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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-03-2000, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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Dumb Shock Question...

I put Bilstein's on my truck a while ago. While they ride a LOT better than the stockers I had on them when I bought my '98, I think I may have done something wrong.

The rears are designed so they only go in one way. That way is "stem down". The front isn't so straightforward, as it has an eyelet mount on each end.

Does anyone know if it should be mounted "stem UP" or "stem DOWN"? I get some front hop on the freeway which I don't know if they can be attributable to the shocks, weaker torsion bars or too much weight from tires and steel rims making the ride so rough on the front...

Thanks for any help...

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Re: Dumb Shock Question...

There's one way to check if they'll ride better the other way... [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] Yup, I think I'd flip 'em over, and see if the ride quality changes... Why not call Biltstein tech support? I'm sure they have to have a number... I'm not sure what it might be though... When you find out be sure and let us know (I'm looking at Biltsteins for my next set)...

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Re: Dumb Shock Question...

ya, what sandman said. some shocks (including Bilsteins) were designed to be "upside down"
to reduce unsprung weight(in the world of racing where 1000ths/second count).
as far as hop and rough ride the valving in the front may be wrong,give them a ring
and see what they think

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Re: Dumb Shock Question...

cool. i will see if i can get a message to them. and i'll let you know.
Thanks.

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