Which shocks for my needs?

Judson

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Jan 18, 2001
Location
Cheyenne, WY
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2001 Jetta
OK, folks I am tired of crappy roads and a harsh ride.

It isn't like I can feel the pavement - I have 50 series tires that are quite comfy and quiet (not even v-rated). But any time I go over any kind of significant, sharp bump, the suspension crashes.

I am running Koni Reds with stock springs. I am thinking of FSDs.

What else might handle bumps, dips, harsh transitions, and etc. better?

Thanks!

Jud.
 

gforce1108

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Newburgh, NY
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Stock springs? Bilstein TC Sports were nice. Then I went with 03 GLI 1.8T (some say the VR6 is better) springs. No lower than stock, stiffer and well dampened with the TC sports. I wanted lower so I went Eibach / Koni orange. I run 45 series (225-45-17) at 40 PSI and neither setup was harsh
 

IndigoBlueWagon

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I don't think you'll do better than Special Actives (re-branded FSDs). Reds probalby ride a bit better, but Special Actives will handle better. I've had both in my MKIV and I think it's a tossup, but I tend towards wanting a better ride these days, and a lot of the roads I drive on are truly awful.
 

Judson

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Location
Cheyenne, WY
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2001 Jetta
Ordered up the special actives, along with all new hardware. They'll go in in a couple of weeks.
Also what helps is that I've moved out of the south side to a nice part of town where the roads are far better!
 
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