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I have just purchased my dream car (for better or worse )  2001 with 9k miles on it. I noticed that I have a leaking rear shock. My question is what is the OEM brand or is it worth changing to an aftermarket brand? I have tried to read on here about different brands, but just don't know a good direction. I do NOT want to alter the ride hight of the car.

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so you went with the Bilstein shocks above and Eibach springs? 

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4 hours ago, David P said:

I have just purchased my dream car (for better or worse )  2001 with 9k miles on it. I noticed that I have a leaking rear shock. My question is what is the OEM brand or is it worth changing to an aftermarket brand? I have tried to read on here about different brands, but just don't know a good direction. I do NOT want to alter the ride hight of the car.

I went with Eibach and Bilstein and I love them.  Same ride height, although I think that they make adjustable ones too.   They feel a lot better to me than stock.   Cheers

 

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thank you! I was looking at Bilstein as I guess they were an OEM for the car. Problem is that they did not show them on their website. I will give them a call.

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Yes I have had them on the car for about a year now.  ( sorry for the blurred photo).   The ones I have are hard to find.  I ordered mine from JAE Parts in CA.  I had to wait about 6 months but they may have some.  

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41 minutes ago, Bibs said:

Nice to know!    Great to see they are for sale again.   Cheers

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