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A 95 even with minimal miles is definitely going to need new shocks just
from age. Boge worked well for our 95 XJS, but Bilsteins are also nice if
you can find the right model for performance. Im not sure they were
available when I shopped around a couple months back. Koni I would consider
way too harsh and more for semi race cars , Japanese imports or tuner cars.

The ride is now tight, but if it is luxury you are looking for the XJ ride
is always going to be more luxurious. The XJS is a little more sports car
oriented. Stick my XJ12 and XJS together and the XJ12 with sportspack
suspension has the better overall ride, but the XJS out corners it.

1994 XJ12
1995 XJS 4.0

"RowenB" <> wrote in message
> I have never been satisfied with the ride of my 1995 XJS 2+2. Articles
> suggest it
> should be superior to an XJ 6, but I consider it inferior to my previous
> two
> Sovereigns.
> My biggest concern is that the rear of the car seems to wallow and hit the
> bump stops quite quickly. Carrying out the usual, rather unscientific,
> "bounce
> test" suggest the rear shock absorbers are serviceable. The ride height
> also
> appears normal.
> Typically how long do the original factory fit shock absorbers last and,
> what have other users found as the best replacement?

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