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      08-12-2013, 12:41 PM   #1
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Exclamation Changing Boge Sport with Koni Sport Shocks

My car has M sport suspension from the factory but recently I changed the M springs with Eibach Pro-Kit springs which made the ride a little more stiffer and dropped the front - 10mm over M springs, the rear height stood the same.

I'm still not happy with the setup as the car is not as stiff as I want. I don't want the body to roll that much in the turns or while it's drifting. So I decided to change the Boge Automatic Sport shocks with stiffer ones.
Bilstein B6/B8 was my first choice but unfortunately it's not sold in my country (no distributor), so I have to choose Koni Sports (Yellow) which are also adjustable in the fronts.

Do you have any experience with Yellow Koni's + Eibach Pro-Kit's on 1 series? Will this setup serve my needs? I'd like to have your comments as I'm going to buy the shocks in a couple of days.

I guess as I have sport suspension option from the factory, my sway bars are different than the 120d's with standard suspension, but I'm not %100 sure. Do you also recommend me to change the sway bars?

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nh-tuning.de will ship you B8 which are the 'matched' shock for your springs.

oh, and H&R swaybars or similar would be another option to reduce body roll. With the softish rate of the Eibach springs/B8's I would personally upgrade swaybars. I have used a near identical setup on another car with great success.

There are two schools of thought:

1- Use Shock/Spring to control roll through stiffer rates, use swaybars to set 'balance'
2- Use swaybars to reduce body roll, use softer(relative to point 1) shock/spring to improve traction, grip, braking etc.

I've run Bilsteins and Konis, i don't buy Koni any more.
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nh-tuning.de will ship you B8 which are the 'matched' shock for your springs.

oh, and H&R swaybars or similar would be another option to reduce body roll. With the softish rate of the Eibach springs/B8's I would personally upgrade swaybars. I have used a near identical setup on another car with great success.

There are two schools of thought:

1- Use Shock/Spring to control roll through stiffer rates, use swaybars to set 'balance'
2- Use swaybars to reduce body roll, use softer(relative to point 1) shock/spring to improve traction, grip, braking etc.

I've run Bilsteins and Konis, i don't buy Koni any more.
Thanks for your valuable advises. I tried to purchase B8's from nh-tuning.de and learned at the checkout that they don't ship to Turkey

I guess I'll have to go with the yellow KONI's
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Thanks for your valuable advises. I tried to purchase B8's from nh-tuning.de and learned at the checkout that they don't ship to Turkey

I guess I'll have to go with the yellow KONI's
Contact them via email or use eBay. I had to use email for my PSS.

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E-mail : info@nh-tuning.de
Internet : www.nh-tuning.de
Ebay : http://stores.ebay.de/NH-TUNING
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Contact them via email or use eBay. I had to use email for my PSS.

Details are below:

NH Tuning
Jens Krause

E-mail : info@nh-tuning.de
Internet : www.nh-tuning.de
Ebay : http://stores.ebay.de/NH-TUNING
Thanks for you recommendations.

I've found the official seller of Bilstein in my country and ordered the B8 shocks. I'll have them within 15 days
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