favorite - strut/shock/spring combo?

Richard Harris rnharris at bellsouth.net
Thu Jul 10 09:06:39 PDT 2008


I've got a 200 20v running new Bilstein Sports and H&R 29800s that will
primarily be a track car. I am unhappy with the BS/H&R combo. Got any
suggestions? Are you aware of any spring/shock or coil over options besides


-----Original Message-----
From: 200q20v-bounces at audifans.com
[mailto:200q20v-bounces at audifans.com]On Behalf Of Bernie Benz
Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2008 7:22 PM
To: Ed Kellock
Cc: 200q20V mailing list
Subject: Re: favorite - strut/shock/spring combo?

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.


On Jul 9, 2008, at 3:09 PM, Ed Kellock wrote:


> 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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