Gaintanation, I'm curious about why you mounted the Koni FSDs intended for the A3 on your Passat. Was it a question of availability?
Your car looks great!
I've got an older, low milage B5 that's ready for new dampers and planning on the FSDs in combination with Neuspeed SofSport springs. I'd like crisper handling without much of a harshness penalty. I'm not looking for noticeable lowering (I've got a quarter-mile unpaved driveway with some steep sections.
the comfort with stiffer struts, and slight increase in springrate will make it drive a little closer to how some of the mercedes/bmw's of the last few years. it's tightened up quite a bit, but it's not stiff like the "mom's modified civic" lol
On the 04.5 B5.5 awd car, we ran H&R for an A6 quattro wagon (to get a bit more spring rate, and avoid slamming a daily) with Bilsteins. It had a PERFECT balance of every day comfort and handing. I would recommend this setup every time on that car.
That said, the FSD is unique, and delivers a slightly more comfort biased compromise unlike any other setup. I prefer the Eibach springs, as they advertise them as linear rate, rather than progressively higher rate as compressed like some companies claim. Heck I even put FSDs on our motor home/race car tow vehicle, with outstanding results.
A friend of mine works at Koni. Earlier this year they were looking for B7 Passats to do fitment testing of the FSD. I was not close enough to help them out, but I used FSD for a CC, and I think Eibach for a B6 Passat. I will try to get in the attic and double check the part numbers over the weekend.
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