|Quote, originally posted by jettin123 »|
|What are you trying to accomplish? If you plan to lower the car and feel that a spring/shock combo is cheaper, you ought to save your money and just get coilovers. My main reason for getting coils is because I am so picky on the ride height being "perfect" and the dampening has to be adjusted "perfectly" also. If it were me, just save the dough and get coilovers, you will more than likely be glad that you did. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif|
|Quote, originally posted by 15DGR V6 »|
Bilsteins are single tube gas pressurized shocks, Konis are twin tube hydraulic shocks w/rebound adjustment. I tend to prefer the feel of Bilsteins.
|Quote, originally posted by Back2Dubs »|
|I think 'NOVAdub' was referring to this comparison:|
|Quote, originally posted by NOVAdub »|
|That is one, there is another that was doen for the FWD mk4 stuff as well that also has good info. |
"Koni's will not react as immediately as the Bilsteins (on the compression cycle), but the ride will generally be more relaxed and 'comfortable' when the Koni rebound is set to the same value as the Bilstein. The Koni damper can also 'bottom-out’, but it would take quite a bit of force. "
These are two of the reaosn Ive always liked bilstein. A lot of people think the bilsteins are too stiff because of how fast they react to suspension movements. This gives them a harsher feel but that also translates to more road feel which I like. Also when used in lowered cars Konis tend to blow out the foot valve, which is why I think I had longevity issues when I had them.
|Quote, originally posted by JeffL »|
|Both shocks are excelent. I prefer the KONI valving on a performance car. Plus the adjustments allow for future suspension upgrades.|
|Quote, originally posted by zippy_109 »|
|I went with the Koni for the adjustability. They work well with the stock springs and allow me to really tighten it up for AutoX days. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif|
|Quote, originally posted by VR6OOM »|
|Did this lower the car any?|