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    They were torqued and used blue loctite when needed.

    They were installed correctly. It's well known that the Vi-king/solid upper will produce NVH.
     
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    That's more a Viking thing than a shock mount thing. Things you choose to live with for performance :handsinair:. On Steeda, Ford Performance shocks they do not, based on more than 10k miles with each of them :)
     
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    I'm not complaining in the slightest, just transparent with customers.
     
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    Yes, the Bilsteins are a direct replacement when using OEM mounts. And very much yes, you’ll enjoy them.
     
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    #20 IPOGT, Jun 30, 2020
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    Follow up guys,
    Had the Bilstein shocks and struts installed, replacing the Performance Pack units in the Ford street handling pack.
    I liked the setup as it was, for the record.
    Post Bilstein, the car feels more composed. Oddly, it feels better supported. It's odd, but while driving, I perceive a height difference from previous, and it did raise the car visually by about an 8th to a quarter inch.
    It looks perfect. On the highway, it feels like the stability is enhanced.
    Turn in on the off ramp is sharper. Normal sub-city driving the car feels ever slightly stiffer, also odd that road imperfections are less pronounced, dramatic and more comfortably composed.
    Note: none of this are night and day differences.
    This is all about subtle differences and the PP kit is really good, but this is the next level... feels more refined, defined and comfortable at the same time while still improving the handling.
    I may add they work great with the Ford X springs.
     
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    Bilstein shocks are awesome.
     
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    Yes , installed Bilsteins only with PP springs and it's so much better. The ride has improved and the handling too , I just did not want to go too far and start changing everything otherwise I would have got magnaride form the outset. You will not be disappointed with Bilstein shocks.
     
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    100% recommended. Glad to hear they work great with the PP springs. If they had PP autos in 16, I would have just changed the dampers as you did. But, I'll mention they really work well with my Ford X springs that came with my street handling kit. Thanks for your vote of confidence!
     
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