The suspensions are setup like this.
FE1 Softest spring rates , hollow swaybars.
FE2 Upgrades from FE1- Mid to stiffer spring rates, solid and thickers sways
F41 Upgrades from FE2 - Stifest spring rates
Personally the spring rate that came on my FE1 car (there are about for spring rates in each setup) is too soft for any driving style on the H body. Bumps were bad because it was too soft. Going to the stiffer of the FE2 springs helped IMENSLY in the front with bump compliance and dips, and such. I don't believe you have to have a crazy stiff car to make it turn nicely, anyone who'*
The sway bars are probably the biggest improvement to actual car handling/lap times. Paired with performance endlinks you're car will have very little body roll when cornering.
I'm planning on going with the monroe struts because I want to have adjustable Damping rates. I'd REALLY like adjustable bound and rebound, but i doubt that'll happen.
'06 Vee Dub GTI 2 door Tornado Red
- 2.0 Turbocharged, Intercooled, Direct Injected, 6 Speed DSG, Underbody Aero, 17" Classix
- Moonroof, Bi-Xenon headlamps, Interlagos Plaid Sport Seats, 6 Disc In-dash, iPod integration, GTI Monster Mats (winter)
'93 Bonneville SE Purple Pearl H4U package - picked up June 23, 2003, Traded-in June 28, 2007...