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  • #28080
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    has anybody installed bilstein shocks into VN commodore struts? Are they a direct replacement with the original shocks or do the struts need modifications to accept the bilstein shocks like the VT to VE commodores

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    I dont know vn. But vs yeah its an insert that has to be modified into the existing strut its not a direct fit. So if vn is same same as vs then yes.

     

    Be like this same deal

    fitting koni inserts to gm struts guide vn/vz

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    I thought the Bilsteins needed a top mount sleeve welded on?

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    I thought the Bilsteins needed a top mount sleeve welded on?

     

    could be right I assumed they are the same as koni

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    Nah pretty sure you cut the tops off and weld on the new part.. I may be wrong it’s happened in the past  ;-)

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    I thought the Bilsteins needed a top mount sleeve welded on?

     

     

    you are correct

    https://forums.justcommodores.com.au/threads/bilstein-shock-inserts-a-quick-how-to.234183/

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    It turns out that the bilstein shocks fit into VB to VP struts as a direct replacement for the standard shock, I brought a set and have installed them with no modifications required.

    Turns out these were used in most brock group a cars the walkinshaw and Vn group a.

    the weld on sleeve is only required for VR onwards.

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    ^^^ that sounds about right,  I’ve got Bilstein shock inserts in my VH and it was done without welding anything.

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    Great info, my last VB was only 3 years old when I got it so it’s been awhile…

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