[V8] suspension update

Ingo Rautenberg ingo.rautenberg at gmail.com
Wed Oct 1 14:37:48 PDT 2008

Good to know, Ed.  I absolutely abhore HD's -- they're always way too stiff
when paired with stock springs ime on any variation of the type 44 cars, but
acceptable in the Urq.  Nice to know the Koni Yellows work well with stock
springs.  I'll keep that in mind.


On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 4:24 PM, Ed Kellock <ed.kellock at msn.com> wrote:

> I finally caved and took my 93 to a shop to have stock springs put in to
> replace H&R's.  For some reason, I thought I had Koni Reds in there with
> the H&Rs.
> When I picked it up and headed home I was _very_ impressed.  Very nice
> ride.  Absolutely _none_ of the jiggly wiggly busy ride that Bilstein HDs
> have exhibited in my 91 5spd, my 91 Avant, and even in my 83 GTI that I
> had long long ago.
> I got under the car for another reason yesterday and discovered yellow
> tubes marked KONISPORT in the back.  Wow.  I'm trying to remember if these
> are supposed to be stiffer than Reds or just what the differences might
> be.  I have a brand new set of Reds that I bought a couple years ago for
> the 5spd.  I've been trying to get some subjective feedback from various
> people who are using them with stock springs, but I think first-person
> experience is the only way to know for sure.  If Reds are less aggressive
> than Yellows, then I'm pretty sure I'll be pretty happy with them.  I
> could always change up what I'm doing and put the Yellows on the 5spd and
> vice versa.
> Anyway, I've driven about 50 miles of mixed driving, city, interstate, one
> passenger and four.  Still really impressed.  It has felt a bit abrupt in
> a couple of instances, but still a fraction of anything untoward compared
> to the HD's.  I'm really impressed with the rock-steady feel of it.
> Ed
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