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Bilstein 46-183262 - B12 (Pro-Kit) Front and Rear

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  1. 2000 Audi A4 Quattro Avant
  2. 2000 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L L4 cc:1781
  3. 1999 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 1.8L L4 cc:1781
  4. 1999 Audi A4 Quattro Avant 2.8L V6 cc:2771
  5. 1998 Audi A4 Quattro Avant
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About this product

Part #: 46-183262

Bilstein B12 (Pro-Kit) suspension kits are a complete set of B8 Performance Plus dampers paired with Eibach (Pro-Kit) springs that provide moderate lowering between 24-40mm (depending on application). These kits offer dampers and springs that are tuned for each specific application to provide the best fixed height lowering solution. Bilstein B12 (Pro-Kit) suspension kits provide the perfect combination of suspension dynamics, quality and aesthetics.

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FinishDampers: Yellow/Springs: Dark Grey
Internal DesignMonotube
SeriesB12 (Pro-Kit)
TitleBilstein Shock Absorbers
Additional Documents
  1. Installation Instructionspdf
  2. Material Safety Data Sheetpdf
  3. Warrantypdf

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Tristan Bollinger

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Tristan Bollinger
1993 Chevrolet S-10
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What made you choose this particular product?
Bolt on solid performer
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Daniel Prasad

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Daniel Prasad
2006 Ford Fiesta
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What made you choose this particular product?
Great ride and handling when modding the standard OEM ford ones won't do well.
Is this your first time buying from this brand? Did you consider other brands?
Yes
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Hayden Russell

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Hayden Russell
1997 Ford Explorer
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What made you choose this particular product?
Stiffened yet civilized the ride quality of the truck. These in addition to a torsion twist and add-a-leaf lift make for a very stiff ride, but controllable and good for my taste
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What made you choose this particular product?
Compatible with DCC
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What made you choose this particular product?
Wanted a DCC compatible coilover kit. It was either this or the KW V3 DDCs and pictures of shattered springs (KWs) scared me.
What were you trying to accomplish by adding this product?
To break my spine clearly. *ahem*, better handling, adjustable ride height, DCC functionality retention.
Was it easy install? Any installation tips that will help others?
Hells no. These struts are powder coated instead of nickel plated like they're supposed to be. The result of this means that they have about a few thousandths over the OEM strut. What this means is that when you spread the knuckle with the spreader bit, it won't be enough to slide the struts in. You'll need to shim the spreader nut with something to get the required clearance.
Once you’ve had a chance to use the product, did it meet your expectations?
Yes and no, DCC definitely works still and the handling characteristics are definitely much better at the track. However, in combination with the 034 camber plate, the springs rub on the inside of the wheel well ever so slightly because the springs go from 90mm to 115mm ID back down to 70mm for the perch. It's insane. Also Bilstein was all like "we only designed them for the OEM mount, so fuck off". Well, fuck you Bilstein. Fuck you very much.
Any additional comments?
Anybody reading this should know that there is a workaround, but it'll cost you a bit of time, money, or both. The Tein springs that I've added in this build are to correct this problem because they are tapered from 90mm down to 70mm and they have spring rates from 3kg/mm all the way to 20kg/mm.
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About Bilstein

For more than 50 years, BILSTEIN has been developing successful dampers used in motor racing. The dampers have already contributed to numerous title wins from Niki Lauda and Alain Prost in the Formula One, victories in the 24 h race on the Nürburgring or championship titles in the sports-car mastery. The BILSTEIN brand has been an integral part of the motor racing world.

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