I've checked around in the forums but couldn't come up with a for sure answer.

It seems that the Bilstein HD seem to be the shock / strut of choice since the SLP Bilsteins are a bit softer due to it being revalued for the SLP Eibach springs but was curious to know what might the benefits / consequences be if I used my stock springs with the SLP Bilstein shocks / springs?

Also, is anyone running this setup? If so, could you comment on the ride and handling?