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Hey guys. I've decided on lowering my car and was considering buying the bilstein touring class shocks/struts to go with my springs. Now, I haven't decided which springs to go with (H n R, Eibach, or possibly trying the IPD springs) but my real concern is if they are sufficient for pairing with any of these spring sets. I realize that the kind of driving I will be undergoing is an important factor, so I will say right from the start that this car will be driven daily. I was just wondering if they will suffice for a little bit of fun cornering and highway driving with my lowered suspension every once in a while <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> . Thank you.
 

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Re: Bilstein Touring (eurotuner)

They are just fine!<br>Personally I like Konis better but they're pricey.<br>B-Tourings with lowering springs is a very decent combination
 

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Re: Bilstein Touring (JRL)

I'm glad to hear that. To be honest with you, I was leaning more towards Koni adjustables anyway, but as you said, they are truly pricey, and I don't want to throw away money for a ride that I'll consider too stiff and bone jarring, especially on public roads.
 

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I admit that I don't have experience with Koni Sports on these Volvos, but Koni Sports with Eibach lowering springs and bigger swaybars on an E30 318is made for one of the best handling cars I've driven. It was controlled, no floatiness, and it was not harsh at all. I would recommend that setup any day. That 17 year old car (at the time) could outhandle the almost new stock S40 T5 AWD I was driving then with ease.
 

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Re: Bilstein Touring (eurotuner)

Konis are less "stiff" than Bilsteins out of the box unless you crank the adjustment up
 

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Re: Bilstein Touring (JRL)

I'm using Bilstien B4 with Apexi coil spring on my 855 . It looks cool with my 18" rim . It feels great during cornering & high speed as well . <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Feel a little bit stiff than the original setting .<br>If you want to try on Konis , you have to match with Eibach spring .
 

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Re: Bilstein Touring (wynn lai)

I've got Koni Sports and OMP springs on my dd and my 97R and the match up works well together for a nice firm but not bone jarring ride. The Konis aren't jarring anyway unless you start adjusting them up closer to their stiff setting and maybe pair them up with low profile tires etc. On the R I run 225\35\18 tires with the Konis set on full stiff and it still seems no less jarring say then what the front end of the 850 would normally transmit up to the dash in terms of road conditions. The dd is 16" Columbas with the Konis set at factory out of the box etc.<p>I had the Bilstein Touring set up with the OMP springs on my dd for two weeks and then replaced them with the Konis. I thought they were soft and reminded me of worn oem.
 
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