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Old 10-04-2012, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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I am thinking of Ording them from Tire Rack they are not a bad price and it is about time to do the shocks anyway.


Now I delt with Koni adjustable Shocks before and know wjhat to expect but the springs are where I wonder should I go for the deal on the H&R or anyone have a better Perforamance Spring they have used and that would match the Shocks since I am looking for springs that even though the ride is going to be set alot stiffer then it should be on the shock I just wonder the spring can take the daily pounding of Our wonderful cracked and pot hole filled Roads without having to but a set of 4 every 6 months

I am looking to go with a stiff long performace spring with with a Ride Height Lowering Avg Low 1.6"F 1.4"R so no extreme drops since I get snow and Rain and take the abuse of driving on some bad roads and not a nice track so iIneed a balance super stiff and yet a enough give to stand up to daily driving.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:31 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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It's tough to get that kind of balance. My car is riding on the factory track tuned shocks (and 19's) along with Eibach springs and I freely admit that while it handles very well and without any discernible body roll, the ride would be unbearable for many people if you live in an area with bad roads. It's generally fine in most places here in the San Francisco peninsula but as soon as you get into the city with its many pot holes and broken pavement it gets to be pretty awful.
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Old 10-04-2012, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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It's tough to get that kind of balance. My car is riding on the factory track tuned shocks (and 19's) along with Eibach springs and I freely admit that while it handles very well and without any discernible body roll, the ride would be unbearable for many people if you live in an area with bad roads. It's generally fine in most places here in the San Francisco peninsula but as soon as you get into the city with its many pot holes and broken pavement it gets to be pretty awful.
Yeah spent some time looking and so far they all up diffrent springs from Blissten, B&G, Eibach, Boge, Edelbrock, Hellwig, H&R, and Neuspeed and Tire Rack has a good deal on the H&R's and would but them right now if there is not that much difference in interms of overalll Build Quailty, performance and lifespan but it can wait a day or two to get some more feedback and do some more Research.
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:54 AM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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H&R and Konis is a great combo. I used it on my BMW and so have a number of my friends.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Poway, CA
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I had Koni Yellows and H&R Race Springs on my 02 Focus back in the day. Looked and handled GREAT, but the ride was not for the weak of spine. Probably would've been OK with the Sport springs, though.

Mike
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:19 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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Well I decided to go to over to Summit Racing and go with the Eibach Pro System Plus Front and Rear Lowering Springs and Anti-Roll Bars and with KONI Yellow Adjustable Shocks

Thanks for the Help
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Poway, CA
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Is this for your GTO? You have a 04-06, right? Did you look into Pedders?

Mike
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Just for reference I have a set of regular Konis and stock springs on the Scirocco, the Konis are set on 2 out of 5 turns for rebound stiffness - this is a fairly firm riding setup. My impression of the Koni sport/short spring setup (and you need to do both or do neither, stock springs won't work well with Sports, for example) - is that it's OK if you stick to very smooth roads, or mostly drive the car on track.

For my applications, they would be too firm.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:16 PM
 
Location: La Mesa Aka The Table
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Koni shocks with ground control coil-overs is one of the best combos.

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Old 10-06-2012, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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Just for reference I have a set of regular Konis and stock springs on the Scirocco, the Konis are set on 2 out of 5 turns for rebound stiffness - this is a fairly firm riding setup. My impression of the Koni sport/short spring setup (and you need to do both or do neither, stock springs won't work well with Sports, for example) - is that it's OK if you stick to very smooth roads, or mostly drive the car on track.

For my applications, they would be too firm.
Not worried about the Ride bring stiff just worried about the OEM weak chsis and not Reinforcing the frame and chasis and metal fatigue is a real concern to the point that I wonder if should I also add some Full Length, Weld in, Tubular, 3-point Sub Frame Connectors and spend the cash on the Tubular K memeber and A-Arms since it is one of those thig that the shop will jhvae easy accesss to and would be cheaper to do it all at once.

The K memeber itself is going to be one expensive upgrade and the cost of having it done is going just as high.

Amnd having a shop that knows how to do it Right because this is beyond my DIY backyard tinkering and skill level.
I mean have to take to one of the few places that do custom made to your specs frame and custom Roll Cages that is NHRA certified and approved speed shop.



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