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Bilstein B8 & Swift spec-r springs

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Any forseeable things I wouldn't like going this route on the 16+ shocks and struts? Wouldn't mind sourcing 14-15 parts and building a swapable assembly just for ease of install essentially.
 


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Any forseeable things I wouldn't like going this route on the 16+ shocks and struts? Wouldn't mind sourcing 14-15 parts and building a swapable assembly just for ease of install essentially.
Not sure what you're asking. As in swapping out the OEM struts/shocks and installing the Bilstein B8 shocks and keeping the OEM springs? or something else?

FWIW, after digging around i found that the Swift spec-r springs are made for OEM shocks. So if you wanted to go Swifts, you'd be better off with the Bilstein B6s. This is why I'm gonna go with Mountune or Eibach springs as I already have the B8s.
 


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Not sure what you're asking. As in swapping out the OEM struts/shocks and installing the Bilstein B8 shocks and keeping the OEM springs? or something else?

FWIW, after digging around i found that the Swift spec-r springs are made for OEM shocks. So if you wanted to go Swifts, you'd be better off with the Bilstein B6s. This is why I'm gonna go with Mountune or Eibach springs as I already have the B8s.
My bad! To clarify, given there's a difference between (right?) 14-15 OEM shocks / struts and 16+ is it worth tracking down the earlier hardware. Really all I meant to be asking. I might also just be misremembering and it's only spring rates and sway bar differences in which case my question makes no sense. :LOL:

Heard on the B6's given what the Swift springs are designed for. (y)
 


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My bad! To clarify, given there's a difference between (right?) 14-15 OEM shocks / struts and 16+ is it worth tracking down the earlier hardware. Really all I meant to be asking. I might also just be misremembering and it's only spring rates and sway bar differences in which case my question makes no sense. :LOL:

Heard on the B6's given what the Swift springs are designed for. (y)
I see! That's a really good question. From what I could tell this is a moot point and it's not worth tracking down earlier hardware.
 


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^^^The only earlier hardware worth tracking down are the higher pound/inch rate factory springs (IF one needs to/must remain at factory ride height), and maybe not even then since most have seen MANY miles, and have lost some of that rate advantage over the latter factory springs. [:(]
 


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