Bilstiens Hds raised my 200

Peter Schulz peschulz at
Fri Jul 26 11:20:45 EDT 2002

Scott is dead on here - difference in ride comfort between gas pressurized and hydraulic shock

even on full "soft" the koni yellow externally adjustable shocks (stock springs) are down right harsh on my CQ below 45 degrees F...

At 08:31 AM 7/26/2002 -0400, you wrote:

>Gas shocks tend to be less harsh than hydraulic only (koni) shocks.  Their
>downside as I've experienced it, is that as the gas shocks get cold (winter
>climes) they tend to "sink" and cause a very harsh ride.  "Undesireable" ride
>height changes can be compensated by shortening the effective length of a gas
>shock vs hydraulic.  Bilstein used to do this, apparently with the combining
>of applications (S4 vs 200, the suspensions are different), the 200 dudes get
>the "shaft" so to speak.
>Scott Justusson

Peter Schulz
1990 CQ
1991 200 20v TQW indigo mica
1991 200 20v TQW titanium grey
Chelmsford, MA USA
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