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: KONI shocks


mav238
9th October 2003, 06:48 PM
I checked out the abbott racing site and found that they have Koni struts and shocks for the new 9-3 SS. But when I checked the Koni site, could not find any part # for the 9-3SS. It must be a custom job that Koni has with Abbott racing, much like the ITG airfilter. I guess eventually, it will filter down to the Koni manufacturing after a year and becomes available then.

My wife's 330i is 3 years old, with 28,000 miles on it. The shocks still feel okay, rebounding only once most of the time. But when I push the car through corners, I can really tell it's not the same as when it was brand new. I checked the Koni site and found the part# for the 330i. To my surprise, the price for it was exactly the same as that of the BMW OEM part. Given this, I will definitely change the struts/shocks to Koni, given it's better performance and adjustability.

finklejag
9th October 2003, 07:07 PM
Bilstein should be coming out with shocks for the SS soon. They have all the model and engine numbers on their site.

mav238
9th October 2003, 07:15 PM
Bilstein should be coming out with shocks for the SS soon. They have all the model and engine numbers on their site.

I just checked their website www.bilsteinshocks.com but there is no ref. to a 2003 9-3 SS. Which Bilstein website did you check?

In any case, if the price of the shocks for the 2002 9-3 is the same as the 2003 9-3 SS, at $82.00 a piece, it's great!

finklejag
9th October 2003, 07:27 PM
On www.bilstein.de

mav238
9th October 2003, 07:31 PM
On www.bilstein.de

Wow... :o after struggling with those German words, I managed to get to the product catalog section... but hey, I still don't find the shock for 2003 SAAB 9-3 SS. All it has was for the 2002 model. I am not sure if the 2002 part # will fit the 2003 model.

finklejag
9th October 2003, 07:43 PM
http://shop.bilstein.de/shop(bD1kZQ==)/b2b.htm

You have to remember this car came out in 02 in Europe.