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what kind of shocks should i get? i want a stiffer ride..

i was thinking either bilstein or teins....
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I have Bilsteins. Konis are good also.

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okay, i was leaning toward bilsteins anyways
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what kind of bilsteins though? heavy duty, sport, or touring
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The Tourings are the softest. I've been told the Sports are Heavy duty's with a shorter shaft. They are reccomended for lowering springs. The Heavy duty's are a little stiffer than stock, but not bad for everyday. Springs seem to do more for stiffnes than shocks.

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what kind of shocks should i get? i want a stiffer ride..

i was thinking either bilstein or teins....
If you can fork out a little more paper go Koni adjustable you wont regret it, if you go with bilstein go for the sport as tomctx said they are a shorter stroke shock and work alot more effeciently than the heavy dutys and the touring are just shit.
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