favorite - strut/shock/spring combo?

Mike Miller mikemilr at blackfoot.net
Wed Jul 9 22:06:31 PDT 2008

let me expand a bit - I've had 3 different 200's. One I drove stock springs and tire size for about 100k mi then put on Bilsteins and went to 225/60/15 on stock rims. The 2nd I had 225/50/16 with stock springs and Bilsteins The 3rd had eibach/bilstein and the same 225/50/16. I prefered the last combination. 1st and 2nd non chipped but with the WG spring from an 85 turbo(faster ramp up) - the last one with a hoppen chip and the 85 turbo WG spring. Wife said the non chipped with the 85 spring had better off the line than hoppen chip w/o the spring.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: Mike Miller 
To: centaurus3200 at yahoo.com ; 200q20V mailing list 
Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2008 10:47 PM
Subject: Re: favorite - strut/shock/spring combo?

I've driven stock, stock with Bilstein,  and Eibach/Bilstein - even on Montana's gravel roads, I prefered the Eibach combo

----- Original Message ----- 
From: robert weinberg 
To: 200q20V mailing list 
Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2008 10:12 PM
Subject: Re: favorite - strut/shock/spring combo?

i'm confused - why are you displeased?

i did listen to you - i'm no longer looking at konis and H&R springs - which would make the car overly aggressive (as my SHO was). i'm researching used 1992 URS4 springs or V8 springs. the reason i mention bilsteins sports - is because they are much cheaper than konis. boge are the same price virtually as bilsteins - and are close to stock in dampening, no?

i believe you are saying that even with URS4 springs, the bilsteins have too much rebound unless i go with a much more aggressive spring, like H&R or Eibach? and then the car would ride like a rickshaw?


--- 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: centaurus3200 at yahoo.com
> Cc: "200q20V mailing list" <200q20v at audifans.com>
> Date: Wednesday, July 9, 2008, 8:30 PM
> Not so, Robby! Apparently you don’t believe or understand
> a thing  
> that I’ve added to this thread. You are polling for
> fellow non  
> believers. You want it all! A non believer in simple
> physics, but  
> money can buy everything! Go of it, boy.
> Bernie
> On Jul 9, 2008, at 5:50 PM, robert weinberg wrote:
> > 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.
> >
> > Robby
> >

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