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Old 03-03-2018, 05:41 PM   #1
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Upgraded shocks/struts with H&R springs

Hi guys,

Wanted to get your advice on which route I should take to fix my suspension. I installed H&R lowering springs on my car about ~6 months ago. It's my first lowered car so I wanted to go with a moderate drop which is why I chose lowering springs over coilovers. The ride quality wasn't affected immediately, but over time it has become really bouncy, intolerable, and sometimes dangerous so I think it's time to upgrade my shocks/struts or switch to coilovers.

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1) If I'm content with my current drop, would simply upgrading my shocks/struts solve my problem of a bouncy ride, or would I need to switch to coilovers? Both performance and comfort are important to me, but if i had to pick one, it would be comfort.

2) If I go shocks/struts route, it sseems like Bilstein and Konis are the brands most recommend. I have done extensive research into both and I think I want to go with Koni STR.T's. For what I'm trying to do, would these be appropriate or do you recommend the Bilstein B8s or Koni Yellows/FSD?

Thanks for your help in advance!

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Old 03-03-2018, 05:55 PM   #2
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those shocks will fix the bounce but might be a bit stiff if you're concerned about comfort

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Old 03-03-2018, 06:20 PM   #3
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those shocks will fix the bounce but might be a bit stiff if you're concerned about comfort
Just updated my post after finding more threads on this forum on Koni STR.T/Yellow/FSD. I believe your comment was if I went Yellow - do you think STR.T would be better for comfort?

I plan on installing it & leaving it, so adjustability isn't a deal breaker. I also have never tracked the car (nor do I plan on doing it lol).

Let me know.
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Old 03-03-2018, 10:43 PM   #4
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Im 100% happy with the str.t’s on my golf r, running in conjunction with h&r super sports
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Old 03-05-2018, 02:41 AM   #5
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STr.T's are close to the equivalent of Koni Sports on the full soft setting

If you don't want them stiffer, or the flexibility/adjustability of going stiffer, then get the STr.T's. They're also cheaper too:
https://www.tunersports.com/koni-str...-2_p16098.html
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I enjoy my Koni Yellows but agree they're on the firm side. STR.T are a great option. Just get a good set of shocks and you'll be fine. H&R are a bit much for the stock shocks to handle
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I have SRT.T with DG springs. While they do feel really good initially, I find that they wear out pretty quickly and becomes bouncy and too soft. It actually bottoms out if I hit a bump or did hard enough. It comes with a lifetime warranty, but it's a hassle to remove it and ship it back and reinstalling a new set every couple years. I plan of dumping mine soon and just go with Koni yellows. This is of course my preference. Some people may be satisfied with the STR.T.
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