91 Avant Shock Recommendations

Eric_R_Kissell at whirlpool.com Eric_R_Kissell at whirlpool.com
Thu Nov 20 12:50:39 EST 2003

I do not think this made the list prior to the downtime, so I am 

I just put Koni Sports (yellow) on my 1991 200q 20v. 

These are what Koni calls out for the 1991 200q 20v.  They are adjustable, 
so you can set the amount of damping. I initially set them at 50%, but I 
will probably pull them and turn them up to 75% because the current 
setting is not enough IMO.


Front: Koni 86-1249 Sport       $118.66 each
Rear: Koni 80-2630 Sport        $89.00 each

I have Boge Turbogas on my 1989 200q Avant (FOR SALE - make offer) and I 
like these for that car. Well controlled but not harsh.

I have Bilsteins on my 1986 5000cstq sedan and I like these on that car. 
Slightly stiffer than the Boges on the 1989 but not harsh IMO.  I had 
these in the 1989 briefly, but the wife said she wanted slightly less 
stiffness, so out they came and in went the Boges.

I do not understand why Blau claims you need something special for the 
rear of the Avants.  What is so special about what they offer? As far as I 
can tell, whatever fits the sedans will also fit the Avants. If you want 
more damping, you can go with adjustable yellow or red Konis and turn them 
up or the Bilsteins seemed plenty stiff for my taste. The Boge Turbogas 
does fine as well.

Eric Kissell
1991 200q 20v Avant, Koni Sports (yellow), Ebay Surprise
1989 200q 10v Avant, 1.8 Bar, Boge Turbogas - FOR SALE
1986 5000cstq Sedan, 1.8 Bar, Bilstein HD

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