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    Which Koni FSD shocks do I need?

    Hey,

    I will be after some FSD shocks shortly.

    I have a 54 reg A3 8P sport 2.0tdi. Currently on standard shocks but eibach sportline springs.

    Which shocks will I need?? seems to be a few to choose from :$

    Thanks

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    I havnt heard the best things about FSDs in Golfs/A3s. Buy Bilstein B8s if you can budget for it. Otherwise I have some H&R Monotube front dampers in the classifieds section going cheap.
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    oh, I've read a few reviews on them and people rate them very highly :$. Personal preference I suppose.

    Interested in them due to the comfort factor etc.

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    As mentioned the Bilstein B8 dampers will be a much better matched option for the EIbach Sportline springs, Koni FSDs tend to go better with a max drop of 30mm.

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    I see, ok. What are the B8's like for comfort?

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    I've got FSDs coupled with Neuspeed Sport springs and love the ride. But as Damian noted, they go best with progressive rate springs with a moderate drop (like Eibach Pros or the Neuspeed Sports).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bramley View Post
    I see, ok. What are the B8's like for comfort?
    I find the comfort on the B8's good and in my opinion they're the best damper on the market.

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    for what reasons in you opinion damian are the B8,s better than the fsd as I thought the konis would be better being frequency selective damping and good for town driving and a bit of spirited driving

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigal23 View Post
    for what reasons in you opinion damian are the B8,s better than the fsd as I thought the konis would be better being frequency selective damping and good for town driving and a bit of spirited driving
    What springs would you be using them with?

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    currently running h&r -35mm with standard dampers on a sport a3 Quattro bkd was going to change to fsd and eibach pro 30mm for a nice smooth ride am not a track guy I just like to plant my foot a few times and couple fast rounabouts lol. the current setup is very bouncy

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    If you going for the Eibach Pro kit then you'd be fine with the FSD dampers, any lower and I'd say the Bilstein B8 would be the better choice.

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    are the fsd as smooth as people say or are they just justifying to them selves on forums cos of the cost?

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    So how do I know if I need 50mm or 55mm??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bramley View Post
    So how do I know if I need 50mm or 55mm??
    excellent point I need to know this to

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    Measure it. Or an Audi dealer can look up your chassis number.
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    Just done the aboveit is to do with sports suspension etc etc.

    I believe the standard spec cars have 50mm and sports, s-line etc have 55mm.

    Mine is 55mm as it is a sport, audi confirmed it with my chassis number

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    Quote Originally Posted by DPM View Post
    If you going for the Eibach Pro kit then you'd be fine with the FSD dampers, any lower and I'd say the Bilstein B8 would be the better choice.

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    could you give me a price on a set of fsd for 06 a3 Quattro sport

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    Morning,

    £550.00 inc. VAT and delivery.

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