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Assume the following:-<p>1. cost is not an issue.<br>2. I want to lower my car (s60t5)<br>3. I want a comfortable ride (not too harsh)<p>Should I go for bilstein coilovers or should I go for eibach springs with my stock suspension? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br><i>Modified by richieleo at 1:21 PM 7-18-2006</i><BR><BR>
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Re: bilstein coliovers or stock suspnsion with eibach springs? (richieleo)

I have eibach with the stock setup... It is a little harsh in the city. I have heard the bilstein setup is better.... Certainly go that way if price is no object.
 

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if price ain't an issue, i would definitly go with bilstein coilovers. why keep the stock suspensions when you can get a whole new awesome performance suspensions.
 

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I had Bilstein HD's with Eibach springs, I didn't like them as the springs were too soft. It felt like next to stock spring rates. I assume this would be a good setup for someone who wants a lower ride while still retaining stock ride quality. The KONI dampers are a bit softer in comparison. I now have H&R sports with the Bilstein HD's, much happier with how it handles. Probably too harsh for most volvo drivers. I can take a lot as I use to have linear springs on coilover suspension for my BMW E36. Everyone will have a different opinion on what ride quality is acceptable. Eg, if you've been driving S class mercs or Buicks all your life, you won't have much tolerance for anything stiffer.<p>Bry
 

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I have had alot of different spring upgrades in the past... Overall I am satisfied with the eibach setup... It is not as stiff as others when cruising, but because of its progressive nature, firms up in a hurry.... <p>There are a lot of iffy roads around Chicago... I wouldn't want anything stiffer here, that's for sure... <p>When I had my toys, the stiffer and lower the better... But now I have people in the car often and want them to be comfortable... The eibach setup seems like a nice comprimise for my vehicle and my needs...
 

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Re: bilstein coliovers or stock suspnsion with eibach springs? (richieleo)

I installed Billstein touring class struts and shocks and Vogtland sport springs (and IPD swaybars) on my 98 S70 T5M and find this setup to be a bit firmer than stock on the highway (i.e., comfortable cruising) and of course much improved in the twisties.
 
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