bilsteins vs. kyb

Bob DAmato bob at
Mon Jun 9 18:22:10 EDT 2003

Ive never had any luck with KYB's. They seem fine for about 4 months
then they are completely shot. This has been true for every one I had,
from mercedes to fiat to audi. Not worth it if they were $10 IMO. Id
wait until you can afford the bilsteins.

Rokas Reipa wrote:

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>Hey everyone. The ride on my 93 100s has gotten beyond nauseating. Looks
>like it's time to do shocks/struts. I have always been a fan of bilsteins;
>two of our family cars have them and they're fantastic. However, with my
>student budget, I would almost need to get a small loan to be able to buy
>them...a set of four bilstein shocks/struts is 400$. However, a set of 4 KYB
>gr-2's is half the price. I can afford the KYB's. I cannot (yet) afford the
>Bilsteins. I want a firm ride that will last and I know bilsteins last a
>long time. Should I wait till I can afford bilsteins or should I go ahead
>and get the KYB's now? KYB's are supposedly manufactured using the same
>techniques/processes as bilsteins. Opinions? Thanks,
>93 100s

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