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Old 07-19-2016, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by B serious View Post
If you're using the R&T's for track and street use, you bought the right system.

My comment was for people debating on using these for a car that is purely daily driven.
Debating myself which system to get. I'm not sure how much track time my car will see. The Ohlins do seem to hold their value well so its an asset but, not just an expense. My $0.02.
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Old 07-19-2016, 08:45 AM
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BSerious - gottca. My bad. They are a great dual purpose.

ChiHonda - even if you do not track the car these are fantastic. Maybe not the cheapest option but they do have great road manners. When I softened up the spring rate it made it that much better. I recently drove an e63 amg (NA 6.3 v8) and I feel my car rides better than that did. The Merc is much quieter obviously but the way my s2000 with ohlins and swifts handles bumps I felt the dampening was much more refined
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Any shock can be used on the track. The DFV package is a very good street package out of the box. Both the DFV and Bilstein PSS9 date from when the S2000 was new. The Bilstein has a much softer spring out of the box. Bilsteins are very good street shocks and typically what I use on my street cars (a pair of Bilstein 5100s are about to become the front shocks of my QX56).

The Bilsteins can be revalved as I believe shops are doing with the DFV. The DFV has a extra blow-off feature that is supposed to limit the effect high frequency impacts. Standard MB shocks claim a similar feature, as do the Koni FSDs. The Koni FSD's are on my wife's E-class.

The Koni TTX is a racing shock, although versions are sold for street motorcycles and mountain bikes (Cane Creek probably has the best video showing TTX operation).

There is track use and then there is track use. Some S2000s are dedicated track cars running in competitive wheel-to-wheel classes or time trials. Races where speed counts. Others, not exactly on a race track, are run in highly competitive autocrosses. In these situations details that might not be obvious in a HPDE track day become very apparent.

My guess is most DFV buyers are very happy with their purchase, whether they are on the street or at an HPDE.
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Old 07-19-2016, 10:07 AM
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DavidNJ - fyi the TTX is a branded Ohlins product.
The KONI FSD's are awesome shocks for the money. Not made for all makes/models but for the cars that fit it, buy it! =)
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