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I really liked the 1159/1039 Sport pair from Koni.

They work well with big torsion bars. Your total suspension travel will be limited since the car is setup so stiff. IMO, the compression (jounce) damping is softer than Bilstein and works well when you want to maximize travel of big torsion bars. Plus, you can adjust the rebound damping high enough to control them from springing back too quickly.

I do not think you will be happy with Koni/Bilstein combination. The difference in damping is significant.

Personally, I think the car is setup really stiff - especially up front. I have driven cars like this and they fill "skittery" on all but the smoothest surfaces. There is just not enough suspension compliance in the front end to maintain proper tire contact. The (what appear to be) 17" wheels and low profile side walls magnify this sensation.

I guess it depends on your overall usage.
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