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Did you check the part numbers... (archive)

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Posted by John (PA) on September 17, 2000 at 22:04:19:

In Reply to: Anyone seen the Dreaded Bilstein Rise fall? (m) posted by //AAndy on September 17, 2000 at 21:01:31:

That's a big rise in height. You might have just got the wrong ones.

Howdy all,

For a couple of different reasons, I put Bilstein sport shocks on my car, the rest of the suspension is stock. As a few others have noticed in the archives, I now have a nice 2" rise in front and 1.5" in back. This sucks.

Back toward the end of last year a few people noted this, and were waiting to see (a few people had told them as I've been told) that the shocks would 'settle in' and the rise would go away after a few months.

I'm nearly ready to chuck the whole thing and just go back to stock shocks...has anyone acutally seen a set of Bilstein's 'settle in'? General feel of the suspension now isn't too bad, but I'm (either paranoid) or seeing some positive camber added and increased understeer. This sucks more.

Comments, help, funny stories, let me know! I'm going to take some before and after shots and post them here.

Andy -- '97 M3

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