I've found heaps of threads discussing lowering, stiffening, and generally increasing the on
road performance of the steel-spring T3s, but as yet have not been able to find any information about upgrading the suspension for offroading. I do very little true offroading, but live on a dirt road which gets very, very muddy, rutty, and washboardy in the spring, and often drive the narrow and rocky forest tracks which can get quite bumpy. The pavement in VT is not much better!
The stock suspension on my '13 TDI feels great on the road, but gets overwhelmed really quickly on dirt. The rear end hops around to the extent that I thought I had blown the struts and lost all damping, but I couldn't find any signs of anything being wrong with the suspension. Ideally, I'd like to keep the stock ride height (or lift a smidge), but get a little extra plushness over those fast bumps. I'm not talking trophy-truck levels of absorption, but I'd like to not feel like I'm rattling the car to pieces when I drive home from work. I don't drive like crazy on the street, so additional body roll and sag isn't really an issue.
I've seen the Bilstein B6 upgrade is available for the Touareg and Cayenne, but they seem to be more sport-focused. These say they'll fit, but I don't see anything on the official Fox website about a Touareg/Cayenne fitment, so I doubt it:
Any other options I may not have thought of? Maybe I just need to drop the 3.0 diesel into a Ford Raptor...