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Re: I need to get back to the suspension Posted by Snowmobile [Email] (#686) [Profile/Gallery] (more from Snowmobile) on Wed, 7 Feb 2018 11:26:30
In Reply to: I need to get back to the suspension, adl6009 [Profile/Gallery] , Wed, 7 Feb 2018 10:38:12 Members do not see ads below this line. - Help Keep This Site Online - Signup
Is this a wagon or sedan? I come from the other angle - I have Koni Sports, stiffer rear springs, and performance tires on my 9-5. I would say that doing all of this made a big improvement in the way the car handles, though it does have a lot of "road feel" and would be less comfortable to someone looking for a gt experience.
My suggestion would be to stay away from Bilstein (or at most get their touring shock line, (B5) which is closer to sachs/oem). I would also check if the spring code changed, and if it did, try to get a set of good used shocks off a 1999 se junk yard car. Put new oem shocks, spacers etc on to get it to ride height and go from there. If bushings are shot, maybe go for softer options. However, I agree with Mark and others that tire choices will have a significant impact, so make sure that you are running a comfort oriented GT tire (ie one that is a bit more compliant) and definitely steer clear of 17" rims. If the car does not wallow in corners and over bumps, and is already at a decent ride height, my suggestion would be to do what you can with tires first. Doing suspension work is going to cost a fair bit and is a waste if everything is working fine already.
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