View Full Version : Will rear Bilstein pre 2001 Sports fit a 2001?

06-03-2008, 09:45 AM
Reason I am asking is because I think I got the wrong ones... I bought them from someone that had a 2001 that didn't install them yet... Anyone know the difference?

06-03-2008, 10:14 AM
Should work. I don't think there is a difference at all.

06-03-2008, 10:27 AM
Well, all the sites have different part numbers... I don't see any differences in pictures, but then again, I don't see any pics next to each other...

06-03-2008, 10:36 AM
Also, just looked up in ETKA, I can somewhat eliminate them... I have the PR-1BE suspension and there is only one PR-1BE listed for the rear shocks... So I think I may be safe... I guess this will be a good thread for search purposes...

06-03-2008, 10:52 AM
The reason Bilstein might have different number for 2001 is due to it being a B6 year in Europe.

06-03-2008, 10:59 AM
The reason Bilstein might have different number for 2001 is due to it being a B6 year in Europe.

True... But it listed them as the break in between 06/00 and 07/00... ??!!

06-03-2008, 11:19 AM
And the plot thickens!! Turns out my car is right on the mark of yes or no...

Door panel says 05/00 and the dealer says that it is 06/07/00... Yes, he corrected for the backwards date... So I guess it turns out I have the right ones?! I DUNNO!!

06-03-2008, 11:20 AM
They will fit providing they are for a B5 and then the only issue is Quattro or not.

06-03-2008, 11:24 AM
Yes... Quattro... I am an avid "Audi has to be Quattro" type...

06-04-2008, 06:11 AM
Then they should fit. The B6 Quattro has a very different rear suspension design.

06-04-2008, 06:14 AM
Our swap over year from B5 to B6 was roughly 2001, hence the difference on the part numbers. go for it !!!

06-04-2008, 07:54 AM
They worked! I will get the front done before noon today and have some pics posted!

06-04-2008, 08:37 AM
Of course they worked. Mine came off a 98 or 99 and I have a 2001. Those shorcks are mint but would not mind if the H&R race spring were lower.

Did you install springs too?

Just Quaff
06-04-2008, 08:38 AM
Im glad they fit dude, I was so worried that that was going to come back and bite me in the ass. I mean I knew they would fit, but all that talk about bilstein saying its wrong and such, you got me all nervous. HAHA. Anyway, yeah man, get up those pics.