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> rear shock and coilover install video, bilstein and ground control adjustable setup
cuddy_k
post Oct 11 2018, 11:59 AM
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Hi Guys,

I just (finally) swapped out my KYB shocks with Bilsteins and the Ground Control coilover kit. HUGE difference.

Here's the video. Hope it helps anyone thinking of tackling this...



Enjoy!
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post Oct 11 2018, 12:28 PM
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Thanks for the video. The kyb’s are good to make a chassis a roller but not much else.
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post Oct 11 2018, 01:19 PM
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Yep. and if you look closely in the video, the PO even had the perch drain in totally the wrong spot. I'm amazed I didn't find more rust in there!
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post Oct 11 2018, 01:21 PM
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Thanks for that. I have a similar setup and didn't know about trimming the bump stop down. As I've yet to install them I'll go ahead and do that.
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post Oct 11 2018, 04:12 PM
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I don’t think kyb’s were ever stock. People used to install as the “performance” upgrade but they weren’t.
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post Oct 11 2018, 04:44 PM
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Been there done that...
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post Oct 11 2018, 06:30 PM
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Great video. I will doing this replacement soon so the timing is perfect for me.
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post Oct 11 2018, 07:09 PM
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Which model Bilstein's should be used here?

Zach
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post Oct 11 2018, 07:33 PM
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QUOTE(VaccaRabite @ Oct 11 2018, 09:09 PM) *

Which model Bilstein's should be used here?

Zach

HD. The sports are very stiff and more of a track damper.
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post Oct 11 2018, 08:27 PM
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The ones I used are 24-001793. B46-0179. Recommended by Eric at PMB (where I bought them) and apparently the only rear option on the Bilstein website for 914s. Ground Control makes a similar system for Konis and other brands as well.
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post Oct 11 2018, 08:34 PM
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KYB = Kill Yer Back

I heard that years and years ago, and it still rings true!
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post Nov 1 2018, 08:36 AM
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Excellent helpful video and thread. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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