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Re: Brera 2.2: Bilstein B6 vs Koni FSD
I ran Bilsteins (not sure of the model) on my 156 V6 and recently replaced them with FSD's. Also fitted Eibach Pro springs at the same time, so not really a direct comparison.
I think the FSD's are a more comfortable damper than the Bilsteins which is after all their design and why they cost so much. There isnt really much difference but you dont feel the smaller bumps or irregularities in the road but when pushed the FSD's stiffen up very quickly for cornering etc
IMO if you are looking for a harder feel to your suspension then probably the Bilsteins, if you are looking for a very nicely controlled suspension without much loss of the original comfort then FSD's are better.
This is all taken from a 156 so the Brera could be totally different but I would think all dampers behave similarly irrespective of which car they are fitted to......hope this helps
156 2.5 V6 24v, Cosmos Blue Metallic, Tan Leather, 17” GTA's, 225/45 Michelin PS2's, Full Zender body kit, GTA Headlights, Eibach springs, Koni FSD's, Eibach Anti-roll bars, Ferrari 360 Brembo calipers, DS2500 pads, Squadra ECU, 45mm Intake Runners, Carbon Intake, Dan & Wizard exhaust
156 2.5 V6 Qsystem, Red + Red Leather, Bilstein dampers, DS2500 pads...soon Brembo calipers, 17" GTV Teles