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Re: [Robert Shain: Source for Boge Audi Shocks]
>Thanks. What a coincidence. I see you driving down the road and an hour
>later there is mail from you. Wouldn't mind riding around the block on
So, it IS the SAME Bob Shain! Yes, that is a funny coincidence, isn't it!
Sure, I'd be
happy to let you see what the Monroes are like. We just have to figure out
when. I 'spose that it might be convenient for me to stop at your place on
my way home - would that work for you some day?
I had mixed feelings about using the Monroes - you know, the usual "German
always superior, especially for a German car" sort of thing. I honestly
think that its true for some things - certainly, I'd only use original
equipment for just about everything
else I can think of, except maybe brake pads.... but the Monroes do have
a good rep....
I should also tell you that I thought my strut inserts were ok. Alright,
103k miles is a long
way for "shocks," but the car passed the classic "bounce it 3 time" test and
was unperturbed on rough pavement. Nevertheless, I could easily compress
inserts when they were out. Much too easily. (moral: the suspension
geometry is very
forgiving of bad dampers) With the Monroes, the whole car feels a lot
tighter. Its subtle,
but much nicer.
I had the work done at NTW's Spring Hill Rd. shop. When I saw how easily
struts come out, I thought that I'd made a mistake in not doing it myself.
Next time! (on
the next car that is.. a non-transferable lifetime warrantee on parts and
labor is part of
MTS Dept G057