Date: Wed, 06 Sep 2000 21:55:37 GMT
From: "Keith Grider" <bettynopsamam.columbus.rr.com>
Subject: Re: Boge VS. Tokico shocks


This is a multi-part message in MIME format. ------=_NextPart_000_0127_01C0182B.8FDC1740 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable David, I don't know what your expectations are here. If you wish to have a 'as = new' experience, I would try to secure a set of OEM shocks. My = experience with aftermarket shocks is abysmal on foreign cars. The = Tokico's are much stiffer than the originals. This comment is based on a = set for my 1986 Mazda turbo. I am not a 'boy racer' and like a taught = yet compliant feel as was original on the mazda and is on my saabs. = These tokico shocks were the 'economy' non-adjustable type. I was told = that the adjustable types start with their lowest stiffness at the = setting on the 'economy' non-adjustable version. They were 80.00 ea and = not worth it. It seems that the aftermarket 'performance' shock is a = stiffer than stock version. The others I have bought as 'oe' replacement = at a local parts store didn't seem to last very long (~ 2 yr.) before = the seals leaked all the gas and oil out! The saabsite and the townsend site have suggestions for shocks as well. Keith Grider "David M. Green" <mercmoonnopsamhlink.net> wrote in message = news:39B6B7CB.7FAD275Cnopsamhlink.net... What has been the experience (if any) on these two sets of=20 shocks on a circa 1987 Saab 900 Turbo convertible?=20 I am contemplating either, and while price really isn't too much=20 a consideration, there is nonetheless a huge price difference=20 between them.=20 Also, where on Long Island are either available (besides a=20 Saab dealer)?=20 David M. Green=20 ------=_NextPart_000_0127_01C0182B.8FDC1740 Content-Type: text/html; charset="iso-8859-1" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> <HTML><HEAD> <META http-equiv=3DContent-Type content=3D"text/html; = charset=3Diso-8859-1"> <META content=3D"MSHTML 5.50.4207.2601" name=3DGENERATOR> <STYLE></STYLE> </HEAD> <BODY bgColor=3D#ffffff> <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>David,</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT> </DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>I don't know what your expectations are = here. If=20 you wish to have a 'as new' experience, I would try to secure a set of = OEM=20 shocks. My experience with aftermarket shocks is abysmal on foreign = cars. The=20 Tokico's are much stiffer than the originals. This comment is based on a = set for=20 my 1986 Mazda turbo. I am not a 'boy racer' and like a taught yet = compliant feel=20 as was original on the mazda and is on my saabs. These tokico shocks = were the=20 'economy' non-adjustable type. I was told that the adjustable types = start with=20 their lowest stiffness at the setting on the 'economy' non-adjustable = version.=20 They were 80.00 ea and not worth it. It seems that the aftermarket = 'performance'=20 shock is a stiffer than stock version. The others I have bought as 'oe'=20 replacement at a local parts store didn't seem to last very long (~ 2 = yr.)=20 before the seals leaked all the gas and oil out!</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT> </DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>The saabsite and the townsend site have = suggestions=20 for shocks as well.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT> </DIV> <DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Keith Grider</FONT></DIV> <BLOCKQUOTE dir=3Dltr=20 style=3D"PADDING-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; = BORDER-LEFT: #000000 2px solid; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <DIV>"David M. Green" <<A=20 href=3D"mailto:mercmoonnopsamhlink.net">mercmoonnopsamhlink.net</A>> = wrote in=20 message <A=20 = href=3D"news:39B6B7CB.7FAD275Cnopsamhlink.net">news:39B6B7CB.7FAD275Cnopsam= hlink.net</A>...</DIV>What=20 has been the experience (if any) on these two sets of <BR>shocks on a = circa=20 1987 Saab 900 Turbo convertible?=20 <P>I am contemplating either, and while price really isn't too much = <BR>a=20 consideration, there is nonetheless a huge price difference = <BR>between them.=20 <P>Also, where on Long Island are either available (besides a <BR>Saab = dealer)?=20 <P>David M. Green </P></BLOCKQUOTE></BODY></HTML> ------=_NextPart_000_0127_01C0182B.8FDC1740--

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