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Re: Road Magnet + Bilstein

Been considering getting a set of RM mids, and based on skunkd's recommendation, the Bilstein shocks at the same time.

Background: I have lowered my Mustang and after much research, bought shorter shocks to compensate for the lowered stance. The ride is much better with a correct-length shock.

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Are these shocks set up a little shorter so the "sweet spot" (not too compressed) still works with the lowering springs?

I was reading over in the SRT section that the front comes back into OEM alignment spec without a problem but some needed extended control arm links to get the rear back to OEM alignment spec.

Realizing that the SRTs are a different animal, have any of us with non-SRT spec WK2s had to add anything out back to get the rear to align properly?

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Re: Road Magnet + Bilstein

Alignment is fine without any additional parts on the Mids. For the extremes you will need the control arms for the rear. Just find a good alignment shop in your area to dial it in. ����
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Alignment is fine without any additional parts on the Mids. For the extremes you will need the control arms for the rear. Just find a good alignment shop in your area to dial it in. ����
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Do you know anything regarding the Bilstein shocks being shorter than OEM, thus having the shock function right where it should with the lowering springs?
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Re: Road Magnet + Bilstein

I'm not sure about them being shorter but as a monotube Shock I would say that it is to be expected to have shorter travel versus a same length oem style twin tube. It's inherent in the design difference. I can say It rides like it's supposed to on the bilsteins while it only rode well for 2 weeks on the factory tokico's before they blew out lol. Bilsteins have been going strong no signs of failure yet and ride just like the day I put them in. They also come with a lifetime warranty
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I'm not sure about them being shorter but as a monotube Shock I would say that it is to be expected to have shorter travel versus a same length oem style twin tube. It's inherent in the design difference. I can say It rides like it's supposed to on the bilsteins while it only rode well for 2 weeks on the factory tokico's before they blew out lol. Bilsteins have been going strong no signs of failure yet and ride just like the day I put them in. They also come with a lifetime warranty
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I guess I should ask, does the addition of new lowering springs & shocks void bumper-to-bumper warranties, or any warranties? I've had my Altitude for just over a year.

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Where did you guys purchase your Bilsteins? I seem to remember someone mentioning a company that had the best price they found.

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Re: Road Magnet + Bilstein

Following up on the Bilsteins, AJUSA has a great price on them right now (based on my searching the last week or so) & free shipping!
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Re: Road Magnet + Bilstein

I just got a set of bilstein 4600 shocks and road magnets. I have a 13 wk2 limited 5.7 with tow package, no QL. The new bilstein shocks don't fit with top mounting hardware. Has anyone had this issue?? Need help
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Re: Road Magnet + Bilstein

Yes everyone with load leveling factory rear shocks needs to get standard non load level rear top mounts, bumpstop's and dust covers

So you need to order the standard rear shock top mounts, standard shock bumpstop's, and standard dust covers.

2x 68029521AD of these bumpstop's



2x 5181802AA dust shields.

2x 68029590AF standard shock top mounts

They are all bi directional same for right and left sides of the rear suspension.
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