Shock recommendations?

Linus Toy linust at
Sat May 25 00:55:37 EDT 2002

At 08:51 PM 5/24/2002 -0400, Brett Dikeman wrote:
>At 5:48 PM -0400 5/24/02, Bryan Foster wrote:
>>   I also read something about the '90 V8 shocks being the same as
>>the '91 200.

Hmmm...not sure why you and Taka think this.  Go check the FA.  P/N's for
the front and rear shocks ARE the same for the '90 V8 and '91 200q.  For
'91-on, the V8 does show different p/n's.  FWIW, Koni specs the same
shock/strut inserts for the '91 200q and the V8.  Bilstein does as well,
but you won't find it on their US website--go to the German one.

>>   Will I have better luck asking for V8 shocks?  Already went
>>through some hassle trying to get a quote from
>...that should help.  It was from Greg Amy, who answered me asking
>almost the exact same question(except I knew I wanted Bilsteins/H&Rs,
>because I had rode in his car/driven it once, and liked the combo.)

Greg's site specs the Bilstein Sport (Sprint in Europe) part numbers,
intended for lowered cars.
Other p/n's:
Bilstein HD (Sport in Europe):  front:  P36-0370   rear:  B46-2065
Koni:  front:  86-2149 sport  rear:  80-2630 sport

>>Finally, are there other suspension components I should think about
>>replacing in addition to the shocks?  I don't want to go overboard, but I
>>do want a tight ride, and no problems later on.

As Taka notes, tend to the rubber bits.  Depending on mileage and whether
or not previously done, front bushings (sub-frame, control arm, sway-bar)
make a big difference.

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