Bilstein shocks L300

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Bilstein shocks L300

Postby north54 » Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:31 pm

My shocks are coming on 5 years now and I'm starting to feel more of a harsh ride.

I'm running Pro comp shocks.

Front 913515
Rear 919520

I like them but would like to give Bilstein a try. Finding a proper part number for the fronts seems to be easy, the rears are a different story. So I contacted Bilstein directly with the collapsed and expanded measurements of my Pro Comps.

This is what they emailed me back with.

Fronts: 24-013369 For a 89-91 Montero. 13.9 ext and 8.86 col

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Rear 24-022156 18.8 ext and 12.26 col. eye top has a 12.3mm hardware sleeve. It is intended for a 95-04 Range Rover rear

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From doing a bit of research I know that some L300 owners have used the fronts but haven't found any info on the rears being a proper fitment. I'm willing to take a risk and try them. I have a bit of a lift in the back (no seats in the rear of the van) But it will get more rear heavy as I continue to camperize it out.

L300 owners please chime in if you've used this rear shock to success.
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Bilstein shocks L300

Postby Adrienmc » Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:36 pm

I have not used them but I am interested to hear feedback as well. Is your delica the stock ride height?

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Bilstein shocks L300

Postby Growlerbearnz » Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:42 pm

Bilsteins are awesome quality and I've used them in many vehicles, though I haven't tried them in my van yet.

I still love the ride height adjustability of the Monroe MA-708, which might be an advantage for a camper: loaded up with water and beer? pump them up. Between camping trips and driving around town? Let them down.

Also at US$66/pair (vs US$200 for the Bilsteins) means they're practically disposable- if you don't like them, throw them out (or offer them on here- someone will want them!)

That said, if you do fit the Bilsteins please let us know what you think of them. The Pro-comps are nice, but they seem to go a bit soft over time, it would be nice to have a high quality alternative.
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