Re: Struts/shocks for 850 GLT- replacement opinions?
What kind of a ride did he say they give, and what kind of a ride are you
If you want a stiffer ride you can get stiffer shocks, if you want
compliant, get shocks that are known to be more compliant. Your mechanic
should be able to give you a recommendation based on how YOU drive the car,
get him to take a ride with you, let him see how you handle corners, if you
like to have some fun on winding roads, then drive on those roads, if you
carry 4-5 people a lot, talk about upgrading to firmer shocks and even
Went with Volvo stock on our 1993 960, just 1000kms ago (has 161K Kms)...
old shocks were getting, well... old... new stuff brought back the quality
Went with Koni adjustable shocks on our 1999.5 VW Golf (done at 95K Kms, car
has 123K Kms now)... These shocks make the car!!.... I never told people I
got those shocks and everyone was commenting on how nice my car drove down
the road - they are firmer then stock, but they seem to be more compliant,
especially with 4 people in the car... It's now a fun car to drive hard
through corners... SOMEHOW with the Volvo I will drive down the same twisty
roads faster - maybe because it's rear wheel drive/better balanced car...
maybe cuz they weigh about the same, but the Volvo is on a much larger
wheelbase? Who knows... The Golf leans less, but it understeers more.
"jbcrow" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> I'm in need of replacing my shocks and struts on my 93 850. My
> local Volvo mechanic does not recommend OEM replacements, which I
> believe are Boge. He recommends Bilstein Touring Shocks as
> replacements. He seems to imply that the OEM shocks and struts are a
> waste of money. Is this a common opinion? I can get a good deal on the
> OEM shocks, just don't want to be wasting time and money if they are
> not so good. Any input would be appreciated.