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RE: quattro-digest V4 #1583
> Date: Wed, 7 Jan 1998 10:42:15 -0500 (EST)
> From: Andrew Duane USG/PE <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: Strut prices
> Hairy green toads from Mars made Sachelle Babbar say:
> > I'm looking for something of a performance type strut cart (not necessary,
> > though). I would like to know what performs well,lasts long and is cheap.
> > I actually would try to stay away from the performance strut just because
> > I do a lot of city driving on bad roads. Ive seen like gabriel and monroe
> > for good prices, but don't know. The ones I've got in my car right now are
> > NAPA's. They were priced well and made in Germany (usually that means by
> > the same manufacturer). They worked well, but they didn't handle the power
> > very well of my Turbo (they were in my old 5ks with 2k miles on them).
> > They're a little on the soft side now. I'm looking for something that will
> > last a while. Bilsteins may be too pricey.
> I just had a set of Boge Turbo Gas installed in Angela's 90Q20V.
> The fronts needed struts, too. Total cost was about $500 + 2 hours
> I've used the TG before, and like them a lot. Almost as good as
> Bilstein (with a better ride) for a lot less $$$.
> I have the Koni reds in my 100Q, and am underwhelmed. Gonna replace
> them with Boges when the war chest is replenished.
You (Andrew) paid $500 for four (4) Boge Turbo Gas (just the shock/struts),
I recently paid $437 (incl shipping) for four (4) Bilstein Sport (just the
shock/struts) from RD.
Just how much do you "Bilsteins-are-too-expensive" people think Bilsteins cost?
Enquiring minds want to know,
1991 200 quattro, 81k, car for slippery stuff, where did the snow go?
1988 GTI 16v, 173k, car for non-slippery stuff