Anyone have first-hand experience with Steeda "Comfort" suspension?

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  1. BimmerDriver

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    Natch I'll ask Steeda what they recommend for my needs, but I'm thinking that these may be the ticket to upgrade from a base GT suspension.

    I'd like to hear what real people think of it.
     
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    ^^^ might want to mention what's important to you about the way a car drives/handles/rides/etc., and what might not be.


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    Sure, but I don't want to color anyone's opinion.
     
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    There’s threads about this setup already so search for them.

    Summary: the progressive springs pair very nicely with the “active” dampers and provide a great balance between daily ride comfort and solid handling for spirited driving. Would probably do decent at the track but definitely not what it’s suited for. Probably the best street setup for a more “euro” ride if that’s what you’re looking for given the screen name.
     
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    I did try. Couldn't find anything. If anyone has links, I'd appreciate you sharing them with me.
     
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    #7 shogun32, May 18, 2020
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    any day now I'm supposed to get my EB back with freshly installed 200/800 springs and the -Actives. Then I can do a back to back comparo between DR+Adj Actions, 200/800+Actives and (unfair I know) GM Magneride. The stock GT or EB/PP setup really isn't bad for usual and customary driving. Is it a bit soft, yeah but you have to be driving way beyond sensible on public roads to get worked up over it's shortcomings, IMO.

    Personally I am not a fan of progressive springs - straight rate keeps things simple and predictable.
    Shock choice boils down to 4:

    Steeda Pro-Action (adj, twin) or FRPP Track (adj mono)
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    Bilstein B6 (mono) or Steeda Pro-Active (twin)

    All 4 work more than well enough for most people and it comes down to a small different in price and whether or not you want to be able to adjust or not.
     
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    Cross post from another:

    I just installed the Steeda Comfort active suspension package. It includes their progressive lowering springs and their special active struts / shocks. I added the camber plates, the bump stops, and spacers to the kit. I live in Houston and was worried about clearance so I added the spacers for front and rear to retain some ride height.

    The car is a 2020 GT PP1 (no Magna). I really tried to get a Magna but it's difficult to find an A10 Magna (dealers really should order). Before the package the car rode horrible. The dampers did not seem to do a good job of controlling the springs. When you would hit expansions joints etc the car would porpoise and feel like you were losing control of it. Not only was it a crappy ride it felt like you were not controlling the car.

    After installation the car was lowered 5/8" in the front and 1/2" in the back. It's a small but noticeable drop. Both the ride quality and handling are significantly improved. It rides / drives a lot like my old 3 series did. Small bumps and pavement imperfections are not felt anymore (You can hear them but cant feel them). Large hits are not quite as jarring as they were. The purpoising is drastically improved. You get a once bounce then return to level vs a see-saw effect. The handling seems to be much improved as well. I went out and pushed the car pretty hard this weekend and was not disappointed. The transition in and out of hard turns is very smooth and controlled. I had no problem pushing it at high speed through turns and maintaining a very good line with confidence.

    I couldn't be happier with the package and anyone looking for some improvement should consider it. Steeda's customer support is among the best I have dealt with and that makes all the difference in a product. I have the old springs / struts still so I will need to find something to do with them...



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    Lol, that was the one I was trying to post last night but guess the wrong link was posted.

    Let us know if you have any further questions - we are happy to help!

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    IOW, if "some's good", stop there and don't be telling yourself that more's gotta be better. Even from a strictly appearance standpoint, you noticing the drop is all that really matters :like: .


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