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    Anyone put Koni reds in a N5 306 xt, xr or style with otherwise std 14'' wheels, tyres, springs etc..

    Would love to hear what you thought of the result.

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    I had Koni yellows in my N5 306 XT with 15" wheels. I installed them in the car at 10 000Klm. These were set at minimum, the ride was very slightly harsher, but certainly still excellent, handling was definately sharper.

    When I sold the car at 67 000Klm, I put the std shocks back and sold the Konis separately. It still handled very nicely with the std shocks.
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    My freind has them in his 405 as i found out the other day while under the car.
    his car rides very well.
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    I have a N5 306 style (3 door) with Koni Reds in and eibach springs in the front. also with 15" wheels and Dunlop Direzza tyres.

    I used to have the car low at the back with the dampers set to medium at the front and soft on the rear. Handled well, It was a lot less flicky than a standard car, but alot harsher.

    Now, I have reset the rear back to near standard height with dampers set to medium front and rear. The car is very nimble now but the ride is a bit choppy. I think the eibach springs do not match to well with the Koni's ? Or need to set the dampers to soft.

    I think the best compromise would be standard springs/height with Koni reds on medium (nicely firm) or soft ( for almost standard feel)

    The main thing the Eibach springs do is reduce roll a little bit at the front, but "im actually starting to think the standards would be fine.

    Unless your standard dampers are gone (like mine were) I'd suggest sticking with the standard gear and Putting some 15's on with really sticky rubber.

    EDIT: I just read your post a bit closer. Koni's set to medium with 14's would be OK. It'd just make it feel like a more modern car and sharpen up response a little. You caould also carry more weight without the arse drooping to low.

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    Thanks folks.
    Now was someone on here selling Koni's ?

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    Ray Bell - use search to find his email
    He was banned for not getting along with the admins from memory. A bit of a shame conisdering he's given me really good advice on a number of occasions regarding suspension issues.
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