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I was bringing the car ('85 380SE) to Leesburg to prep for Deutsche Marque Concours on Sun, May 6 - to be held at Turner Farm, corner of Georgetown Pike and Springvale Rd. in Great Falls VA. No charge for spectators, so come on by!
It feels like the passenger's rear tire/wheel is out of balance or there's a dead rear shock on that side. I'll rotate tires front to rear to see if that changes anything.
The archives state the Bilstein Comforts are a good choice for the 420 and 500 engines, but what's the consensus for the 380? I've seen Bilstein's "Touring" line for a BMW E30 3er and they are much less robust in construction than their Sport or HD lines - didn't know if that was the case for their "Comfort" line.
Thanks in advance!
 

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I may be mistaken, but I think your 380 SE takes the same shocks as the 500 SE.

I'm assuming you don't have SLS, in which case you wouldn't have to worry about shocks. :)

Depending on you personal preference, I'd go with Bilstein Comfort (closest to OEM) or HD (firmer ride).

The HD go very well with the H&R lowering sport springs.
 

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I have the Comfort shocks in my SE and they are superb.
 
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