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    Koni FSD,s or Bilstein B8,s

    Just wondering on everyones opinion its a toss up now between Koni FSD,s and Bilstein B8,s... I know a few people on here are using the B8,s which were going to be my choice..... But just wondered if anyone had had any experience with the Koni,s... I have Eibach springs to complement whichever choice I make lol.... Any help is gratefully appreciated... Cheers Rob

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    I have Koni FSD, highly recommended

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    B8 and eibach springs on mine....ride quality and handling are ace

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    The Koni,s are a little bit dearer about 35 from DPM which is about an hours drive from me, but they are both over 500 f@@kin quid so 35 quid does not really make much difference.... I just want to make sure I make the right decision

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    A vote for B8s here, although I have Konis on my MG and can't fault them either!
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    I have Koni FSD's and Eibach's on my A3 FWD - 18" wheels with 225/40/18 (previously had 225/45/17 on the old Dotz alloys and 16" OE alloys before them).

    (Based on when I had the OE 16" wheels): Ride quality is as close to the smoothness of the OE kit, large potholes will unsettle the suspension however you would be hard pressed to see any loss of ride quality otherwise. Handling is greatly improved, not as good as having coilovers etc but much better than what the OE equipment offers.

    (Based on the current 18" BBS's and 17" Dotz alloys): Again, ride quality is very good, very slightly less forgiving on large bumps and potholes but this may also have something to do with the profile of the tyres / offset etc.

    The FSD setup does 'stiffen up' when you steer sharply - almost like the shock absorber locks in position stopping it from wallowing. It's a compromise of handling and comfort, Audi should have made them like this from the factory IMO.

    If you drive through the twisties on smooth(ish) roads, go for something more tuned to handling, if you do the daily commute on pothole ridden roads (read Warickshire) and your car is the main car used for transporting the family, go for the FSD's.

    Just my tuppence worth....
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    B8's and H&r springs excellent

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    B8's and H&r springs ten rimes better then standard

 

 

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