Shock-ing question

Shayne thequattroking at
Sat Mar 9 17:20:05 EST 2002

On average I replace the Boge shocks once a year.  Yeah, bad roads.  The
cars with Bilsteins never.  Some of them have 100K on them.  Still perform
like new.  The only car left with Boge shocks is the 200 and it gets
Bilsteins next time around.

Shayne P.

1972 MB 280 SEL 4.5
1984 4ksq
1986 MB 560 SEL
1991 v8q5
1991 200q Sedan
1992 S4

Parting:  1972 Mercedes Benz 280 SE 4.5

> From: Chris Covington <malth at>
> Date: Sat, 9 Mar 2002 19:54:46 -0500 (EST)
> To: Noelle Beaudin <nobeau at>
> Cc: Audi 200 <200q20v at>
> Subject: Re: Shock-ing question
> I like my Boge Turbogases myself.  Not harsh, I believe they have a
> lifetime warranty of some sort but I'm not sure, and not too expensive.
> I don't buy the Bilstein "good for life" thing.  At twice the price, for
> me, I'd rather change Boges every 75K, or whatever, then trust a Bilstein
> with 75K on it vs. a Boge with 0K.  I've seen a lot of posts on this board
> and the s-car-list of blown Bilsteins... I bet they're no more reliable
> than Boges, except that people think they must be because their original
> Boges needed replacement and their "brand new" Bilsteins with 10K are
> just fine.
> Chris
> '91 200q20v
> On Thu, 7 Mar 2002, Noelle Beaudin wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> I have Bilstein shocks on my 200q20v avant.  Unfortunately,
>> the driver's side shock is totally knackered.  Instead of
>> Bilstein, are there any shocks that are highly recommended?
>> *Especially* if you live in Central New Hampshire where
>> the majority of the roads are dirt tracks with potholes
>> large enough to hide a giraffe in....  Does anyone on
>> the list live around here and had better/different
>> experience with other shocks?  Just curious.
>> --
>> nkb
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