favorite - strut/shock/spring combo?

robert weinberg centaurus3200 at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 9 17:50:32 PDT 2008

very true bernie,

i guess my thing is i need a poll of people and their experiences. bilsteins are a fair amount cheaper than konis. if i can get acceptable ride and still be able to joyfully fling it around with bilsteins and V8 springs compared to blowing $789 for konis and H&R springs, i'm all for it.

again, i MAY track the car at some point - like once just to see how it does - but it's a big ass sedan, it's not a track car. it's meant to tear up the highway and the occasional mountain road.


--- On Wed, 7/9/08, Bernie Benz <b.benz at charter.net> wrote:

> From: Bernie Benz <b.benz at charter.net>
> Subject: Re: favorite - strut/shock/spring combo?
> To: "Ed Kellock" <ekellock at gmail.com>
> Cc: "200q20V mailing list" <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Date: Wednesday, July 9, 2008, 4:22 PM
> There is but one optimum, “critical” damping for a
> specific combo of  
> spring rate and unsprung weight!
> Bilstein‘s marketing strategy is to over damp all stock
> applications,  
> so the dumb customer can feel a big difference and thus
> feel good  
> about his poor application and thin wallet. Obviously, I
> don’t like Bs.
> Konis can easily be and often are also adjusted to an over
> damped  
> condition (read 2B). Damping has little to do with ride
> quality,  
> Spring rate controls ride quality. Damping controls the
> suspension’s  
> response to dynamic bump inputs, the timing for shortest,
> optimum  
> return to SRH.
> Bernie
> On Jul 9, 2008, at 3:09 PM, Ed Kellock wrote:
>  >snip<
> > I really don't like the HDs.  They are not
> compliant enough over  
> > minor road
> > irregularities and the ride is jiggly and harsh. 
> Based on prior  
> > discussion,
> > I believe I am clearly in the minority in this area
> however.
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