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Old 01-15-2010, 12:29 PM
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How come these things cost $500-900 for most other cars but $1250 for the porsches???
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We're on the selling end but my guess is the cost of tooling for a complete strut is part of it.
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$1250 + new springs. why not buy a complete set of
full adjustable H&R-street coilovers at the same price?
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How come these things cost $500-900 for most other cars but $1250 for the porsches???

That ain't the worst offender! I have Fox Racing Shocks on my Jeep and I think they were $140 each - look up a 911 price for them. Bilstein for Jeeps also are about $100 each. The strut is a much more complicated proposition than the straight monotubes on my Heep.

deit: Current Fox price for non-coilover emulsion shock - $150 each. And there are a ton more options than the few us 993 guys have. http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/...aft-p-639.html

Anyway, I strongly recommend anybody in the market for a sporty reasonably priced shock to give these a try. In other OT news, I noticed Paragon has a KT gauge available similar to the Autometrics one.
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That ain't the worst offender! I have Fox Racing Shocks on my Jeep and I think they were $140 each - look up a 911 price for them. Bilstein for Jeeps also are about $100 each. The strut is a much more complicated proposition than the straight monotubes on my Heep.

deit: Current Fox price for non-coilover emulsion shock - $150 each. And there are a ton more options than the few us 993 guys have. http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/...aft-p-639.html

Anyway, I strongly recommend anybody in the market for a sporty reasonably priced shock to give these a try. In other OT news, I noticed Paragon has a KT gauge available similar to the Autometrics one.
Yea i suppose complexity could be the culprit but i figure in reality they assume that Porsche people have more money and will spend more. I am going to buy new shocks next month and i would love to try these but i had budgeted 800 dollars for the Bilstein hd's i dont know if i can swing the extra 500 bucks for these but well see. It will depend on how much it will cost to have my turbo rebuilt.
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Good luck finding HDs for that amount...
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Originally Posted by Boeing 717 View Post
but i had budgeted 800 dollars for the Bilstein hd's
The best price I have found for Bilstein HSs is $1130 from www.shox.com.
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Originally Posted by Chuck W. View Post
The best price I have found for Bilstein HSs is $1130 from www.shox.com.
Well im seeing on tire rack bilstein HD strut front......234 each
.......................................bilstein Hd rear shock......155 each

$768 dollars total.

http://www.tirerack.com/suspension/S...lar=&brand=all

Am i missing something here???
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Originally Posted by Boeing 717 View Post
Well im seeing on tire rack bilstein HD strut front......234 each
.......................................bilstein Hd rear shock......155 each

$768 dollars total.

http://www.tirerack.com/suspension/S...lar=&brand=all

Am i missing something here???
Per their listing - **For models with 964 chassis only**

Too bad.

Try $381/344 front (why the diff. L & R ?)
$249 ea rear
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Per their listing - **For models with 964 chassis only**

Too bad.
Yea i know i have a 964 turbo. So i should be ok right??
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Originally Posted by Boeing 717 View Post
Yea i know i have a 964 turbo. So i should be ok right??
Didn't realize you were asking about a 964, sorry. I don't know if you would be ok with that but I suspect that's right. The p/n's they list are Bilstein p/n's, I suspect if you go to Bilstein's web site you can get it straight from the horses mouth.
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Originally Posted by 993BillW View Post
Didn't realize you were asking about a 964, sorry. I don't know if you would be ok with that but I suspect that's right. The p/n's they list are Bilstein p/n's, I suspect if you go to Bilstein's web site you can get it straight from the horses mouth.
Thanks Bill, i should have mentioned i have a 964. But i saw this post for the new Koni's.
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Originally Posted by Jason @ Paragon Products View Post
Ok, perhaps you were speaking of the FSD...that's correct, they are a different animal...but a really cool animal! We just had an online Koni Dealer meeting and McLaren F1 will once again run Koni's with FSD technology for 2010.
So will the 993 ever see the FSD technology. Or does this just add to the list of cool stuff that we can never get for the 993.
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http://www.paragon-products.com/product_p/2100-4112.htm

The 964 and 996 FSD are on the way to us. We don't yet have an eta on the 993 FSD units but I'll keep you guys posted. We're checking with Holland now.
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