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Old 05-05-2002, 06:58 PM   #1
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What shocks to get?

I have h&r race springs...should i get Bilstein's or Koni Adjustable's? I know i can't go wrong with bilstein's but my friend that knows his cars says get the Koni's...b/c they are ride adjustable..and he's installed them on many cars and everyone loves 'em..let me know what u think..thanks
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Old 05-05-2002, 07:06 PM   #2
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Bilsteins are supposed to be more durable and last longer. I personally prefer gas shocks over oil shocks, but if you insist on having adjustability then you'll have to get the Koni's. Too bad Bilstein doesn't sell the adjustable shocks in the PSS9 alone.

BTW I had Bilsteins before and I love them! Very quick responding yet never harsh. I can see why Bilstein claims it's not necessary to adjust the damping manually.
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Old 05-05-2002, 10:27 PM   #3
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does anyone else have any recommendations on which shock to get?
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Old 05-06-2002, 11:12 PM   #4
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I have the PSS9's and recommend either a non-adjustable Bilstein or a Koni Single adjustable. Can't go wrong with either although you have more options down the road with the Koni's. They can be rebuilt or custom valved more easily than the Bilsteins.
BTW, ALL shocks are oil filled.
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Old 05-07-2002, 01:11 AM   #6
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I like my Bilstein shocks on my E36. They works great with the Hamann springs.
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Old 05-07-2002, 02:11 AM   #7
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i got the koni yellows and i really like them

where in van u from
I live in south vanc...i haven't met u yet...u gotta dope car...i was gonna get those rims...how much did u get the koni yellow's for?
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Old 05-07-2002, 02:37 AM   #8
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BTW, ALL shocks are oil filled.
That's correct. I should have said that I prefer monotube shocks over twintube shocks. It's just that people often refer to monotube shocks as "gas shocks". Monotubes utilize both gas and oil, where twintubes can be either oil-only or gas & oil.

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Old 05-07-2002, 04:27 AM   #9
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I live in south vanc...i haven't met u yet...u gotta dope car...i was gonna get those rims...how much did u get the koni yellow's for?
i think he got them around 1200 cdn
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Old 05-07-2002, 04:29 AM   #10
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I have H&R race with Bilstein shox. Pretty happy with it so far. But thinking about going coilovers since it's adjustable. I got my Bilsteins for about $800 CDN
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I have H&R race with Bilstein shox. Pretty happy with it so far. But thinking about going coilovers since it's adjustable. I got my Bilsteins for about $800 CDN
where did u get the bilstein's for 800cdn?
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Old 05-08-2002, 11:54 AM   #12
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thx for everyone's input...I ordered the koni adjustables...they should be here in 7-10 days...
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