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      07-14-2014, 08:44 PM   #1
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Suspension options

Just wondering what some of you guys run for suspension?

Seems like the only viable options for what I'm looking for is Dinan Stage 2, and KW V1's.

I'm looking for a minor drop... maybe 1", and I don't track my car... which leads me to think the KW's would be overkill.

My car is daily driven year round, so quality suspension that doesn't bounce would be preferred.

Bilstein B12 prokit looked interesting, but it looks like there isn't any XI love

What are you running?
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KW V1's, KW V3's, H&R coilovers.

Dinan Kit

Eibach springs, HR sport or race springs, Koni shocks, Bilsten shocks.

There are plenty other options I've missed that are documented in the sticky.

I run KW V1's.
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ok... let's narrow things down a bit

but would you guys suggest for a daily driven car that sees some pretty harsh winter conditions?
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Koni FSDs. Although they don't lower the car any, it retains stock ride height since they are to be used with OEM springs, not lowering springs.
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I'm planing to go eibach+koni FSD, I already got the springs
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As far as I know (someone correct me if I'm wrong) you shouldn't use lowering springs with the Koni FSDs.

If you already have lowering springs then they should be paired with Koni Yellows (which are adjustable and the FSDs are not) or any other strut/shock that accepts lowering springs.
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I've got V3's with vorshlag camber plates. Awesome setup!

Previous setup was koni yellows with h&r sports up front and swift springs in the rear with HP ride height adjusters, OEM spring bearings and thrust sheets. Helped even out the rake from the H&Rs.
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TC Kline will modify a pair of koni yellows for the front as the koni front struts don't provide enough travel and you end up riding on the bump stops and get terrible front end 'crash'.

I'd recommend doing it right the first time....I figured it out the hard way.
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Based on your OP I'd go for TC Kline front koni yellows with some 335 sport springs. Do some searching...that is the best way to get a solid ride height and retain a DD type ride.
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