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03-15-2019 06:39 PM
Jack Straw I just installed a set of the Vicks "Hydrasport" shocks in my S4. At 200 bucks shipped for the set of 4 I couldn't resist.

The dampers I removed from my car were Boge brand and marked as Alfa Romeo. I suspect they were original. Odometer reads 96K. The old items had almost no compression damping but still rebounded fairly well.

My initial test drive was a revelation. The car feels so much better in every respect.
I'm both very surprised and very happy.
03-10-2019 09:46 PM
jclark
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Originally Posted by msiert View Post
Stiffer then the Spica shocks then, how's the price compare to Koni Reds?

I use to have Koni Yellow's on the rear and felt they were too stiff with the IPA sport springs I have so I replaced them with a used set of Spica's.

Been thinking about trying the Koni Reds.
I have the reds in the rear, set to 50%, and yellows in front set very near 100%, and very happy with the compliance, Also IAP sport springs.
03-10-2019 02:49 PM
tremere613
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Originally Posted by Boobea View Post
[Been using KONI all my adult life, any reason to switch. On both sports cars, and my R75 BEEMER.


Iíve heard nothing but good things about Konis! I picked the Vickauto shocks due to pricing.. They were absurdly cheap brand NEW, I believe less than $200 shipped [emoji15].

Iíd stay with the Konis, Iíll try to report back on my shocks after some time.
03-10-2019 02:46 PM
tremere613
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Originally Posted by danix View Post
Nice work. I would be curious to swap cars and see how ride quality compares to Koni yellows though I also have sport springs.
Where in the bay are you?


Berkeley.
Pick a sunny weekend day and weíll meet, message me for number. Coffee on me.
03-09-2019 06:20 PM
msiert Stiffer then the Spica shocks then, how's the price compare to Koni Reds?

I use to have Koni Yellow's on the rear and felt they were too stiff with the IPA sport springs I have so I replaced them with a used set of Spica's.

Been thinking about trying the Koni Reds.
03-09-2019 07:59 AM
Boobea [Been using KONI all my adult life, any reason to switch. On both sports cars, and my R75 BEEMER.
03-08-2019 12:09 PM
Tom Frasca Nice to see someone that did not flatten the rubber bumpers to the thickness of a quarter...
03-08-2019 10:29 AM
danix Nice work. I would be curious to swap cars and see how ride quality compares to Koni yellows though I also have sport springs.
Where in the bay are you?
02-10-2019 12:17 PM
tremere613
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Originally Posted by Milanoguy View Post
Good work "tremere613" If you don't mind could you report back say every six months with how the shocks are holding up. Also is this Spider a daily driver, a weekend car or ????.

Bye


This is a.. only sunny weekend driver. Although I know so many people who drive their spiders EVERY day and everywhere. I think itís because of the sheer number of Alfa mechanics in the bay. Unbelievable!

Iíll report back in 6 months as I could understand your concern about quality/longevity, especially at that price. But you already smartly asked if I was actually putting miles on this thing (asking if I drive it daily or not). So my opinion and experience may differ from someone who is actually putting miles on their car...driving their Alfa on the daily/track.
02-09-2019 11:05 PM
Milanoguy Good work "tremere613" If you don't mind could you report back say every six months with how the shocks are holding up. Also is this Spider a daily driver, a weekend car or ????.

Bye
02-09-2019 07:48 PM
slowcreek Nothing like new shocks.....
02-09-2019 02:39 PM
tremere613
VAS/vickauto shocks installed!

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Originally Posted by 1800ASKMARK View Post
Looks like you had Spica shocks to start with and kept the stock springs. Tell me more about the before and after ride quality. What was the specification on torque or bushing crush? Meaning way back when you would torque until the rubber bush crushed and swelled until it reached the same diameter of the adjacent washer.


Ride quality has improved, less crashing over rough pavement and a lot more compliance.

The rubber bushings were torqued until they closely matched the washers in size. Then the second nuts were locked on. Overall I am very happy with my purchase.
02-09-2019 02:26 PM
tremere613
VAS/vickauto shocks installed!

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02-08-2019 05:21 PM
1800ASKMARK Looks like you had Spica shocks to start with and kept the stock springs. Tell me more about the before and after ride quality. What was the specification on torque or bushing crush? Meaning way back when you would torque until the rubber bush crushed and swelled until it reached the same diameter of the adjacent washer.
02-08-2019 03:19 PM
tremere613 No comments? Really?


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