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Old 10-05-2017, 12:50 PM   #1
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if lowered, which struts to replace OEMs?

I know I'm not the only one to have asked this, searching hasn't yielded too much analysis...

There aren't TOO many options out there, mainly Bilstein vs Koni's.

Just for some experience, I want STREETABLE setup, that can handle the worst street terrain there is (Chicago lol).

Lowered on VWR for info. 50k miles, not saying my OEM's are shot but they have been getting a little grumpier since the day I lowered - car went from smooth to rather rough pretty quick. About time for an upgrade IMO.
buildie buildie..
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Old 10-05-2017, 01:31 PM   #2
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Plenty of information at the thread below:
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Old 10-05-2017, 01:37 PM   #3
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heh koni or bilstein are pretty much your options.
Hit me up for VagCom in Chicago
Click >here< for my build thread.
I'll do your 40k service for much cheaper than a dealer.
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Old 10-05-2017, 02:00 PM   #4
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Koni Yellow or Bilstein Sport. I'm running Koni FSD, but I don't recommend them for performance springs.
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