has any one replaced v6 front shocks with OE's? Konis seem a lot of money for v6 I want good handling but... how much difference?
Also wondering about springs - originals are still intact but does performance degrade? Keep seeing lowered springs for sale, but VERY worried about ride height issues...& performance with OE front shocks
Just put KYB on the back - v easy job ....even I managed it. Drop links are a pain the a*** though had to resort to a hacksaw!
I've fitted loads, normally bought from Alfashop. They'll transform the handling over your current used shocks, as will Konis but at a greater price.
Koni adjustables are better.......because you can stiffen them up....good for track days(around a race track). Most people seem to set them medium to hard...for a while, then after raving about the improved(different) feel from the front they set to soft which is far more suited to our 'normal' road surfaces. I'm guilty of this as well.
I seem to remember hearing that Konis' soft setting is the same/similar as the factory
shocks'. Unfortunately Konis don't last forever, or not necessarily longer than standard shocks. I've recently changed/thrown away some Konis, they weren't that old & hadn't travelled much mileage. I've also junked kn*ckered FKs & Bilstiens.
So, unless you travel to work via a couple of race tracks, save your money & fit OE or OE spec front shocks...they work well...afterall they were designed for the car & the road tests when new raved about the car's handling.
Eibachs are fine with std shocks, I've got them fitted to G6 Cup-a-Like...mainly for looks, but OE is more comfortable. Apex & PI are too hard, even though it took me a while to admit it.
I'm sure a few people will advise you differently but they've probably got Konis, or similar fitted.