Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 20:20:00 -0400
From: "Ken Freeman" <kenfreemannopsamlepc.com>
Subject: Re: BILSTEIN OR KONI


If your car is drifting and the steering is dead, I'd have the alignment checked, with special attention to loose stuff in the suspension, allowing the vehicle to drift! I'd only address the shocks after all the pivoting bits are sound and the geometry is right. Ken "Four Weis" <mweinopsamcom> wrote in message news:3CC60880.24C5DF10nopsamcom... > Look for previously owned Bilsteins since you are going to keep the car > for only 1 or 2 more years. People have installed the Bilsteins and were > thrilled with the ride for a while. Then they get tired of the stiff ride > and take off the Bilsteins. You should be able to get a set for a good > discount. > > The Konis are adjustable, but are they worth the expense since you will be > keeping the car for a short time. I don't know if the Konis will help the > resale value, but Saabs are notorious for not holding their resale value. > > Hmmm wrote: > > > Hi, > > > > I've decided to bite the bullet! > > > > My car - 1997 Saab 900S 2.3 litre coupe > > > > My wheels - 16" Viking with Dunlop something-or-others... low-ish > > profile > > > > My springs - standard > > > > My shocks - standard > > > > My problem - car starting to wander off centre, steering dead until > > half-lock, car feels a little unpredictable when turning hard (outside > > corner dips), braking (nose dips) - it's not that bad but I want BMW > > dynamics! > > > > My plan - Koni adjustable ($$$) or Bilstein heavy duty ($$) shocks all > > 'round > > > > I do not want to go to the trouble and expense of replacing springs as > > I will only have the car for another 1-2 years. > > > > Questions... > > > > 1. Will I notice a BIG difference? > > 2. Which are better for general city/highway driving? > > 3. Are Bilstein HD shocks adjustable? I get conflicting opinions... > > 4. Are Koni's worth the extra money? >

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