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difference between bilstein hd and bilstein shocks

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    difference between bilstein hd and bilstein shocks

    looking to get rid of my KYB shocks, have a stock ride height. looking at the bilsteins. what is the difference between the two types of bilstein shocks? which ones would you recommend?
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    What do you plan on doing with the suspension and do you have stock springs ?
    My ride is a 2002 Camaro SS SLP #3296 with 30k, LTH, 3" Y, CME, Frost tune, K&N, ported TB, Blackwing lid, Bellows, MSD, Denso Iridium, and 85mm MAF, Bilsteins, Eibach springs, SLP strut brace, Adj. Panhard, TA Girdle, UMI, Pro 5.0, Nitto NT555
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    According to Sam Strano the valving between the Bilstein HDs and the SLP Bilsteins for the 1993-2002 F-body is the same, so buy whichever one is cheaper.

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    have put in the car recently, new stock springs,umi adjustable lca's, umi adjustable torque arm,umi adj panhard bar,panhard relocation bar, sub frame connectors, torque arm relocation bracket,and lower control arm relocation brackets. moser 12 bolt . Plan on leaving it stock height
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyman View Post
    have put in the car recently, new stock springs,umi adjustable lca's, umi adjustable torque arm,umi adj panhard bar,panhard relocation bar, sub frame connectors, torque arm relocation bracket,and lower control arm relocation brackets. moser 12 bolt . Plan on leaving it stock height

    The Bilsteins will work just fine although I would switch to Eibach springs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2002ssslp View Post
    The Bilsteins will work just fine although I would switch to Eibach springs.
    had them. threw them out after about two months, car rode like shit lowered. lol. it's a DD, show car, light drag use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue28 View Post
    According to Sam Strano the valving between the Bilstein HDs and the SLP Bilsteins for the 1993-2002 F-body is the same, so buy whichever one is cheaper.
    thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2002ssslp View Post
    The Bilsteins will work just fine although I would switch to Eibach springs.
    would love to get koni's just way too much money.lol

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    FYI, if you want to lower the front, but not sacrifice ride quality then consider the BMR 1" lowering front lower A-arms, and you can do the "hose mod" with the rear springs for about 3/4" drop. Also the Strano hollow swaybar set would improve the handling even more!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue28 View Post
    FYI, if you want to lower the front, but not sacrifice ride quality then consider the BMR 1" lowering front lower A-arms, and you can do the "hose mod" with the rear springs for about 3/4" drop. Also the Strano hollow swaybar set would improve the handling even more!
    Thanx i'll look into the lowering arm. Hose Mod?? not familiar . why strano over say umi or another brand?

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    do you think the BMR 1" lowering front lower A-arms, and a strano rear lowering spring combo work together? another reason i hated lowering springs( specially on the front) was that it didn't leave the front suspension enough adjustability to get a proper alignment. 11 inch rims with 315/35/17 rear tire

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