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Old 08-21-2023, 01:32 AM
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I just installed the Koni FSD's and they's great, you can for sure feel them firm up during quick side to sides. Nice controlled and comfortable ride. Also did a front suspension refresh (all arms). Installed everything a week ago, so still evaluating but the ride is great and its at least as good as factory with a better ride. Also installed the Conti Crosscontact lx25 255/50R19 highway tire (not run flat, so keep that in mind).

Really happy with this Combo and the M brakes (need 10 - 12mm spacers to clear the 19's with M brakes).
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Old 08-21-2023, 06:22 PM
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Haha. I just put the same tires on mine a few weeks ago. I really like them for commuting. If you’re into the sticky tires, they’re probably not for you but a tough tire suited for NJs roads.
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Old 08-22-2023, 11:24 AM
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Awesome. Get the Koni’s and we can be brothers. The LX25’s are good. I don’t notice a difference coming from the MICHELIN Premier LTX in terms of handling for my driving profile, which is aggressive commuting and general grand touring. They do follow grooved concrete a bit more right now but they haven’t settled in and I’m sure my toe is hideous and the rear thrust line is off (right rear seems to be the sacrificial tire based on previous wear patterns). Alignment visit next week.
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We must be brothers. Haha I got it aligned when I did the tires. I replaced everything you could think of up front. I still have a knock if I’m hard on brakes or going from r to d. It’s only in the front driver side. Weird. I still have the back to do but they don’t make B6s for my rear since I have bags with the 3rd row. The B6s are only harsh-ish in construction zones but I’m thinking about swapping the B6s for fsd when I do the rear shocks, arms and links. I have other issues atm (low pressure underboost) so I’ll have to wait on the rears.
Op, I have no regrets about the B6s and ultimately decided on them over the konis because of brand and longevity. With no options for the rear, I may swap them to see if I like the konis rather than a hard front and softer rear suspension. I just think it would feel weird and should have done more homework before I got the B6s. So make sure you can get what you want with your setup (if you have 3rd row), before you decide.
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You can put the B6’s in the rear if you swap in the taller rear upper shock mounts. That’s what I did.
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Koni Special Active looks interesting. Not terribly priced and they're red so that's good for 5 or 10 horsepower.

I love the Michelin Premier LTX so much. Sad they're discontinued. Michelin says the Primacy Tour A/S is an "equivalent" but I'm not sure. The Premier LTX did everything very well, even winter driving. Fortunately, I have only about 10k miles on my latest set so I have time to wait and see what they come out with.

@Diesel_Spectre where did you get your polyurethane parts?
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Old 08-22-2023, 09:10 PM
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You can put the B6ís in the rear if you swap in the taller rear upper shock mounts. Thatís what I did.
Are you happy with the B6s all around and what are the average conditions of the roads you drive? I was looking into the taller mounts to do the B6s rear, just have other issues at the moment so my underboost will take priority🙄
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I have Koniís in the rear with the tall mounts. Iím in the Cali Bay Area. Roads suck. Great ride even compensating for the move to non-run flats. The Koniís are worth it. Not harsh but controlled. Canít comment on them vs. the OE shocks since never had those new. All I can say is Iím very satisfied.
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If I had known about these I would have used them. Too late now. With 136k mine were fine though.
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