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    I brought a set of Bilstein sports shocks for my C5 with a Z51 suspension. The old rear shocks have a plate on the top for two bolts, that bolts to the bracket on the car. The Bilstein rear shocks did not come with this plate. How can I install the rear Bilstein shocks?

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    Just take the plate off the old shocks and install it on the new shocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner41 View Post
    I brought a set of Bilstein sports shocks for my C5 with a Z51 suspension. The old rear shocks have a plate on the top for two bolts, that bolts to the bracket on the car. The Bilstein rear shocks did not come with this plate. How can I install the rear Bilstein shocks?


    As stated, the plates are removed from the OEM shocks, and then attached to the new shocks being installed.

    Using heavy duty zip ties to compress the shocks during removal, and when installing, makes the job a lot easier. Good luck with it.
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    Thanks a lot. I thought I had made a mistake. I will do juts that. it make sense to me now.


    Quote Originally Posted by LLC5 View Post
    As stated, the plates are removed from the OEM shocks, and then attached to the new shocks being installed.

    Using heavy duty zip ties to compress the shocks during removal, and when installing, makes the job a lot easier. Good luck with it.

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    Thanks, I will do that.

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    Just take the plate off the old shocks and install it on the new shocks.

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