Shock recommendations?

Phil Rose pjrose at
Sun May 26 12:30:47 EDT 2002

At 7:26 AM -0600 5/26/02, Mike Miller wrote:
>----- Original Message -----
>From: Edward J Kellock <ekellock at>
>>  If you want a similar ride to stock, do not get Bilstein HD's.
>>  They are nothing like stock shocks.
>>  Ed
>>  Colorado Springs
>Ed is certainly right here. The ride is nothing lik stock. I replaced my
>Boges with Bilstein HDs a couple yrs ago. The car is incredibly more stable
>at speed. Gone is that "floating" feeling at 120+. I would say the ride is
>not any harsher, it just feels more solid. I am very pleased with the
>I have to confess though that I have never driven a 91 200q with new boges -
>mine had over 100k on them when replaced. Although they still seemed to be
>good, at that mileage I would suspect they were getting tired.

Imagine that: the new Bilsteins actually improved the ride stability
compared to your 100K+ Boge shocks? And you "suspect" the 100K+ Boge
shocks "were getting tired"? How _could_ that be, I wonder?

Phil Rose
Rochester, NY
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