Are Bilsteins the shock of chioce?

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by mattcobb, Nov 23, 2003.

  1. mattcobb

    mattcobb

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    I am spending most of my time on pavement and few dirt roads - daily driver in rain and some snow. Are Bilstiens (everyone seems to like 'em) the shock I should get? Or are they for flesh eating rock crawlers only? Any other reliable choices out there? What is a good source to get them? Thanks (again)
     
  2. dogboy

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    i got some used ones with not too many miles on them that i recently pulled off our '60 that are for sale, if you want them.....

    -dogboy- '87 FJ60
     
  3. CruisinGA

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    FJ60 and FJ40 shock mounts are different.
     
  4. Poser

    Poser Oh...Durka Durka Durka. s-Moderator Supporting Vendor

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    Have installed two sets, one on a 84-60 and one on a 83-40, both customers have been very happy. Both vehicles see 60% on road, and 40% off. Both vehicles are "stock".


    -Steve
     
  5. Jonathan_Ferguson

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    Rears are the same, Well atleast that's the case for HJ60 and BJ40. :flipoff2:
     
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    Pete (78 One owner) has Duetsche Tech shocks and they work wonders on dirt roads and street. I rode with him today to check out the condition of one of our favorite trails after a storm and I now understand why he can get away from me on dirt roads. I was impressed. Excellent handling without the stiffness or bounce. I still like my cheap shocks better for crawling though.
     
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    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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    Bilstein makes a great shock, and it's what I plan to switch to next for better offroad control.

    I run DT3000's (Doestch Tech's) and they are soft but control well. Used to be $27 each from Summit Racing.
     
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