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

Derek Pulvino dbpulvino at hotmail.com
Sun Jul 29 04:12:51 EDT 2001


Had the same experience trying to get the HD's for my car through them.  
Finally gave up after them having my money and no delivery for 3 months or 
so.  Went through a company in Atlanta called Top Notch Auto Accessories ( 
www.topnotchauto.com ).

They gave the same backorder from Bilstein spiel I'd gotten from shox.com, 
but unlike shox, delivered as promised within a week.  Prices were comprable 
as well.

Found their name last December surfing the V8 list at audifans.  They had 
recently done a group purchase, so I was able to still get the group 
purchase price, even though I'd come in several months after fact.

Derek P

>From: "Fred Munro" <munrof at sympatico.ca>
>To: "Lee M. Levitt" <lee at wheelman.com>, "Chris Covington" <malth at umich.edu>
>CC: "Martin, Gary G" <MartinGG at aetna.com>, "'200q20v'" 
><200q20v at audifans.com>, "'AUDI S Cars Discussion List'" 
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>Subject: Re: [s-cars] RE: [200q20v] Need advice:  Koni or Bilstein
>Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 21:31:39 -0400
>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.
>Fred Munro
>'94 S4
>----- 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 
> > with).  But if you want to pay $$$ (which you will with Koni or 
> > might as well get the Konis.
> >
> > Chris
> > '91 200q20v
> >
> > On Fri, 27 Jul 2001, Chris Covington wrote:
> >
> > > Doesn't Koni also have some sort of lifetime warranty?  What I'm 
> > > 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 
> > > 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 
> > > of the warranty.
> > >
> > > Chris
> > > '91 200q20v
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
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