Audi 5kT: Shocks for H&R springs

Ameer Antar antar at
Sun Aug 4 17:09:45 EDT 2002

So this car I'm working on ('85 5kT FWD) is gonna need a suspension rebuild
too. So while the block gets cleaned up, I figured it would be a good time
to change the struts and springs. I'm planning on getting the H&R 1.5"
lowering springs, but I'm not sure what shocks to get. I assume the OE Boge
(Automatic?) shocks wouldn't keep up w/ the springs, so I was thinking of
getting the Boge Turbo Gas shocks. Any comments on that? Also I'm not sure
where to find 'em, although I saw the rear ones advertised on a VW site.
Any sources?? I want shocks w/ lifetime warranties. All Boge shocks come w/
that. Bilstein's are too, but I'm a little hesitant, as I've heard the ride
can be harsh, and they're WAY more expensive than the Boge units. I was
thinking of KYB, but I don't think they have quite the heritage as the
other brands, and I couldn't find any warranty info. Forget Monroe shocks,
even though they're lifetimes. Any advice or experiences welcomed. As
always, TIA!


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