View Full Version : Bilstein shocks with oem sport springs??

09-26-2005, 04:30 AM
I have done a search and some people says it's ok, but I've seen a few posts that say the shocks will wear out fast. Does anyone have this setup? If so, have you had any problems?

09-26-2005, 06:23 AM
you will be ok...

09-26-2005, 08:21 AM
the shocks will be just fine.
your body roll, squat and dive will be better controlled than stock but not as well as with aftermarket springs.

stock shocks wear out from trying to muscle stiff springs around. bilsteins are ready for it and won't be negatively affected by your stock springs at all.

this would be an excellent winter suspension setup. if you want it lower be sure to get the grooved bilsteins. don't go too low because you don't have a high enough spring rate to stay off the bump stops all the time.

09-26-2005, 10:27 AM
Thanks. The only reason I don't want to change the springs is because of speed bumps. It almost drags as it is.

09-26-2005, 03:37 PM
By the way, does anyone know who has the best deal on the bilstein shocks? The cheapest I've found is $450 from awetuning.com

09-26-2005, 03:55 PM
try www.shox.com

09-26-2005, 07:07 PM
I think $459.00 is the average price. ECS was a little higher. I think they wanted $520.00 plus shipping.

09-27-2005, 09:36 AM
Should I get the extra grooves if I am using OEM sport springs with the Bilstein sports?

09-27-2005, 09:51 AM
I would get extra grooves. It would allow you a little extra drop and if it is too low you can raise it up too.

Like others said you must have read that backwards. Aftermarket springs with stock shocks is bad. Aftermarket shocks with stock springs is good. Aftermarket both is best.

09-27-2005, 01:38 PM
gotcha. I just ordered the shocks from AWE so I should have them before the weekend. Thanks. Now I have to figure out whats up with the Jetta. We were driving to wally world today and it started making a loud squeal from the front passenger side wheel. It comes and goes. It's not from hitting bumps or from the brakes. It's mainly when the steering wheel is turned. It sounds like something is shaking around and rubbing.