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    Thread: A Bilstein PSS9 Review

    1. Member GR32's Avatar
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      04-25-2008 04:26 PM #36
      I don't drive around at 30mph either!!
      Between occasional track days, rips on twisty roads, and city driving, my car definitely gets "used".
      That suspension set up should withstand all that's thrown its way.

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      04-25-2008 10:49 PM #37
      I'm careful not to slam my car over the really bad parts of the LA roads but I like to drive my car hard and my springs are still holding up. It was one of the first mods I did on my car (daily driver) so there is 40k miles on them easy.

      Edit. Could be worse. You could have SHS

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      04-26-2008 04:31 PM #38
      Pic's are up of my rear springs in my 1st post...
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      04-26-2008 05:20 PM #39
      There's no need to get stiffer rear spring. 450 is a softer spring anyway. the stock rear springs are progressive to over 500lbs.

      the center 3 coils are designed to ONLY keep the system under tension at all times, ie going over a hill and extendingthe suspension fully. once they are in coil bind, it creates an area for the two end coils to be pushed towards themselves.


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      04-27-2008 10:12 AM #40
      Quote, originally posted by climbingcue »

      Rides great just wish they dropped it a little lower...

      Thought you said you had a motor boat effect going on? Did you resolve this?


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      04-28-2008 02:21 PM #41
      Honestly, the pics of yours, the new set up that the OP posted, and Smash's all look pretty much the same.

      Maybe your lowest coil is collapsed a bit.

      Quote, originally posted by M this 1! »

      the center 3 coils are designed to ONLY keep the system under tension at all times, ie going over a hill and extendingthe suspension fully. once they are in coil bind, it creates an area for the two end coils to be pushed towards themselves.

      I can understand that, and a similar idea popped through my head,
      but with some of the issue people have had, and the supposed
      problems that are "known" about their rear springs, I still don't like it.

      As per a conversation w/ Tyrolsport, I think that if I run the PSS9s, I
      will probably look for a different set of rear springs w/ as close a rate
      to the ones that come to the kit.


    7. 10-17-2008 12:19 PM #42
      I have a quick question.

      Im looking at the pictures and notice some guys have the perch up and some have it down. I personally have it in the up position on mine...


      What is the right way?


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      10-17-2008 12:36 PM #43
      Quote, originally posted by Patryk R32 »
      I have a quick question.

      Im looking at the pictures and notice some guys have the perch up and some have it down. I personally have it in the up position on mine...


      What is the right way?

      The adjustable perch goes on top of the spring. The stock rubber perch gets re-used underneath the Bilstein spring.

      Bill - Maybe your springs keep failing because you have your rear assembly installed upside down.


    9. 10-17-2008 01:37 PM #44
      Quote, originally posted by VRsexxy »

      The adjustable perch goes on top of the spring. The stock rubber perch gets re-used underneath the Bilstein spring.

      Bill - Maybe your springs keep failing because you have your rear assembly installed upside down.

      Yes, this is how i have it. Thanks..just wanted to verify..

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      10-17-2008 01:43 PM #45
      Quote, originally posted by VRsexxy »

      The adjustable perch goes on top of the spring. The stock rubber perch gets re-used underneath the Bilstein spring.

      Bill - Maybe your springs keep failing because you have your rear assembly installed upside down.

      I have had the Euro R32 rear springs in my car for about a year now. They work great, so I do not know if the Bilsteins are upside down or not. I sent pictures to Bilstein and they did not say anything about them being upside down.

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      10-17-2008 02:35 PM #46
      Quote, originally posted by VRsexxy »

      The adjustable perch goes on top of the spring. The stock rubber perch gets re-used underneath the Bilstein spring.

      Bill - Maybe your springs keep failing because you have your rear assembly installed upside down.

      Heummm, I didn't re-use the rubber. Maybe I should.


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      10-17-2008 06:08 PM #47
      Quote, originally posted by freud_g »

      Heummm, I didn't re-use the rubber. Maybe I should.

      NO!!! Those are one time use! ...err... wrong rubber...

      seriously though - mine did not get the rubber back in either and it's been great for me that way.

      OP -nice review. Good choice. Sure you can spend more, but for us non-Stigs, I think the PSS9's are the perfect setup - adjustability, lifetime warranty, reputable company, quality product....

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      10-17-2008 06:23 PM #48
      Quote, originally posted by M00NEY »

      NO!!! Those are one time use! ...err... wrong rubber...

      seriously though - mine did not get the rubber back in either and it's been great for me that way.

      OP -nice review. Good choice. Sure you can spend more, but for us non-Stigs, I think the PSS9's are the perfect setup - adjustability, lifetime warranty, reputable company, quality product....

      thanks and x2 on your comments.


    14. 10-18-2008 02:38 PM #49
      So setting 1 = stiffest

      Setting 9 = softest?


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      10-18-2008 04:35 PM #50
      Quote, originally posted by Patryk R32 »
      So setting 1 = stiffest

      Setting 9 = softest?


      Yup and in the front full clockwise.
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    16. 10-18-2008 08:17 PM #51
      Quote, originally posted by beachball6 »

      Yup and in the front full clockwise.
      well...if you take the little blue rubber off you can see the line and the numbers on the front...

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      10-18-2008 09:43 PM #52
      Quote, originally posted by Patryk R32 »
      well...if you take the little blue rubber off you can see the line and the numbers on the front...

      Ya learn something everyday. lol I had no idea.
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      10-18-2008 11:36 PM #53

      Drink it in.. it always goes down smooth

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    19. 10-19-2008 06:51 AM #54
      Ill try and snap picture of mine and post up.
      I have had them on my car for prob 3+ years with no collapse or any problem at all.

      Gabe any time you want to have a go at in my car just let me know you're more than welcome, I know you've been on the fence now for some time about these things.


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