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    Bilstein b10/12

    thinking about getting some springs or coilovers, have read many reviews on eibach and KW but has anyone used bilstein, b3 springs or b10 or b12 maybe?
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    Bilstein's are very good, but I've been told by most mechanics on the scene that KW's are the best, and cheaper too.

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    Bilstein's can give a very very hard ride too.
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    As mentioned, the quality on the Bilstein's is superb but they can be slightly harsher then other options.

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    So KWs = FTW!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    So KWs = FTW!!!
    Good quality, but just too expensive these days (with crappy exchange rates) IMHO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by V6Pete View Post
    Good quality, but just too expensive these days (with crappy exchange rates) IMHO.
    Paid 850 for mine, worth EVERY SINGLE PENNY imho . Mikey was in my car on saturday, he has a 2.0TDI on 18" BBS, slammed on weitecs, mine is slammed on V2s on 19"s running a 215/35 on 8.5J, and all he kept goin on about what how comfortable the ride was.

    All my friends from back home always say "Nath, doesn't even feel like there are coilovers on here"

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    im being also being offered apex springs for my 2.0tdi on 18" RRP on these is 106.99 but am getting a healthy discount, but are the worth riding on? will it be much lower than my audi "sport" suspension? apex say 30mm lowering


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    Quote Originally Posted by navnayyar View Post
    im being also being offered apex springs for my 2.0tdi on 18" RRP on these is 106.99 but am getting a healthy discount, but are the worth riding on? will it be much lower than my audi "sport" suspension? apex say 30mm lowering
    They're average quality springs - they'll drop it a bit, but won't transform handling like coilovers will.

    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    Paid 850 for mine, worth EVERY SINGLE PENNY imho . Mikey was in my car on saturday, he has a 2.0TDI on 18" BBS, slammed on weitecs, mine is slammed on V2s on 19"s running a 215/35 on 8.5J, and all he kept goin on about what how comfortable the ride was.

    All my friends from back home always say "Nath, doesn't even feel like there are coilovers on here"
    I'm with you, I've had coilovers in the past with shocking ride - that means you Avo.... my car drives great on coilovers, it's a better ride than my A4 was on S-Line springs! My coilovers were half the price of yours too.... if you're down in Northampton you're welcome to have a go, you'd be impressed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by V6Pete View Post
    I'm with you, I've had coilovers in the past with shocking ride - that means you Avo.... my car drives great on coilovers, it's a better ride than my A4 was on S-Line springs! My coilovers were half the price of yours too.... if you're down in Northampton you're welcome to have a go, you'd be impressed!
    S-Line suspension is shocking man, I don't need a test drive in yours Pete, I'm more than happy with what I paid for them and the job they do for me, been on the car for 22k and still going strong

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    Quote Originally Posted by navnayyar View Post
    im being also being offered apex springs for my 2.0tdi on 18" RRP on these is 106.99 but am getting a healthy discount, but are the worth riding on? will it be much lower than my audi "sport" suspension? apex say 30mm lowering
    Apex are poor springs man, had them in the past NEVER again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    S-Line suspension is shocking man, I don't need a test drive in yours Pete, I'm more than happy with what I paid for them and the job they do for me, been on the car for 22k and still going strong
    I think Germans get confused and think rock-hard means sporty.

    I'm not putting yours down - I agree they're a top quality product, pricing just seems to be creeping up though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by V6Pete View Post
    I think Germans get confused and think rock-hard means sporty.

    I'm not putting yours down - I agree they're a top quality product, pricing just seems to be creeping up though.
    I agree, its so crashy. You can put it down if you like, I ain't selling it

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    Dont want to sound cheap but what about v-maxx height and damping Adjustable coilovers? Lol just exploring my options


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    Thats what Pete's got, and he loves them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    Thats what Pete's got, and he loves them!
    No I've got the fixed damping kit on my car. But you're right, I am a fan
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    Ah ok, didn't realise that

 

 

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