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HD Front Strut - 240 260

Bilstein B6 - 34181539 - 274235 - 100196

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Bilstein B6
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100261, 21030314, 271579, 273393, 273704, 273704TG, 274235, 32327F, 34181539, 365006, 38253006448, 38253006449, 38253006450, 38253006451, 38253006469, 38253006500, 5266140001, F4P360081H1

Product Description


The choice for the truly discriminating driver, Bilstein HDs offer handling so superior, they're capable of damping wheel movement as small as 2mm. And that's smooth.

Most stock shocks just don't have enough damping on compression and rebound. The result is mushy transitional performance, brake dive, choppy feel on expansion joint and in some cases, suspension crash through.

Explaining how Bilstein HDs improve ride with increased damping is difficult. How can the ride be smoother and feel plusher if the shock is stiffer? A big part of improvement comes from Bilstein's patented digressive valving system that helps soak up initial shock loads before full damping is achieved. This takes off the edge of most impacts and completely changes the feel of the car.

An unusually high number of customers have called back with praise of Bilsteins. One customer went so far as to say, "You guys are too subtle in your ads for these things, you've got to let people know that this is the fix!"

Potential Product Fitment Issues

Does not fit late model 240s with ABS (Anti-Lock Brakes).

Many later model ABS 240s have a strut tube with a smaller inner diameter. Volvo does not acknowledge this as a different application since the inner diameter is not considered a critical dimension by the factory. Since the Bilstein HD has a larger body than the OE supplied Sachs/Boge unit, the inner tube fit can be very tight. We do not list them on later cars for this reason, but some customers choose to fit them anyway.

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