Let’s talk Springs and Struts
I’m considering Eibach springs with either of the Koni struts or the Bilsteins TCs.
I’m doing this because my current stuff is completely shot. I’ve bought EVERYTHING else that touches the struts and just need to pick struts and springs. I want a comfortable ride and increased performance, in that order. I live near Chicago and commute into the city and see plenty of terrible roads. My 1996 Volvo 850R has ~200k miles on it.
~$850 for Koni FSD with Eibach
~$700 for Koni Sport (Yellow Adjustable) with Eibach
~$500 for Bilstein Touring with Eibach
I don’t want a huge drop, but I certainly don’t want my R raised up any. I’ve read that Eibachs give the least drop – is that true?
My research seems to indicate that the FSDs with Eibach springs would be the very best and give me the comfort AND performance I’m looking for.
- Are they $350 more comfortable and performable(?)?
- Is it worth anything to spend (or save) the money on the Koni Sports?
- Is the softest setting on the Sports any softer than the FSDs’ “softness”?
Any and all experience and opinions are welcome here. Thanks a ton!
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