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    Quote Originally Posted by rbanting69 View Post
    Looks sharp. Been thinking of springs and Koni FSD. Got the APR stage 2 last week. What a hoot. Concerned about reducing the comfortable ride on OE 18"'s in my SEL. My 08 has Eibach with stock struts. Worked ok, but not as cushy as my 2016 SEL.
    Good choice. That's exactly what I just did. Koni FSDs 2100-4090 (for audi a3) and the eibach (for CC - 4cyl version). The ride is really smooth until you ask for more and then its almost instantly firmer.





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    Quote Originally Posted by rbanting69 View Post
    Looks sharp. Been thinking of springs and Koni FSD. Got the APR stage 2 last week. What a hoot. Concerned about reducing the comfortable ride on OE 18"'s in my SEL. My 08 has Eibach with stock struts. Worked ok, but not as cushy as my 2016 SEL.
    I have the Eibach and FSDs on my 2014 (and APR 93 tune). Its subjective, but I think the ride is the right balance between comfort and performance for a sedan of this size.

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    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.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Man View Post
    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.
    Price for one thing - ECS had a killer sale on them. BUT also when I looked at the curb weight of the A3 it was almost dead on with the B7 passats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Man View Post
    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.
    I ran H&R coilovers on my 98 B5 - which has a Bilstein damper. It was a nice combination, but IMO coilovers add needless complexity.
    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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