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 Posted: 08-11-2008 04:14 pm
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The Bilstein shocks from JHPS lands at almost the exact same price as Spax shocks bought locally in Norway, so what should I choose?

Does anyone have experience with Spax lately?

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 Posted: 08-11-2008 07:08 pm
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Hi Joachim,

i believe the spax seem to give a slightly higher ride. I personally went with the Bilsteins...they are really unriveled. They come at a price though.

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 Posted: 08-12-2008 06:23 am
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As I said in my first post, the Bilsteins are not more expensive (for me, delivered at my door step) than the Spax shocks.

I take it you recommend buying Bilsteins then? :-)

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 Posted: 08-12-2008 08:22 am
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that's affirmative :0)

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 Posted: 08-12-2008 06:36 pm
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I used the Spax on my old JH for many years, they were ok, a little bouncy. I don't sell these because so many people complained about the variable quality. Some of the Spax shocks are borderline junk, other didn't seem quite so bad.

The Bilstein shocks are a much better product to say the least and are much safer, they are in a class by themselves. They are made to rigorous specifications in Germany and they are 100% consistent. There is no better shock absorber for the JH in the world. Bilsteins will most likely last the life of the car.

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 Posted: 08-19-2008 06:59 am
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Bilsteins are now ordered.

I am getting SuperPro bushings from the same place in England you got yours, Erik. (http://www.revingtontr.com) Should I get KIT5371K (£298) or KIT5371K-RG (£244)?

If I'm not mistaken, there will be no need to change shock absorber bushes since I am changing the shocks anyway, and my car doesn't have anti-roll bars (yet), so I am considering the cheaper option.

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