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Old 17th January 2010, 20:31   #1
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Its time for my tucson's strut change. I would like to get aftermarket struts that gives the best possible ride comfort (low speed) in the car. I dont mind how bad it handles. I see that lot of people here get koni's, but almost all of them go for the best handling ones. How good is koni FSDs in terms of ride comfort. I read here that it tends to be stiffer than stock set up. Is it true? Do I have any other options? My max budget is around Rs.50000 and scope limited to strut change only. Please suggest me something that gives me good damping and carpet ride quality
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Stick to stock struts.
Use a comfort oriented tyre with the stock size.
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Koni's are not meant for ride comfort, it's for handling.

How old is the vehicle ? How many KMS ?
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mithun,
its a 2005 make and done 100000 kms. the stocks have been replaced once. right now i have Michelin latitude 235/60/R16 tires on it. after replacing the stock hankook with Michelin the ride has improved a bit, but not to a comfortable extent. I've a little baby now and would like to make the ride a bit more comfy for her. Is there someone manufacturing comfort oriented struts?
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I dont think you will get FSDs for the Tuscon. The Konis for the SUVs are a completely different range. So I guess u have to stick to stock.
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