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Bilsteins in the front and rear?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Nor7, Mar 14, 2016.

  1. Mar 14, 2016 at 9:20 PM
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    Nor7

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    Ok, so I'm at 103,xxx miles and considering getting new shocks and springs.

    I'm going to get Bilstein 5100 but my question is this:

    Should I just do the front or is there any value in doing the back shocks as well?

    To those that have done the rear shocks, is there a noticeable difference? Seems like most of the performance (cornering, etc) is noticeable in the front, not sure if there's any value in upgrading the rear shocks.
     
  2. Mar 14, 2016 at 9:30 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ I'm a boob guy.

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    I would do the rear as well. Handling, braking, tire wear and your back will thank you.
     
  3. Mar 14, 2016 at 9:35 PM
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    All 4 IMO. Better than the stock ride.
     
  4. Mar 14, 2016 at 9:35 PM
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    Can you expand on this? From my experience, handling, braking and tire wear all are influenced and endured on/by the front tires.
     
  5. Mar 15, 2016 at 1:37 AM
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    ColoradoTJ

    ColoradoTJ I'm a boob guy.

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    Handling is done by all 4 tires, not just two.
    Braking is also done by all 4 corners even though the rears do around 30%.
    Tires not staying in contact with the road due to bad shocks wears tires, effects braking/handling.

    Now a FWD car will wear tires up front faster. (Due to the drive axle/steering/most of the braking)
     
  6. Mar 15, 2016 at 4:48 AM
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    Some Mods :) See build thread for details
    All 4 will be better
     
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