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Which Koni FSD shocks do I need?

Bramley Mar 19, 2013

  1. Bramley

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    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
     
  2. JPK

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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.
     
  3. Bramley

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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.
     
  4. DPM

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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.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
     
  5. Bramley

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

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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).
     
  7. DPM

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    I find the comfort on the B8's good and in my opinion they're the best damper on the market.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
     
  8. bigal23

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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
     
  9. DPM

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    What springs would you be using them with?

    Damian @ DPM Performance
     
  10. bigal23

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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
     
  11. DPM

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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.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
     
  12. bigal23

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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?
     
  13. Bramley

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    So how do I know if I need 50mm or 55mm??
     
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  14. bigal23

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    excellent point I need to know this to
     
  15. JPK

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    Measure it. Or an Audi dealer can look up your chassis number.
     
  16. Bramley

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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
     
  17. bigal23

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

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    Morning,

    £550.00 inc. VAT and delivery.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
     

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