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Bilsteins vs SLP Bilsteins???

This is a discussion on Bilsteins vs SLP Bilsteins??? within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help 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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    Bilsteins vs SLP Bilsteins???

    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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    I believe the SLP Blistein shocks are different. What's another $20 when you're already spending $300+... The model numbers from Blistein or any other major brand should be the same regardless of what website your buying from (different stores might add in their own part numbers in front, but the actual model number should always be mixed in there and always the same)..
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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbird2001 View Post
    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?
    There's a lot of different Bilstiens floating around out there. SLP's are supposedly dampened for use with the matching SLP springs. There's also various HD shocks out there that could be dampened differently depending on when they were made. Recent HD's supposedly have pretty poor rear damping.

    I would check with Sam Strano if you want to find out what Bilstiens will appropriately dampen a certain spring set.

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    The SLP Bilsteins fronts have less compression dampening(-22%), and more rebound dampening (+42%)than the bilstein HDs.
    The rears SLPs I believe are the same as the HDs.

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