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Help with choosing Shocks and Struts???

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Old 06-30-2012, 06:04 PM
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Hello, I have a 2001 Audi A6 4.2, I am in process of changing the ride set up. I have the Eibach Pro Kit lowering springs, and new Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus tires on the way.
But I need help in regards to the shocks and struts. Since i will have the suspension taken apart I am changing the Shocks and Struts but I dont know what brand to purchase. I am not looking for just an OEM replacement(even though stock is a nice ride), i want to improve the performance of the ride as well but with out going all out on a coil over kit etc. . . (hence why i purchased the performance springs) I have looked at Koni, Bilstein, and I have seen the brand Sachs? but dont know anything about them. I am looking for a balance of more performance while keeping a somewhat smooth ride.
Any help / suggestions would be great!!! Thank you. . .
 
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:27 AM
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I suggest that you talk with a tech at the company that is supplying the springs and with one at the shock manufacturer/distributor of the brand(s)that you are considering. He or she will need to know just what your objective is...
 
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Old 07-03-2012, 05:33 PM
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most people either run koni or bilstein for the sturts. I run konis with tein ss springs in the rear. My fronts are coilovers though. with the ebiach i would go with the koni yellows.
 
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:52 AM
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thanks guys, ill def give the different suppliers a call. My technician was suggesting that i just use stock Audi Struts and Shocks because they have such a long warranty on them and are made by same company that i would buy performance springs from, im not to knowledgeable when comes to suspension stuff
 
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:06 AM
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if you are going to run aftermarket springs i would lean towards the negative on that. OUr stock shocks cannot handle the springs aggressive rates. Your stock shock will blow in a matter of months.
 
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Old 07-06-2012, 11:46 AM
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thanks thats what i figured as well, right off the bat i was leaning towards Koni or Bilstein shocks and struts. But i figured i would turn here for help/suggestions. thanks again
 
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