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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 8:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Replacing old shocks with Boge. Reply with quote

static wrote:
While the new OEM oil-filled shocks are not exactly the pinnacle of shock absorber technology, I suspect that your butt will immediately appreciate the comfort.

KYB Gas-Adjusts are just too stern and unforgiving.

(On the other hand, the GR-2 is just fine)


That is always the correct method of running with KYB's in a bus.

Front: KYB GR2's

Rear KYB Gas-Adjusts
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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 8:51 pm    Post subject: Re: UPDATE-Replacing old shocks with Boge. Reply with quote

DeltaBravo wrote:
…After completely removing the rear sway bar and installing new rubber bushing on the front (1") sway bar as well as new (8 ply) tires, the ride is very forgiving. I've notice the ride is very soft over bump and through dips all while maintain great control in turns and down the highway. Very little body roll while on the fast, tight on and off ramps. It is truly a perfect balance of softness and control.

The OEM set up works perfect, soft shocks, front sway bar, and 8 ply tires. That's all ya need!


Welcome to Club Volkswagen. We have cars that drive all over the damn world in comfort, style, and economy. Glad to have you on board. Cool

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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 9:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Replacing old shocks with Boge. Reply with quote

I bought the heavy duty Boges from BD. They ride about the same as having no shocks at all when on pavement, but really seem to do the job when I get into a serious off road situation.

I would like a little more stiffness on the road in the hopes of more control in the wind but otherwise am very pleased with them. I do have a 1" front sway bar, but don't find the handling in the wind to be anywhere near as good as that of my Vanagon and thus will at times choose the Vanagon over the Bay.
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