Originally Posted by NuTone
Any tips for changing shocks?
Don't know about Bilsteins although I hear they are good. I always go for Koni 'cos they've suited me fine so far with no problems. Believe me, once you've fitted new shocks on a vehicle that's been waiting a hundred thousand miles like yours you'll:
a) Think it's a different vehicle - corners flatter, safer ride, stopping distances considerably shorter etc.
b) Kick yourself for delaying the obvious.
It's strange how most drivers attach importance to brakes and neglect replacing shocks, which depending on the vehicle and road/driving conditions is a must
at most every 40,000 miles. As stated above, besides driving comfort (hence their confusing name), when working properly they are a key factor in braking safely and in the shortest possible time.
Sorry to sound the obvious horn here to those who don't need my cackling but unfortunately there are so many on the roads that haven't got the message and could cause you
an accident - so please spread the word, eh.
All the best,