One of my shocks (front right) has gone bad so its time for a suspension upgrade. I kinda wanted to do this later, on my own accord, but it happened now... when I have to also buy winter tyres
I should have seen it coming, after all the car is almost 10 years old and with the original shocks/springs.
So anyways long story short - I have a limited budget and cant go for the too fancy suspension and have to compromise a bit.
I have (almost) ordered Eibach pro kit springs (this one
) and am wondering what shocks should I get.
Since my local garage has had a very bad experience with almost all of the Bilstein b6 they installed, and the Koni sports shocks are a bit pricey for me right now, they recommended me some KYB`s with fancy name that I forgot (a bit sportier, if someone recalls it please tell me). I decided to check what is available from the rest of EU as often the parts there are cheaper (I dont even know how that works). I found some lower end Koni`s - STR.T
which fall down right in my price range and are pretty much the same price as the KYB`s I mentioned. I read all of the threads that mentioned them in this forum, but there were no concrete opinions of whether they were good of bad, except one very negative commend that 2 sets failed on 2 different cars which almost discouraged me.
So to summarize my choices are:
Eibach + KYB`s (front shock is about 80 quid, the back is about 100 I guess, so 360 in total)
Eibach + Koni STR.T (335 for the entire set of shock`s)
Probably a third option - Eibach + the fancy sport Koni`s but just in the front (till spring comes), but Im unsure whether this is advisable.
Any fedback will be greatly appreciated