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Old 07-30-2004, 06:03 PM   #1
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Default Good shock/strut combo w/ TME springs

My 85 244 has developed a nice leaky strut insert on the passenger side. I installed Bilstein HDs along with TME sport springs about 5 months ago. I know I can send the Bilstein back and get it replaced/repaired, but why would I put the same crap back in? Does this happen a lot to these shocks? I like the ride they give but a leak in less than half a year, wtf? Does anyone have any experience with Boge Turbo Gas with TMEs or any other brand of lowering spring? I know that it would be a downgrade going from Bilstein to Boge but having a set of shocks/struts that I can rely on is more important right now. How about the Sachs version of the Boge Turbo Gas, any experience with these? Sorry for the long post, Bilstein just ruined my day.
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Old 07-30-2004, 10:56 PM   #2
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I used Sachs shocks in both my 244 and 760, they are a quality product, and the Advantage Gas shocks in the 760 make it handle rather well.

You may be better off though getting your HD's fixed, they are still considered one of the best.
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Old 07-30-2004, 11:01 PM   #3
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Those HD's oughta be under warranty still..
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Old 07-30-2004, 11:13 PM   #4
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Wow I have had bilstein shocks for 16 yrs on my 82 244ti with only one strut problem it was under warranty and replaced no problem. I am looking foreward to a set on my 83 242
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Old 05-12-2017, 08:34 PM   #5
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I have read that the Bilsten HD are not appropriate for lowered application. Im guessing this caused your issue??
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