intermilan206 wrote: ↑
20 Nov 2021, 20:07
I have used Titan customised kit for my Peugeot but that was more than 10 years ago and it wasn't a coilover. Back then adjusting the soft/hard of that kit is so troublesome, I finally gave up and switched to Koni Yellow which I still use until now.
Having said that.. basically they know what they are doing. I have the experienced of having my kit (for my Peugeot) done by the owner himself. As for the coilover kit that they have for DS5, I am aware of it but too pricey / won't spend that much. I am thinking of replacing the original shocks with Bilstein B4 and replace the existing tyres (Michelin PS4) with softer sidewall tyres (perhaps with Michelin Primacy 4) to improve the ride quality. Handling be damned.
Back to Titan... I am not sure but from the pictures, design and setup of the coilover seems pretty standard. But whether have they done proper and adequate R&D prior to introducing kit for DS5 is something that worth validating. There aren't many DS5 here in Malaysia.
Additionally need to know if its easy to adjust the hi-lo and soft-hard settings (can be done without having to take them out of the car?) and whether they shipped the DS5 kit with preset settings that served as baseline / default settings.
Thanks for the detailed reply. Troublesome to adjust doesn't sound like much of an incentive. I am worried that coilovers are more for performance cars and I'm not that fussed on fiddling with it too much.
The DS5 has recently developed a problem with its auto box. Have changed the fluid and its helped but there is a lot of debris in it. It may well be time to move on to another car. As such, might just put a hold on doing the shocks.
Tyres: I had PS4's on my C5 X7 and replaced them with the Primacy 4. Did the same as the DS5, went up a profile and down a width (245/45-R18 -> 235/50-R18) Wow, even on the C5 (hydro model) they made a huge difference to the ride, which, although good, it did crash over sharp bumps at low speed. On the 50 series Primacy 4's its just lovely to ride in at low speeds.
PS4's are one of the very best perfomance tyres with huge reserves of grip; wet and dry. But they are noisy and get noisier as they age and at some point, mine 3 years, they went off and lost part of their temendous grip and the ride further deteriorated. Great tyre, especially in the wet, but the Primacys have enough grip and seem made for the C5 and DS5, are confident in all conditions, but their grip level isn't quite as high as the PS4's.
Only 319 DS5s came to Australia. They are pretty rare here too, as are DS5 specific parts. My wife loves hers but we'll see if we get another or move on to something else.