[s-cars] RE: [200q20v] Need advice: Koni or Bilstein
munrof at sympatico.ca
Fri Jul 27 22:31:39 EDT 2001
I'm running Koni Sports in my '94 UrS4. Over the 15,000 km I've had them,
I've adjusted wear out twice as they have gotten soft. They are now set at
half stiffness. They work well, but the wear is a PITA. I've ordered
Bilstein HDs, but they are back-ordered at Shox.com.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris Covington" <malth at umich.edu>
To: "Lee M. Levitt" <lee at wheelman.com>
Cc: "Martin, Gary G" <MartinGG at aetna.com>; "'200q20v'"
<200q20v at audifans.com>; "'AUDI S Cars Discussion List'"
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Sent: Friday, July 27, 2001 12:57 PM
Subject: RE: [s-cars] RE: [200q20v] Need advice: Koni or Bilstein
> So Konis and Bilstein/Boge are apples and oranges basically. Hydraulic
> vs. Gas, and if you go gas, might as well get Boges. It seems like
> everyone has already ruled out Konis for whatever reason (that I disagree
> with). But if you want to pay $$$ (which you will with Koni or bilstein),
> might as well get the Konis.
> '91 200q20v
> On Fri, 27 Jul 2001, Chris Covington wrote:
> > Doesn't Koni also have some sort of lifetime warranty? What I'm saying
> > that Bilsteins and Boge Turbo Gases are basically in the same league
> > (non-rebuildable gas pressure shocks), and Konis a bit higher because
> > they are rebuildable, not simply warranty-backed. I think you could get
> > sets of Turbo Gases for the price of 1 bilstein set, so I'd rather pay
> > the Boge swap later down the road, if it's even necessary, rather than
> > fork over a large bundle right away for Bilsteins just for the security
> > of the warranty.
> > Chris
> > '91 200q20v
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