I just want to get an idea of what the most popular suspension set up is, please state what set up you have and if you think it is a good ride. I was going to do this as a poll but theres just too many kits out there.
I'm also looking to sort the suspension soon, looking at coilovers but know nowt about it. I'm after a reasonable ride as I do about 300 miles a week on crappy roads. How much am I looking at for this?
My compromise for poor roads is Koni adjustable shocks, standard springs, 16" wheels and a Neuspeed ARB. Also had an S3 lower strut brace but removed it when I fitted a metal sump guard. Very good ride. The dampers provide much better body control than the standard items without being excessively firm and they are adjustable. Standard items had too much wallow and the car always felt like it had half an inch of free travel before the dampers suddenly became firm. The ARB helps keep the roll in check especially on roundabouts. Still not a great handling car (too nose heavy and really misses out not having independent rear suspension) but very acceptable.
I currently have standard suspension, but will be upgrading it next week hopefully. Have decided to do wheels at the same time. [B)]
Looking around, the best combination seems to be the Koni Yellow Adjustable shocks with Eibach springs. I have been quoted ?600 inc VAT by Stealth Racing (inc fitting) which is a very good price by all accounts. Next best was JRB in Chesterfield who quoted ?690. I'll have to twist James arm when I am there on Saturday.
I'm running FK Konigsports with R32 ARB's (wouldnt be anything else really lol). Ride at the front is set to half stiff and the rears are set to soft (need to have them set to half). Ride is good, not to stiff like the H&R setup on my last car.
Would deffo recommend the FK's to anyone, use Koni shocks so nuff said!
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