Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 21:21:04 -0400
From: Four Weis <mweinopsamcom>
Subject: Re: BILSTEIN OR KONI


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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