exactly what I needed
I bought these struts and shocks to pair with Eibach prokit springs. These are exactly what I needed to restore my suspension to better than new. I installed the Eibach springs on stock struts/shocks and drove it like that for about a year. While the springs gave firmer handling, the stock struts/shocks could not dampen the springs effectively and I had to drive very slowly over bumps. With the KONI/Eibach combo, that problem is gone and the car feels better than when it was new.
Vanagon Bilstein HD
Super easy install, even this caveman could do it. A nut and a bolt on each front shock and 2 bolts on each rear shock. My old shocks were completely dead so I was expecting a greater difference with these HD shocks. They do handle better driving, but still lots of brake dive and it sits when I take off. Perhaps my springs are completely shot too, so perhaps that's overworking the shocks beyond their spectrum.