Shock Absorbers for bad roads?
Im doing the suspension on my 2002 156 2.0TS, new wishbones upper and lower and new ARB on the front and new shock absorbers all the way round.
Now our roads here in the Eastern Cape of Souf Efrika are often best discussed in the past tense, as in: "Remember there were patches of road between these potholes?"
No, Im exaggerating, national roads are actually world class. But the internal roads are VERY potholey, and (please dont shoot me) I do drive the occasional bit of gravel road if unavoidable.
Now the question is: Which shock absorbers would be best in my situation? From what Ive gleaned from the forums is that I should be buying either the Bilstein B6's, Yellow or Red Koni's or RHB special valved Bilsteins.
The last one is probably the most expensive option, if I can get them here at all. My worry is that they will be made for the track, and be stiffer rather than more forgiving.
Right now, if I drive over a penny I feel it in my spine. Admittedly, my shocks are gone and the lower wishbones are shot.
What I REALLY want, is to make the ride more soft and forgiving, even if this means slowing down a bit going through corners (right now I try to take them all at 180km/h).
Anybody got any advice on which shocks will suit my road conditions best?
Also; is it worth changing the springs too?
Any feedback would be AWESOME!