[s-cars] RE: [200q20v] Need advice: Koni or Bilstein

Tiberius Gaius c123666 at earthlink.net
Thu Jul 26 22:40:21 EDT 2001

We put konis on our 95 s6; mistake.  We should've gone for the bilsteins
just like we put on the 911 and the benz diesels; much better shock for the


----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin, Gary G" <MartinGG at aetna.com>
To: "'200q20v'" <200q20v at audifans.com>; "'AUDI S Cars Discussion List'"
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Sent: Thursday, July 26, 2001 4:29 PM
Subject: [s-cars] RE: [200q20v] Need advice: Koni or Bilstein

> I had Koni sports on my 94 S4. Installed them with rebound damping set at
> about 4 out of 10 (scale soft to hard) . Initially I thought the rebound
> a bit much, but after 6 months, it was better, but after another 6 months,
> the rebound was not enough and the car didn't handle well. To me, this
> the shocks were wearing out. I could have pulled them out and cranked up
> rebound, but I felt they should not wear this fast, and didn't feel like
> pulling them out every year to crank up the rebound. So instead I pulled
> them and replaced with Bilsteins. Very happy with the Bils. Maybe a bit
> harsh on compression, but I can live with that. I also put Bils on my 200
> Avant. YMM very definitely V, but I've heard other complaints about Konis,
> but some people love them. I'd be interested in others experiences.
> Gary
> 91 200 20v Avant
> 94 UrS4
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> Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2001 3:45 PM
> To: malth at umich.edu; 200q20v at audifans.com
> Subject: [200q20v] Need advice: Koni or Bilstein
> Before you say why not replace my Bilsteins (broken left front and right
> rear) under warranty -- I bought the car with them already installed, so
> not the original owner.
> That said, I'd like to hear the opinions from those of you who've tried
> both.
>  I have sachs Springs (similar to Eibachs) and I've been advised that
> (if setup correctly) give a nicer ride.  I liked my bilstein sports on the
> v8q very much, although they could be harsh at times.
> -Ingo
> '91 200q20v with a few mods...
> http://members.aol.com/Quattringo/index.html
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