Hahahahahha nnnooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooo to Bilstein HDs around here. My T-5R came with them and they were beyond unbearable. The paint in my shock towers has stress cracks from them. However, they were good when I was riding around the Netherlands in an 850 with them lol. But setting up our cars here the way the Europeans do just isn't a viable strategy.What is the consensus on shocks for daily highway driving? It seems like the Bilstein HD shocks are good but what do people think? This car is on stock springs (probably?) and I’m willing to replace them if anyone has any recommendations but I would like the ride height to stay roughly the same.
For best comfort (and improved handling): Sachs up front and Bilstein TC in the rear paired with H&R springs. This is 100% what I would do unless I needed to carry heavy loads often.
For best load capacity: factory 850R suspension (yellow marked Volvo springs all around with Sachs up front and sport Nivomats in the rear). If you don't want to spend $ on Nivomats but need load carrying, Bilstein TC paired with Lesjofors 9140099HD can be substituted with acceptable results.