Hard to beat price on aftermarket shocks

  • I was kinda hoping by now that somebody would have come forth and give their thoughts and opinions of these particular shocks?


    Bill

    Madstad 9" windshield, Curb Alert, Paramount Plastics 1.0 rear fender, Sedici Distanza roll Bar Bags, MeanSling hood assist, MeanSling Sport Top w/lift, DDMWorks surge tank, QA1 3-way shocks, sway bar collars

  • I do know Bilstein is a really reputable company when it comes to suspension components and shocks in the car industry. Considering the original price of these puppies was 2k I am expecting them to be really good and solid shocks.

  • slingmods makes this install look so damn easy though..

    Yea, when you totally ignore reinstalling that rear upper bolt they are a piece of cake! :S


    But really, even with loosening the rear panel and taking your time, it still should take under an hour to replace all three shocks.


    Bill

    Madstad 9" windshield, Curb Alert, Paramount Plastics 1.0 rear fender, Sedici Distanza roll Bar Bags, MeanSling hood assist, MeanSling Sport Top w/lift, DDMWorks surge tank, QA1 3-way shocks, sway bar collars

  • It would be interesting to know how they compare to the popular aftermarket options - - :/


    Actually I just checked the original link and it says this item no longer available so I guess how they compare is no longer really relavent to prospective buyers

    Cage Free - 2016 Pearl Red SL

    DDM Short Shifter, Sway Bar Mounts & Master Cylinder Brace

    Twist Dynamics Sway Bar, JRI GT Coilovers, Assault Hood Vent

    OEM Double Bubble windshields & various other goodies

  • It would be interesting to know how they compare to the popular aftermarket options - - :/


    Actually I just checked the original link and it says this item no longer available so I guess how they compare is no longer really relavent to prospective buyers

    I love that it has 10 damping adjustments plus ride adjustment. Making it a 2 way adjustable coilovers

  • It would be interesting to know how they compare to the popular aftermarket options - - :/


    Actually I just checked the original link and it says this item no longer available so I guess how they compare is no longer really relevant to prospective buyers

    I am thinking that Polaris, and/or Bilstein, must have decided that there was not enough profit in offering these adjustable shocks as an OEM option?? Now, has Polaris replaced this option with a different, but possibly better riding, non-adjustable shock, or did they just return to their original design?


    Bill

    Madstad 9" windshield, Curb Alert, Paramount Plastics 1.0 rear fender, Sedici Distanza roll Bar Bags, MeanSling hood assist, MeanSling Sport Top w/lift, DDMWorks surge tank, QA1 3-way shocks, sway bar collars

  • I am thinking that Polaris, and/or Bilstein, must have decided that there was not enough profit in offering these adjustable shocks as an OEM option?? Now, has Polaris replaced this option with a different, but possibly better riding, non-adjustable shock, or did they just return to their original design?


    Bill

    Well, as far as I know, these coilovers were only offered on ONE model and that was the 2018 SLR limited edition as part of that trim. So it was a very limited run. Someone correct me if I am wrong but thats basically the only model that offered the Bilstein shocks.

  • Well, as far as I know, these coilovers were only offered on ONE model and that was the 2018 SLR limited edition as part of that trim. So it was a very limited run. Someone correct me if I am wrong but thats basically the only model that offered the Bilstein shocks.

    For some reason I had the impression that they were optional on the higher end models over several years, but by looking at parts diagrams it does appear that you are correct.


    Bill

    Madstad 9" windshield, Curb Alert, Paramount Plastics 1.0 rear fender, Sedici Distanza roll Bar Bags, MeanSling hood assist, MeanSling Sport Top w/lift, DDMWorks surge tank, QA1 3-way shocks, sway bar collars

  • I love that it has 10 damping adjustments plus ride adjustment. Making it a 2 way adjustable coilovers

    Would I be assuming wrong that they are also rebuildable?


    Bill

    Madstad 9" windshield, Curb Alert, Paramount Plastics 1.0 rear fender, Sedici Distanza roll Bar Bags, MeanSling hood assist, MeanSling Sport Top w/lift, DDMWorks surge tank, QA1 3-way shocks, sway bar collars

  • Would I be assuming wrong that they are also rebuildable?


    Bill

    Since they're Bilsteins, a known manufacturer of rebuildable shocks, I'd assume they're rebuidable. I bought the single adjustable Bilsteins during a Group Buy many years ago and plan on having them upgraded to double adjustable shocks when I have them rebuilt. It's my understanding that the upgrade cost isn't that much. I read where a Slingshot owner had had his upgraded when he had his Bilsteins rebuilt, so I hope I can still get this done.

  • So I bought these and just got done installing them. Anybody got any suggestions for setting them? They come pre set to “5”. I’m a heavier guy (265) and I don’t quite understand the correlation between rider weight and dial settings and preload.

  • So I bought these and just got done installing them. Anybody got any suggestions for setting them? They come pre set to “5”. I’m a heavier guy (265) and I don’t quite understand the correlation between rider weight and dial settings and preload.

    Set them in the middle and then ride for awhile and see if you want the softer ride or harder for the more performance ride. If you are one that just cruises around you will probably go to the softer side.

  • So I bought these and just got done installing them. Anybody got any suggestions for setting them? They come pre set to “5”. I’m a heavier guy (265) and I don’t quite understand the correlation between rider weight and dial settings and preload.

    Same here. Still figuring out the damping settings. Is lower supposed to be more comfort and higher setting more firm. Wondering what the best comfort setting for longer drives is and for spirited driving etc.