Planning the next
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Join Date: May 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Remaining TS strut/shock/damper options?
It looks like the choices of dampers for the TS ( and I presume the V6 ) is diminishing.
With KYB discontinuing the 334913 for the TS ( and already difficult/impossible to find ) there doesn't seem to be a lot left except for Koni Sport, Monroe Reflex and TRW JGM229S/T. Other than the unknown origin stuff you'd end up with if you went to Kwikfit etc, what else is there ( especially with Eibach lowered springs )?
The advantage of Koni Sport is that they can be rebuilt in the future but their initial cost is high ( as is their rebuild cost I'd imagine ). I'd probably favour TRW but they don't seem to be as easy to find as I'd like. That leaves Monroe which are OEM to some car manufacturers but are reputedly short lived and soft on the GTV.