In Reply to: Re: Advice on shocks !! posted by Scott Marzahl on January 05, 2001 at 14:57:00:
And to MRC, FWIW, I mostly commute on the interstate, but a lot of our roads are under construction - have been for years, it seems -- and a lot of dips and uneven and broken pavement. The Bilsteins are fine if the road is just normal jiggles, but they sure don't soak up any bumps or dips. I wonder, if the Sports are optimized for shortened springs, if that makes much of a difference.
On a dip, the oems would absorb most of it -- the wheel would follow/ride down the pavement but the hood of the car stayed mostly in a level plane.
With the Sports, the hood will immediately follow the wheels down into even a small dip, then the rebound will bounce the hood well ABOVE the plane of the road. THAT'S what is so aggravating. I don't care so much about the jiggles, I expected that, but it bounces like a Jeep. That's about the best analogy.
Sorry for the rambling. So you suggest the Boge oem's? Do they call them the Boge "Automatics"? Wonder how they compare to the regular or Heavy Duty Bilsteins? Is there any type of scale for shocks, like the traction or mileage rating on tires? The Jolt or Rebound rating of shocks?
Thank you everyone for your comments.
Use the BOGE OEM shocks.