Date: Sun, 15 Jun 2003 15:21:23 GMT From: 'nuther Bob <noEmailProvidednopsammain.com> Subject: Re: alter shock abs ?
On Sun, 15 Jun 2003 16:31:26 +0200, "Krister Norrman" <kristernorrmannopsamnet.de> wrote: >Is it just to change the standard SAAB shocks to more high speed suited ones >? What would that cost me(500 or 5000 USD/EUR) ? Is there a recommendation >to how hard they should be (I assume there is a measurment to describe this) >? Is there any thing else that I should take into consideration (except >going slower) ? A change to a set of Koni shocks would be advisable. It will cost you about $550 USd for the parts, plus $200 for the labor if you have someone do it all for you. They are adjustable, so you can soften them back up again when you move somewhere with speed limits. You can also change to a stiffer/lower spring. This will cost you about $320 USd for the parts. The labor is the same as changing the shocks - it's the exact same job. If you do them both at the same time, there should be no extra cost. You can get Eibach springs - they will not affect the ride much at lower speeds and the lower height will help at high speeds. If you want to feel like you are driving a race car, get Swedish Dynamics, or Abbott Racing springs, they are _very_ stiff. The ride will be harsh at low speeds if you use the really stiff springs. Bob