Yeah i think the sensatrac is tuned or comfort more than sports handling.
If you are after something that will make the wagon handle go for the nitrogen shock in the range. I heard the Monroe GT Gas are pretty good or go for the one i use the Pedders Sports Rider, i'll have to give you the product code when i dig the specs up. Also the cool thing is it lowers the car by an inch without spring change. :D
Remember about Pedders gear, get someone else to fit them.
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I put rear Sensatracks on my XF when they first came out (maybe five - six years ago?) and thought they were good, so I put them on the front as well. Then I pulled the whole lot off a month later.
Different rates on four corners at same time was not great even in normal driving .e.g. left wheels on unmade edge and right on bitumen was worse than normal shocks with both sides going at different rates and both lefts going at different rates to each other as well, and same when on bumpy roads both made and unmade. Car felt unsettled and I didn't like it and wouldn't have been happy to belt it or get into trouble on anything except smooth bitumen. Were actually less comfortable than other shocks, at least for a driver who was aware what the car was doing.
Went back to gas sports shocks and a lot happier.
Maybe the Sensatracks have improved since I tried them, but I'll stick with gas sports.
I know i shouldn't be but, everytime (which isn't very often, i value my tyres) i get the slightest wheel spin i get pretty severe axle hop. Wet or dry it doesn't matter. This made me come to the conclusion that something ain't right. I've checked out all the trailing arm bushes and they seem ok. I want to get full set of koni's, do you think that this will fix it?? I'm not in a rush to get it done, exhaust comes first, just wondering if thats my problem??
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