Audi 5kT: Shocks sources??

Ameer Antar antar at
Sun Aug 4 19:21:03 EDT 2002

Also I'd really appreciate links to the cheapest source for Bilstein's or
Boge. I have one for Bilstein's:

for boge:



At 04:28 PM 8/4/2002, TM wrote:
>Bilstein Sport, with Boge Turbo Gas being a distant second.
>You'll kill OEM shocks with those springs.
>Forget KYB, Monroe, etc.
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>Subject: Audi 5kT: Shocks for H&R springs
>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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