Bilstein Shocks Question!


LS Swapped 1971 Camaro
Oct 31, 2004

Started putting them on and removed the drivers front shock. A little backstory on this....I carried my car to a alignment shop to get the alignment done. I guess in my hastiness I didn't put the bolts in the drivers front shock? I'll own that if I's possible.

The alignment shop told me that the shock had gotten damaged at some point. Had to be my trip there because I haven't driven the car up to that point.

I told them to go ahead replace it, I finally got around to pulling the one they "installed" out and I kept thinking damn this thing is long and looks weird. Here it is against my bilstein fronts...can anyone spot whats off about it?

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It's a freaking rear shock they installed on the front....and a cheap one at that. Needless to say I won't be using them anymore. I had them bleed the brakes too and was missing a lug nut on the rear by the time I got back home.

John Mangan

New Member
Sep 28, 2017
Eagan, MN
I want to thank everyone on this thread. I was researching shocks for my 79 Z28 and it looks like I found my answer. A lot of great info on this site!

M Patrick

New Member
Feb 17, 2016
Wayzata, MN
Would not worry about the warranty on the Bilsteins, I not only have them on my 1978 Camaro I also have them on my 1974 VW Thing that I use mostly off road and have not had any problems with the shocks over the past 4 years.

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