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Old 11-26-2012, 01:04 PM
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Default Bilstein vs. Koni vs. Sachs

I have read most of the threads I could find on here and Pelican, but haven't seen a comp review.

My right, front shock on my '84 US is n/g (tire rub on even minor bumps). The car will never be raced. I see that the Sachs is least expensive, with the Bilstein at the top price point. Is there a need for Konis or Bilsteins for a nice "daily driver"? Do they all fit without modification (the sales sites say "yes", but I've seen scuttlebutt to the contrary). Any help would be appreciated, I could save up to $200/ pair, but not be happy.

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Old 11-26-2012, 01:16 PM
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Get the Boge/Sachs. You'll appreciate the new shock ride and save a few bucks.

The issues with shock replacement are in using and re-using the height adjusters. The issue you face is if the threads are seized or the rear tubes won't press off. Find some pics or the PET drawings if that's not clear.
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Thanks for the reply.
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Is any of the vendors working on a Koni FSD shock for 928?
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Here's a discussion I started a while back: https://rennlist.com/forums/928-foru...-bilstein.html
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I would suggest to get a full set of Bilstiens,
they will come with new perches and collars,
then its a simple process of swapping over the springs and the top mounts.

They work very well with stock springs,
you will lose the floaty Caddilac ride that you get from the Boges
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Koni Reds w/ Eibach springs. Rock on

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I appreciate all of the feedback.

Mickster: thanks for the shared link.

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Originally Posted by Mrmerlin View Post
I would suggest to get a full set of Bilstiens,
they will come with new perches and collars,
then its a simple process of swapping over the springs and the top mounts.
Some Bilstein's seem to come with spring plates which are not properly protected against elements. They rust very quickly unless something is done to them before installation.
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