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Re: Shocks for 4kq (fwd)
On Sat, 25 Jul 1998, PN wrote:
> I've been casually looking for shocks for my 87 4kcsq for a few months and
> it seems like no one makes them for the q's. What are my options, and if
> anyone has any price info, and opinions on quality, please let me know. I'm
> interested in keeping some ride quality,and also want to keep the price
> down. Speaking of which, if anyone has some aftermarket shocks for sale,
> (new or slightly used) let me know.
I've got the same car and the same situation. Here is what I've found...
read to the bottom, as it's in no particular order.
RD Enterprises: 800-683-2890 / www.shox.com
Imparts: (800) 325-9043 / www.imparts.com
Autobahn International: 503.629.0438 / www.autobahnint.com
MacNeil Automotive: http://www.macneilauto.com/index.htm 1.800.313-7601
Vortrag Motorsports: www.vortrag.com / email todd candey (on list)
Boge Turbo GAS:
H&R Springs: $179.95
Bilstein: (HD rate)
$432.40 (for 4)
* MacNeil has no Konis.
* RD Enterprises didn't say what Bilstein models he quoted (there are
SPORT and HD models). They also sell Eibach, but at full list.
* Autobahn International is sold out of H&R springs (supposedly)
Here are some links detailing applications for the 4kq:
Eibach specs: http://www.eibach.com/cgi-bin/appguide1
Bilstein specs: http://catalog.com/susq/bilstein/baudi.htm
Here is a link to Koni's website:
I have Koni part numbers:
8610-1262 sport ext adj front
86-2086 sport adj, but not ext., rear
courtesy of the Koni web site.
If you've got a lead or go with something, please let us all know.
I've heard that the ranking in order of stiffness is:
Boge Turbo GAS (least)
Bilstein Sport/HD (most)
but that is tantamount to a rumour.
Oh, and MacNeil says 10 days as they have nothing on hand.
Again -- anyone have any aftermarket they wanna sell?
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