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All I'm wondering is if those Bilstein part numbers are comparable in stiffness and ride quality or better than the Sachs because a few parts places said Bilstein doesn't make rear shocks for my car. I'm not sure how to find out if they are actual OEM replacements, or just shocks that happen to fit. And I don't know how to find that out other than calling Bilstein, buying them and trying, or asking someone who has tried it.

Sorry if my first post wasn't clear...
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Last year I got B6 Bilstein from autoanything. I first order B4 but after talking to customer service i return B4. They have free shipping on both return and sending new B6.
They are base in San diego and the have excellent customer service. The front shock has preset snap ring for the height that is set for my car. Before i put the order i call them to make sure that i will get the right one to avoid double charge for the installation.
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Last year I got B6 Bilstein from autoanything. I first order B4 but after talking to customer service i return B4. They have free shipping on both return and sending new B6.
They are base in San diego and the have excellent customer service. The front shock has preset snap ring for the height that is set for my car. Before i put the order i call them to make sure that i will get the right one to avoid double charge for the installation.
You adjust the snap ring yourself. It doesnít come preset to anything other than it being at the top setting, which would set ride height crazy high.

You put snap ring to either match current place or point lower (Iím going lower as Iím putting new springs on top as they were very inexpensive)
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You adjust the snap ring yourself. It doesnít come preset to anything other than it being at the top setting, which would set ride height crazy high.

You put snap ring to either match current place or point lower (Iím going lower as Iím putting new springs on top as they were very inexpensive)
Before i took my car to indy for the installation. i talked to mbworld forum member who has the same setup "B6 with original spring 08 RWD SP1" about the ring setting and was told that he use the shocks as is.
Same thing for me, nothing has been touched/moved, as my indy shop install as it was received.
I think that it does come preset for my car height.
After the installation, I measure the center of the front wheel opening and it's about 3/8 inch taller compare to my old failed oe shocks with same original spring.
The front of car does looks the same as before and does not look taller from the distance until i measure it.
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Pretty sure there are no B6s for 4matic sports, and I'm not even sure the B4s are correct, but I'm probably going to get them anyway.
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Ordered the following Bilstein part numbers:

24-260619
24-260749
24-263221 (x2)

Total cost ~$420 shipped.

Will update when they get installed. Hopefully they're at least approximately the right stiffness/length...
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