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Bilstein vs. SLP Bilstein???

This is a discussion on Bilstein vs. SLP Bilstein??? within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; I was shopping for new Bilstein shocks for my '01 formula (has Eibach Pro-series lowering springs). SLP has a set ...

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    Bilstein vs. SLP Bilstein???

    I was shopping for new Bilstein shocks for my '01 formula (has Eibach Pro-series lowering springs). SLP has a set of 4 that they say are built to their spec. Allshocks.com have Bilsteins as well, but they are $21.00 cheaper than SLP because shipping is free. The model #s are not the same, but I think that every store has their own # for the same parts. Does anyone know if in fact the SLP's are better, or should I save the $20 and buy from Allshocks.com?

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    Go Koni.
    Otherwise those shocks won't keep up.


    If you must get them....I am sure SLP does nothing but jack up the price. That is what SLP does best.

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    the slp combo doesnt drop the car nearly enough. my buddy did it and he hates it cuz mine has a much nicer stance with the regular bilsteins.

    i like mine and you cant beat the price of the bilsteins. but i dont have experience with koni's, but ive heard nothing but good.

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    I already have the eibach pro series springs on the car. I just need to replace the cheap old shocks with better ones more suited for the springs, & I don't want to spend a fortune on them.

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    i here some good stuff on the kyb shocks to. alot less cash then the koins. just stay away from that slp crap.

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    Strano also sells revalved bilsteins.
    http://www.stranoparts.com/partdetai...D=21&ModelID=8
    Probably a better setp then the SLP's
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    i heard that there are new bilsteins and old bilsteins. the old ones are the shocks everyone likes and they were the the option for our cars, and the new ones don't really compare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01 T/A View Post
    i here some good stuff on the kyb shocks to. alot less cash then the koins. just stay away from that slp crap.
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    ^ another uninformed post

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    Quote Originally Posted by slp1122 View Post
    i heard that there are new bilsteins and old bilsteins. the old ones are the shocks everyone likes and they were the the option for our cars, and the new ones don't really compare.
    Very true then, but now the quality is supposedly back to normal, you'll need to do more research.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danger731 View Post
    Very true then, but now the quality is supposedly back to normal, you'll need to do more research.
    yea haven't really spent anytime researching, shocks are last on my list

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danger731 View Post
    ^ another uninformed post
    Really?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01 T/A View Post
    i here some good stuff on the kyb shocks to. alot less cash then the koins. just stay away from that slp crap.
    KYB's are decent shocks, but I wouldn't reccommend them for a performance application at all.

    I have them on my Grand Prix, mostly because they were the same price as the Monroes and I didn't want those pieces of crap making the ride even more soft.

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    I have bilsteins on my car when i bought it and not sure if there SLP or Regular ones but the ride is excellent recovers fast from dips and bumps not choppy at all and killed alot of body roll the rest ill take care of with sway bars and other mods.

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    The SLP bilsteins have SLP valving. They are better than stock.

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