Re: For those with aftermarket suspension, is your interior falling apart? (Duke)
Not sure about the H&Rs, but I have Bilsteins with the Shine kit and yes it is noticably stiffer at low speeds. To counter that at speeds anywhere above about 20 mph and especially at highway speeds it is much better ride than stock and without the boat sway. Suspect ride with sport springs may be stiffer than mine. Some of the guys on Fred's TDI page have gone with stock springs and Bilstein HDs and report very smooth ride. As to topic, yes I have a number of rattles and squeaks in various areas of the interior. Some seem related to the suspension and some to time of year and general fit of the plastic. Cold weather 25* f and below causes the dash area to go crazy with rattles and squeaks. Right now both back corners have rattles, left rr seems to be the parcel self, but not sure. Had the car in for 20k service on wed and had the dealer re-align the left rr door latch way off compared to other side seems to have cured or at least lessened that problem. Sounds like it may be the nature of the beast, stiff suspension probably doesn't help much.