with the OEM shocks since you are not after the performance aspects but more of the ride comfort. you will have some stability but of course not as much as with lowering performance springs...My 2 cents....

        rabalagot <rabalagot@...> wrote: Hello All,
        I wanted to know everyones opinion about this situation i'm in.
        I currently bought bilstein sport shocks for my e28 535is. I have
        vogtland lowered sport springs. Apparently, i've been pouring money on
        my car with it's suspension. I initially bought these vogtland
        springs with (i didn't know about at the time) touring springs. It all
        came as a set. Then i had problems with my rear shocks. The clip on
        the bilstein shocks have broke down on left side and (a few months
        later) the right. So now i want to replace all around with bilstein
        sport shocks. Although, since i live around the city with potholes
        left and right, I was thinking about raise my car back up since i'm
        going to be doing this repair.

        I was thinking if it was possible to use the sports shocks with the
        original stock springs? Is that possible? I still want some what of a
        stable car ride especially on turns and curves. Please let me know if
        this is possible before I do anything. As much input is appreciated.
        Thanks all!








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      • Allan Balagot
        Thanks for the advice. It really sucks because I spent so much money. yet my mind is throw left to right to figure what to do. Thanks again! Roderick Tuason
        Message 3 of 3 , Jul 15, 2006
          Thanks for the advice. It really sucks because I spent so much money. yet my mind is throw left to right to figure what to do. Thanks again!

          Roderick Tuason <rtuason@...> wrote: No its not possbile to use sports shocks with OEM springs...the sport pistons are shorter to accomodate the short lowering springs...If you plan on raising the car back up to stock I would suggest to butyBilstien HD or touring shocks ofryou can go with the OEM shocks since you are not after the performance aspects but more of the ride comfort. you will have some stability but of course not as much as with lowering performance springs...My 2 cents....

          rabalagot <rabalagot@...> wrote: Hello All,
          I wanted to know everyones opinion about this situation i'm in.
          I currently bought bilstein sport shocks for my e28 535is. I have
          vogtland lowered sport springs. Apparently, i've been pouring money on
          my car with it's suspension. I initially bought these vogtland
          springs with (i didn't know about at the time) touring springs. It all
          came as a set. Then i had problems with my rear shocks. The clip on
          the bilstein shocks have broke down on left side and (a few months
          later) the right. So now i want to replace all around with bilstein
          sport shocks. Although, since i live around the city with potholes
          left and right, I was thinking about raise my car back up since i'm
          going to be doing this repair.

          I was thinking if it was possible to use the sports shocks with the
          original stock springs? Is that possible? I still want some what of a
          stable car ride especially on turns and curves. Please let me know if
          this is possible before I do anything. As much input is appreciated.
          Thanks all!








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