Part eight of our 2017 Polaris Slingshot project we added a Slingshot Slingshade roof for added style and functionality. For our final mod, we are concentrating 100 percent on upgrading the Slingshot’s handling performance.
The Bilstein Coilover Shock Absorber Kit adds a vast improvement to the suspension and handling compared to the stock shocks of the Slingshot SL. While driving, especially when hitting the corners through twisty roads, it’s noticeably more entertaining. There is a increase in confidence when pushing the SS through corners without worrying about it bouncing through the corners or feeling off-balance. When the road gets rough, the Bilstein shocks absorb the rough patches and recover far better than the stock shocks.
While this was the last modification we did to our Slingshot, in hindsight it should have been the first. Even with the nearly $1,900 price tag, the amount of improvement was worth the cost.
Installation was fairly straightforward. We did have to dip into our automotive tools for a floor jack to raise the rear wheel off the ground and remove some of the panels to gain access to the mounts. The front was straightforward and the whole process took a little over an hour.
With the Bilstein shocks added, that concludes our upgrades to our 2017 SL. For our final video, we are going to put it head to head with a 2018 SLR-LE to see just how close we were able to come. Stay tuned…
|BILSTEIN Coilover Shock Absorber Kit||MSRP: $1,899.99|
NEXT UP: Our 2017 Slingshot SL versus a 2018 SLR-LE