soloz2 Posted July 1, 2012 Share Posted July 1, 2012 Last fall I upgraded from my stock struts and springs to some lightly used Konis with Eibach springs on my 06 Legacy. I loved the look and how planted the car felt, but the ride was not half as comfortable as the stock setup. I can't seem to find the right setting as the ride is either too stiff and bumpy/harsh or too soft and bouncy. To make matters worse the roads where I live are pretty bad. I have 2 dogs; one is a 5 year old Jack Russel named Delilah and she is fine riding in my car. My other dog is a 4 month old Jack Russel named Lily. She gets sick every time she gets in my car. She can ride in my wife's 98 Outback just fine and has only gotten sick in her car once (after she rode in my car got sick so I stopped let her walk around for 20 minutes and had my wife come get her) This, in addition to wanting a less harsh ride has led me to think that maybe I need to change my suspension setup. I don't want to spend much/any money so I have a few options (Please let me know if I'm missing something!): Option 1: go back to stock. I have the stock springs and struts. I'm not sure how many miles are on the struts as I bought the car with 87k and switched at 92k I would sell the Koni struts and Eibach springs. I would be inclined to install new KYB GR2 struts instead of installing my old struts again. I know they have some life in them, but I'm not sure how much honestly. Option 2: Install stock springs and Konis. I'm not sure if this would help much as I have a feeling it's the Konis I'm not particularly liking. Option 3: Install KYB GR2's with Eibach springs. I have seen folks say this combination is very comfortable... but then again the Koni/Eibach setup was supposed to be comfortable too. I'm not sure if there's something wrong with the struts or if I just don't like the combination. Some additional information: I do have a JDM 20mm RSB and whiteline offset LCA bushings. Ride is a bit firmer due to wheel/tire setup (currently Starspecs wrapped around Kosei Racing K1 TS 18x7.5" wheels) Current: 16 Crosstrek Premium w/ Eyesight & 05 Outback XT 5MT Past Subies: 14 FXT Premium, 14 WRX hatch, 06 Legacy 2.5i SE 5MT, 98 Outback wagon Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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