Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2005 21:55:40 GMT From: John B <rotten_NOSPAM_nospam.org> Subject: Re: Do Strut Brands Matter?
On Tue, 14 Jun 2005 21:38:56 +0000 (UTC), Craig's Saab C900 Site wrote: > > I'm looking at going with a set of Bilstein's. They're also fairly expensive > but have an excellent reputation. > I considered Bilsteins, as many people seem to like them. However I have read that some people find them too stiff, and I live in a city with extremely bumpy streets. So I went with the Koni adjustables, which are currently set on their softest setting. > Replacing springs at the same time is a good idea. I wonder why it seems to > be the rear springs that tend to fail first? > Good question. The front end of my car rides as high as it ever did. Perhaps stronger springs were fitted in the front to deal with the weight of the engine, and Saab assumed that the rear needed much lighter springs. But maybe the original rear springs were a bit too light. I carry lots of heavy tools in my trunk, and I have also used the car for towing various trailers. I'm sure all that helped to wear out the springs. John