Are Bilstein B6's worth the extra???
I have a 2.8Q Avant '99 on 120k miles. Just had all the suspension linkages renewed and was amazed at the improvement in handling so am now looking to change the dampers & springs as they are still the originals.
As this is not a 'sports car' I'm not looking for track type handling but I do appreciate a a reasonably sporty ride as opposed to whofting about like in a Mondeo. I know the consensus is for the Eibach Pro spings which I am happy with, but I can either fit Bilstein OEM style B5 dampers or the B6 Sports which are 150% dearer!
80% of the time I'm commuting on 'B' and back roads so pretty bumpy and still enjoy the drive, when not in a hurry, so I figure the B5's would be fine. Buuuut, The darker side of me would like the firmer B6's but I am struggling to see that the price difference is worth it especially as I won't be using it on fast 'A' roads & m'ways too ofton.
Those of you that have fitted them, at what point do you think they are 'great', m'way? A roads, running the kids to school??? ie is it worth me waiting an extra few months to save the cash or just go for the OEM's??