Fw: [ba] Looking for shock recommendations

Dan Hamren dan at magnitude-electronics.com
Mon Oct 1 11:26:03 EDT 2001

I had a wierd set up in my Coupe Gt.. Konis in the front and Bilstiens in
the back.. don't ask me if this worked perfectly..( I was just a 20 year old
kid at the time).. The car had sway bars, and 15 inch BBS rims and sticky
rubber.. so needless to say it handled pretty good.. I have had great
experience with the Bilsteins in my Range Rover.. After 100k the first set
wore out.. I paid for a new set.. sent the old ones back.. and was credited
in full by Rovers North.  LIFETIME WARRANTEE!! Not to mention they are
pretty damn good!  Id go with the Bilsteins..  From what others have said
over the years on the mother list..KYB's are cheap for a reason.. they don't
last.. I have 50k on the second set and they are fine....

MY .02

Dan Hamren
Sales Representative
Magnitude Electronics LLC.
870 Mahler Rd Burlingame CA 94010
Tel 650-259-1890 Fax 650-259-1891
AOL/Yahoo I.M. HamrenDan

----- Original Message -----
From: "audion" <audion at serversmiths.com>
To: <ba-group at audifans.com>
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2001 4:10 PM
Subject: [ba] Looking for shock recommendations

> Checked the archives but there's no search ability.
> Since the list-maestro has stated that I can ask my questions on the BA
> I'll wade in again. As it is, I'm on too many lists already and wouldn't
> really be able to use a high traffic list anyway (wouldn't be able to keep
> up).
> I'm still on the stock shocks on my '82 coupe and they're actually pretty
> okay to this day.
> But I need to R&R the balljoints and the strut bushings so it seems like
> it's either now or never for the shocks.
> I ride motorcycles and get the bulk of my go-fasty out of my system on
> so ratcheting up road vibration in the name of better handling is not high
> on my list.
> That said, I'd obviously like to get the best compromise between ride
> comfort/handling. On bikes the Ohlins give the best overall comfort along
> with the best overall handling but they come with the big buck price tag.
> The Balufen site has Bilsteins for $119. I know of the name but not what
> their known characteristics are. I put KYB gas-struts on a Volksie bus
> ago and did not like the increased stiffness.
> All tips/advice welcomed.
> Thanks
> M./
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