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Re: Bilstein B14, Koni FSD's, AVO - which one?
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2011, 03:43:18 pm »
^^SS springs or not?

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    Re: Bilstein B14, Koni FSD's, AVO - which one?
    « Reply #16 on: June 14, 2011, 04:05:47 pm »
    with ss springs 

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    Re: Bilstein B14, Koni FSD's, AVO - which one?
    « Reply #17 on: June 14, 2011, 04:52:47 pm »
    with ss springs  

    It is interesting you say that because that is the one thing I don't think they do. I understand the 'soft' thing but, if anything, that is the rear of the car. The steering input is far more responsive and compliant leading to a much greater confidence the car will go where you want it and not dish up scary understeer at inopportune moments. Don't get me wrong, I rate Joe's GAZ set up but in a brief test drive, it was the ride itself (I.e. No softness) rather than steering which lead me to that view.  As I've said above and previously, for track you will do better elsewhere. Frankly, for road use, the konis are great and fairly competitive in terms of price.

    Oh, and before anyone jumps on this post, I've now done about 10,000 miles with them fitted and 6,500 or so since the original rear ones were replaced. The replacement set, as you know, improved my view of them given that there was undoubtedly a problem with the first right rear. Be that as it may, they have grown on me with increasing experience of the car. My view for what it is worth, whatever anyone does (particularly if you have them and are considering altering them) is give it time and make improvements gradually to see what does and does not work and try to get out and try as many options as you can. It's all personal choice at the end of the day.  :thumb:
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    Re: Bilstein B14, Koni FSD's, AVO - which one?
    « Reply #18 on: June 14, 2011, 05:06:30 pm »
    i agree the koni set up is an improvement - while not being bad value for money i certainly dont think they're a bargain especially when bought with the ss springs - talking about a concept like softness (and road use) is difficult when everyone will have their own opinion on what a soft or firm set up is - all i can present are my feelings, which are while they are a good set up and achieve a sort of set up centre ground for my preferences, and im certainly not a track day fanatic they are too soft and the problem is only likely to be compounded when venturing further into GTT's catalogue of goodies -

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    Re: Bilstein B14, Koni FSD's, AVO - which one?
    « Reply #19 on: June 14, 2011, 05:09:08 pm »
    i didnt see your amendment before i posted my response - you're bang on though about it being personal choice and i echo what you say about trying as many set ups as is feasible

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    Re: Bilstein B14, Koni FSD's, AVO - which one?
    « Reply #20 on: June 14, 2011, 05:34:00 pm »
    i agree the koni set up is an improvement - while not being bad value for money i certainly dont think they're a bargain especially when bought with the ss springs - talking about a concept like softness (and road use) is difficult when everyone will have their own opinion on what a soft or firm set up is - all i can present are my feelings, which are while they are a good set up and achieve a sort of set up centre ground for my preferences, and im certainly not a track day fanatic they are too soft and the problem is only likely to be compounded when venturing further into GTT's catalogue of goodies -

    Let us know how you get on. Sounds like you are into taking it step by step and improving incrementally. That has to be the right way to go given you'll never know what improvements have been achieved if you don't. It will be interesting to know how they respond to the things you want to do given they are variable. :thumb:

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    Re: Bilstein B14, Koni FSD's, AVO - which one?
    « Reply #21 on: June 14, 2011, 06:01:08 pm »
    Unfortunately my bank balance dosent keep pace with my enthusiasm so available funds rather than any shred of self discipline are what is dictating the pace of my modifications lol - i suspect when i finally get round to GTT level 3 and above the koni's will be swapped out for the billies as roland can supply and fit them so it would make sense to get a few things done at the same time - but there is a satisfaction to not having everything done at once and researching the various pending upgrades and the varying impact they will have - also staggering the upgrades allows various opinions to come through on the forum - but if anybody is interested when im preparing the next batch of goodies ill start a development thread a la lagerlout

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    Re: Bilstein B14, Koni FSD's, AVO - which one?
    « Reply #22 on: June 14, 2011, 06:04:04 pm »
    There will be many who are interested. Me included.  :thumb:

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    Re: Bilstein B14, Koni FSD's, AVO - which one?
    « Reply #23 on: June 14, 2011, 06:05:54 pm »
    Me too!

     

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