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Old 12-06-2017, 10:50 PM
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Suspension suggestions?

The front driver's side strut is leaking a bit and feels a little soft. I figure if I'm going to replace the front pair, might as well do all four corners.

That said, I'm leaning toward Bilstein. I understand the B4 sport struts are a decent OEM replacement, but should I also consider the B6's?

A couple considerations:

A lot of the roads in this town are pretty rough. I'm not expecting anywhere near luxury-car comfort with a sport-tuned suspension, but I'd like to keep my fillings in my teeth.

There aren't a lot of twisty roads 'round here, so current spirited driving conditions involve a lot of straightaways and broad curves.

Thanks ahead of time for your suggestions and ideas!
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If you want to keep the stock springs, I would get the Bilstein B6 shocks. They will be a little firmer than the OEM shocks, but with the OEM springs will still ride decent.

How many miles on the car? Might want to consider replacing the front upper strut mounts, too.
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If you are going to do a full set I'd do the Koni FSDs. I've done many sets on R56 and R55s and they ride so good, while still having some performance when you lean into it. And the price is great right now with Free ship
https://www.waymotorworks.com/koni-f...5-r56-r57.html

We offer the B4 shocks too, but they aren't something I like to use as they are just a cheap replacement shock. Not going to gain any performance.
https://www.waymotorworks.com/bilste...7-r58-r59.html

The B6 are a better product, but again compared to others I'd rather go with the Koni Yellows and get the adjustability. And daily ride quality. But they will have more performance than the B4.
https://www.waymotorworks.com/bilste...6-r55-r57.html

Konis
https://www.waymotorworks.com/koni-y...5-r56-r57.html

And since we are giving free shipping over $149 shipping on a set would be FREE.
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If you want to keep the stock springs, I would get the Bilstein B6 shocks. They will be a little firmer than the OEM shocks, but with the OEM springs will still ride decent.

How many miles on the car? Might want to consider replacing the front upper strut mounts, too.
Replacing the front upper strut mounts is a really good idea - kind of a pay me now or pay me later thing. I've had good luck with Bilsteins....just don't go with OEM if you want any performance.....
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