Next eventual task is reverting back to stock ride height. Roads suck ass here and I've had enough of daily driving a lowered car for almost 5 years now. Don't know if I should run the Koni's into the ground or go back to the low mileage OEM shocks/struts.
What is it that you don't like about the riding a lowered car? Which springs do you use?
- OEM shocks/springs
- OEM shocks/H&R progressive springs
- B8/Eibach linear GTI springs
- B8/Eibach linear GTD springs
- B8/Eibach linear Golf R springs.
B16 in various ride heights and clicks, everything after B16 w/ factory bump stops and slightly shortened (- 5-6mm) bump stops.
IMO the stock shocks are underdamped in compression (heavily rely on the bump stops), and overdamped in rebound. The spring balance is okay but on the softer side. I prefer linear springs over progressive springs because I don't like the bouncy/floaty ride around ride height. Also I think impacts are better (a little bit more compact but much more controlled afterwards) w/ linear springs. Shortening the bump stops by a couple millimeters makes a big change on many rougher road cracks/impacts. Going to the stiffer linear springs (Eibach Golf R) kit made my car actually more comfortable. The WAF came back, and even on our 3500km road trip from Germany-Austria-Slovenia-Croatia and back there were no complaints. Furthermore we didn't stop or slowed down for a single dip, railroad crossing, road crack, or on dirt roads. I've seen bad roads in Ohio and surrounding states while my car was on factory suspension and on B16. Wouldn't consider B-roads in Slovenia and Croatia as good either...