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RE: Bilsteins vs BOGE

further to the debate, my ur-quattro 20v (rr) was fitted with boge's from
the factory.  i had been told, and expected to find, bilsteins.  bilsteins
are fitted as oem shocks to my avant.

anyway, the boge's lasted 9 years and 96,000kms but were in poor shape.

the ur-quattro is now fitted with koni's.

'95 rs2
'90 ur-q

> -----Original Message-----
> Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1999 08:20:07 -0400 (EDT)
> From: Andrew Duane USG <duane@hunch.zk3.dec.com>
> Subject: Re: Bilsteins vs BOGE
> Hairy green toads from Mars made Igor Kessel say:
> > You wrote:
> >
> > >The longest I have had a set of Boge's last was little over a year!
> > >No "Life time warranty" either!
> >
> > >Moral of the story:  Bilsteins cost more but they last
> longer, and have a
> > >warranty.  Boge's are a fair, low cost alternative with
> lowcost longevity.
> >
> > Beg to differ here.
> >
> > I've had the Boge Pro-Gas/stock springs on my 200TQ for over 2 years
> > now. The car has seen the Watkins Glen and the Lime Rock
> Q-club events.
> > They last well and I am generally happy with them (the bang
> for the buck
> > factor is good). Not to devalue the Bilsteins tho (which
> will go into my
> > S6 BTW).
> >
> > My Boge also carry the lifetime replacement warranty.
> Got to agree with Igor here.
> Had Boge Pro Gas on my Golf for 5 years and 100K, still worked fine,
> and I'm not an *easy* driver.
> Put a set on Angela's 90Q20V about 2 years/40K ago, they are still
> perfect. Would NEVER hesitate to put another set on any of my cars.
> Would have them on my 100Q if they made them :-(