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Shackleford
post Nov 24 2021, 06:37 PM
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Are the 914 front struts green or black when stock? Mine are black but I have seen green ones around as well.


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post Nov 24 2021, 07:05 PM
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I'm no expert, but I believe Boge's were black. I think some may have come with Bilstein's. I believe the Bils were green at the time. Come to think of it I believe they also offered Koni's on some models, so Orange
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post Nov 24 2021, 07:10 PM
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914-4 came with Black Boge. In 1973 Bilstein Green gas shocks where offered.

914-6 came with Gray Boge
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post Nov 24 2021, 07:13 PM
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QUOTE(914Sixer @ Nov 24 2021, 08:10 PM) *

914-4 came with Black Boge. In 1973 Bilstein Green gas shocks where offered.

914-6 came with Gray Boge


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post Nov 24 2021, 08:44 PM
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My ‘74 parts car has black struts with green upper sleeves/hats… and I’ve seen this before on other cars. Actually I also have a set of 5-lug 3” struts that came to me the same way. Was this how they came from the factory and what inserts would they have had? I don’t believe these are the rare bilstein struts as those are ALL green if I’m not mistaken.


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post Nov 24 2021, 09:41 PM
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QUOTE(Literati914 @ Nov 24 2021, 09:44 PM) *

My ‘74 parts car has black struts with green upper sleeves/hats… and I’ve seen this before on other cars. Actually I also have a set of 5-lug 3” struts that came to me the same way. Was this how they came from the factory and what inserts would they have had? I don’t believe these are the rare bilstein struts as those are ALL green if I’m not mistaken.


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Some Bilstein inserts came with green Bilstein top caps/dust caps.
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post Nov 24 2021, 09:45 PM
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Yes aftermarket used the black Boge base

Koni had Orange Top

Bilstein had Green and Yellow
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post Nov 25 2021, 11:35 AM
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QUOTE(mepstein @ Nov 24 2021, 09:41 PM) *

QUOTE(Literati914 @ Nov 24 2021, 09:44 PM) *

My ‘74 parts car has black struts with green upper sleeves/hats… and I’ve seen this before on other cars. Actually I also have a set of 5-lug 3” struts that came to me the same way. Was this how they came from the factory and what inserts would they have had? I don’t believe these are the rare bilstein struts as those are ALL green if I’m not mistaken.


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Some Bilstein inserts came with green Bilstein top caps/dust caps.
QUOTE(914Sixer @ Nov 24 2021, 09:45 PM) *

Yes aftermarket used the black Boge base

Koni had Orange Top

Bilstein had Green and Yellow


Ok so inserts would have been “ bilstein for boge struts” rather than the rare all bilstein set up.. got it, thanks.
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FWIW I had some NOS 914-6 front struts that were gray
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post Nov 25 2021, 06:36 PM
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Factory Bilstein"s were ALL green.
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