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Installed a pair of Bilstein B6s (24-268929) on the rear of our '13 EX-L last night. Paid $83ea from Summit Racing. Free shipping and received in 3 days (south Louisiana). Took about 45min in the driveway because, luckily, I did not have to contend with rusted or corroded bolts. The Honda OEM shock was shot on the driver side. The OEM shock on passenger side was ok, but you're supposed to replace in pairs. Honestly, I bought the B6 has just for the blue and yellow Bilstein color. Drove for 20 minutes last night and could immediately tell a difference. Wife is as excited as I am.
 

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Installed a pair of Bilstein B6s (24-268929) on the rear of our '13 EX-L last night. Paid $83ea from Summit Racing. Free shipping and received in 3 days (south Louisiana). Took about 45min in the driveway because, luckily, I did not have to contend with rusted or corroded bolts. The Honda OEM shock was shot on the driver side. The OEM shock on passenger side was ok, but you're supposed to replace in pairs. Honestly, I bought the B6 has just for the blue and yellow Bilstein color. Drove for 20 minutes last night and could immediately tell a difference. Wife is as excited as I am.
Does it feel stiffer and more in ctrl?
 

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How does it feel at freeway speed? Does it make the SUV too bumpy and jittery or is it still compliant and smooth?
 

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I've been able to drive it over the past days across well known bumpy areas on the interstate and our 23mi long causeway. It's def a marked improvement. I would say its firm, but not uncomfortable. The rear B6's feel very responsive. Our rides are much 'less eventful'👍 I'm very glad we spent the extra $60 on the Bilstein pair (over KBY's or Monroes). I feel on our pothole and bump filled roads these 'heavier duty' shocks will hold up over time. Though I do think they are tuned somewhat specifically for each vehicle.
 

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Thanks for the feedback. I ordered a set of rear B6's from Tire Rack and am looking forward to getting them installed and enjoying the better ride. The Monroe OESpectrum I installed a year ago were a complete waste of money and my install time.
 

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Just installed B6's front and rear. Night and day from oem and it feels great! I prefer a stiffer ride and this gives me that.
 

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Installed Bilstein B6 struts and rear shock recently after waiting for years until the Bilstein models were available. Ordered them immediately when Tire Rack online stated they were available.

I have had trouble with the OE Honda struts and shocks from the start. Have had the struts replaced under warranty with only limited time of improvement/restoration of original ride. The major point of the failure of the parts is that there seems to be no "jounce" control of the rebound and well as the "soft" compression of the unit when you hit a bump or irregularity. Waited for 8 long years before the Bilsteins became available.

Immediate difference in handling! The ride is now firm and smooth, period. Vehicle is extremely controllable. Worth the wait and the money. The stock units as well as the KYB replacements only provided limited control for a short time. They never exhibited the smooth control ride provided by the Bilstein units.
 

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Too bad they did not make these for the gen 1 pilot .
 
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