In Reply to: BigT, Simeon, Anybody -Help? Bilstein Shocks to posted by Newbie on April 18, 2002 at 20:21:22:
I did some homework on this with my car. She is a 99 had some difficulty finding the springs/struts. Some of the applications I looked up grouped the 97 and 99 together so you may be in the same boat. I do not have the self leveling nor did I have EDC. Not sure if you do so that may be part of the problem.
The HD's are for a car at stock height. The concern I had was if I lowered the car would the Bilstein strut/shock bottom out and blow out the seals. In a "perfect" world you would go with a Sport designed to sit on a lowered chasis. Sports would stiffen the ride over an HD so this must also be taken into consideration. Several of the dealers I spoke with indicated that the HD would not work on a lowered car and warranty would be voided. BUT from what I understand Bilstein was not worried about me dropping my car as long as I did not go beyond 1.5" (I went with the Eibach 1.3")The fact that the guys here (Big T, Mike D, Simeon etc- and they know their stuff) on the message board recommend HD indicated to me that this was very real. Save yourself a lot of headache and go with the Bilstein HD. Call Chris (your first contact there may have looked it up wrong) at Zygmunt 215.348-3121. He is the largerst Bilstein Dealer in the country, he claims and since he had the one strut I needed while everyone else was out, I tend to believe him. If he told me he was God I would belive him........wait......that was Simeon or was it Mike D or Big T or.........