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Old 07-15-2014, 06:37 PM   #1
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Koni FSD's still the shocks to get?

Getting ready to overhaul the suspension of my e46. I have stock non sport right now. Looking for something that isnt too harsh for daily driving but delivers much better handling for spirited driving and maybe a little autox/track in the future. Not looking for a dramatic drop either. The subtle drop of the eibach kit sounds right to me. Based on the sticky thread looks like the koni FSD + eibach pro kit is the way to go. All the threads about this setup are 4-8 years old though. Just wondering if something new is out that supersedes the konis (ie better handling and more comfortable at similar price point) or are the koni FSD's still a good option. Thanks!
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Getting ready to overhaul the suspension of my e46. I have stock non sport right now. Looking for something that isnt too harsh for daily driving but delivers much better handling for spirited driving and maybe a little autox/track in the future. Not looking for a dramatic drop either. The subtle drop of the eibach kit sounds right to me. Based on the sticky thread looks like the koni FSD + eibach pro kit is the way to go. All the threads about this setup are 4-8 years old though. Just wondering if something new is out that supersedes the konis (ie better handling and more comfortable at similar price point) or are the koni FSD's still a good option. Thanks!

You really need to pick 1) Comfort or 2) Handling. I say this because the FSD is a good shock geared more towards comfort, with sporty driving mixed in. But it is Not the strut/shock of choice to ever track or autoX with. So if you want a spirited / sporty DD with the ability to autoX or track, you'll want a different shock. If you never wanted to autoX or track, then the FSD would work well, but you want that option so pick either a Bilstein Sport or Koni Sport & you'll be better off.


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You really need to pick 1) Comfort or 2) Handling. I say this because the FSD is a good shock geared more towards comfort, with sporty driving mixed in. But it is Not the strut/shock of choice to ever track or autoX with. So if you want a spirited / sporty DD with the ability to autoX or track, you'll want a different shock. If you never wanted to autoX or track, then the FSD would work well, but you want that option so pick either a Bilstein Sport or Koni Sport & you'll be better off.


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Well I guess comfort because tracking is a far off dream/possibility. Im sure I'd still have a blast if I took it to the track once or twice. Thanks for the advice!
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I like my koni fsd's. I though the front struts blew prematurely but I can't see any leaking oil so they must be fine. The car handles better and still autox's well. Tire rack recorded a faster time with the fsd over the stiffer koni yellow too.


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Just installed my FSD kit over the weekend and I'm extremely happy with the handling.
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