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

Lee M. Levitt lee at wheelman.com
Fri Jul 27 13:45:29 EDT 2001

Chris Covington [mailto:malth at umich.edu] writes:

> I had Konis in my old CQ and they were great.  Never wore out, and they're
> rebuildable unlike the Bilstein (plus the adjustable factor is nice).
> IMO, if you want gas shocks save $$$ and get the Boge Turbo Gas.  The
> only advantage Bilstein has over those is the warranty, neither one is
> rebuildable.  Right now I have Turbo Gases in my 200q20v (stock
> springs) and they're more than adequate.

Since Bilstein has a lifetime warranty on their shocks, and will replace
them at no charge, I'm not sure of the concern here. BTW, I've run a number
of sets of Bilsteins, and have never had to make a claim. Friend of mine
did, and got a new set with no questions asked.

BTW, I *love* the Bilsteins in my S6 avant. I thought they were going to be
harsh...but they are not at all.

'95.5 S6 avant
'96 A6 quattro avant

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