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Strut Brand Choice Help

Help, Advice and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's extremely popular car line -- Volvo's 1990s "bread and butter" cars -- powered by the ubiquitous and durable Volvo inline 5-cylinder engine.

1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70

So, what is your vote? (w/ Factory springs and no lowering involved)

1. Boge Struts
4
25%
2. TC Bilstein Struts
5
31%
3. Koni Yellow's
3
19%
4. Koni FSD's
4
25%
 
Total votes: 16

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Strut Brand Choice Help

Post by outdoor7or24 » Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:07 am

Volvo drivers, what brand of strut do you recommend?

I am mostly doing hwy and city driving. Mostly looking for something that does not shake the dash so bad when going over bumps in the road and gives a plusher ride than what I have now.

Should I stick with Boge or TC Bilsteins?
Are the Koni's yellows or FSD's going to give me a smoother ride that the Boge or TC Bilsteins? Is the cost ~ $200 more ~ worth the ride improvement?

I just have a rough ride in the 1995 855 180k's and I have replaced the rear with TC Bilsteins. The 1995 855 rides much rougher than my friends 2001 v70. I am sure some age has something to do with this.

When I replace the struts I will upgrade to the xc90 spring seats and maybe change the mount bearing if it needs it.

So, what is your vote? (w/ Factory springs and no lowering involved)
1. Boge Struts
2. TC Bilstein Struts
3. Koni Yellow's
4. Koni FSD's



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Re: Strut Brand Choice Help

Post by outdoor7or24 » Wed Aug 12, 2009 7:54 pm

Any thoughts?
Spend the money on the Koni's or just get the Boge/Bilstein TC's?



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Re: Strut Brand Choice Help

Post by matthew1 » Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:26 pm

Here's a shocks thread with a ton of info. I think you're going to end up with Boge if you want nice ride, not harsh.


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