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Thread: Shock absorbers for a 912

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    Senior Member Milou's Avatar
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    Shock absorbers for a 912

    I need to change the shock absorbers of my 912. What would you recommend I use? I suspect I won't need the Bilstein used on a 911 as the car is lighter and I'm lookimg for a fairly comfortable drive.

    Thanks for the help,

    Milou / Registry #884

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    Senior Member Aldo's Avatar
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    Milou- I've been very happy with the Bilsteins (not Sports)I installed to
    replace the original Boges. It's about an equal split between
    Bilstein and Koni on most 912s now. KYBs are cheap but too
    harsh according to some that have tried them. Not many use
    Boge/Sachs- I don't know why.
    If you haven't already, visit the largest 912 community:
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    Senior Member Milou's Avatar
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    Thank you so much, seems right to me. I'll order them and visit the site!

    Milou / Registry #884

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    Hi Milou
    I've been very pleased with Koni. Mine are set on a soft setting but would recommend a bit stiffer setting for sportier driving.
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    Remember the 912 is about 300# lighter than the 911 and 99% of that difference is in the rear. I don't believe that the rear of a 912 responds to gas filled shocks.


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    Senior Member Milou's Avatar
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    Trying to log myself onto the 912 site. In the meantime, I have another questions possibly valid for 911 from 1966 as well: Where would the fog light switch go?

    Would the switch be located next to the steering wheel vertically below the gauges, or horizontally in the middle of the dash like later models?

    Milou / Registry #884

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    Thomas, the fog lamp switch is in the horizontal row next to the hazard and webasto.
    1966 911 #304065 Irischgruen

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