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    Mk7 GTD Bilstein or Koni?

    Hi all,

    just bought a 2013 Mk7 GTD 2.0 TDI and want to replace the suspension with either Bilstein or Koni. Can anyone recommend and does anyone have pics of their GTD lowered?

    Thanks

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    First posts normally go in introductions else you could get a free fix and we never see you again!!!

    Whether Crasher can recommend anything when he reads this post?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keithuk View Post
    First posts normally go in introductions else you could get a free fix and we never see you again!!!

    Whether Crasher can recommend anything when he reads this post?
    Sorry Keith, I am forgetting my manners. I'm here for as long as I have the car 👍🏻

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    Personally we have had very good results with our customers cars when using the Koni FSD, now called the Active, these are designed to work with standard springs and are very effective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crasher View Post
    Personally we have had very good results with our customers cars when using the Koni FSD, now called the Active, these are designed to work with standard springs and are very effective.
    Sorry I should have mentioned that I want to lower the care too. I'm looking at the Koni yellows with a 35mm drop.

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    In that case we would fit the KW street comfort or their ST kit. If you wanted to go hi tech then the KW DCC conversion is brilliant but it is quite involved to install. The ST system is very affordable and easy to install and live with, you have to be careful not to destroy the ride quality https://www.kwsuspensions.co.uk/shop...sions/23210548
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crasher View Post
    In that case we would fit the KW street comfort or their ST kit. If you wanted to go hi tech then the KW DCC conversion is brilliant but it is quite involved to install. The ST system is very affordable and easy to install and live with, you have to be careful not to destroy the ride quality https://www.kwsuspensions.co.uk/shop...sions/23210548
    Thanks for the reply. What is the difference between the ST Black Edition kit and the ST Sport kit?
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    It is simply black springs so that if it went into VW it does not attract too much attention. The listing on their web site is out of date as they now do 20 or 30mm drops and these are all to order from Germany and takes about 7 days, ignore the 4 days bit. You can buy it from us for the same price and the shipping direct to you from Der Fatherland is 18.60 or if you are within striking distance of Nottingham, you can collect or even have us fit it https://www.candrenterprises.co.uk
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crasher View Post
    It is simply black springs so that if it went into VW it does not attract too much attention. The listing on their web site is out of date as they now do 20 or 30mm drops and these are all to order from Germany and takes about 7 days, ignore the 4 days bit. You can buy it from us for the same price and the shipping direct to you from Der Fatherland is 18.60 or if you are within striking distance of Nottingham, you can collect or even have us fit it https://www.candrenterprises.co.uk
    Thanks again for the reply. What I'm looking for is to take up the gap in the arches and not too firm a ride. In your opinion would you go for Koni yellows or the ST kit? Also what drop do you recommend? Do you know of any pics tha could help me decide? Sorry for all the questions

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    Also look at Eibach and Bilstein .

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