It is not recommended to put used shocks/struts on your vehicle. The decision to replace shocks/struts is typically based on both performace and price. Some owners say Blistein Touring is the closest to OEM.
For a shock and strut replacement does anyone have any experience with these brands? My car is squeaky and I think in need of a shocks/strut job.
I didn’t use them for one reason only: I have almost brand new Nivomats in my wagon and need them because I’m often hauling a lot of stuff around. The Sachs OEM front shocks are oil dampers btw and a bit wobbly, the rear Sachs standard are gas though.
Bilstein seem to be a good compromise between Koni and OEM, heard a lot of praise for them. B6 are a little stiffer than standard and offer great control (and are not too expensive).Beware of Monroe, I have Monroe Reflex as front shocks and after 25000km they are all rusty, the rubber shock protectors have actually worn the paint off the tubes, and they don’t seem very responsive at all. Pulled a set out of a (much lighter) Opel Astra after 100.000km, they were completely bad. As a contrast, the Nivomats I pulled out of my car at 250.000km were still working, although not nearly as good as they should.”