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Bilstein B12 Sportline kit dont seem low at all. what do you think?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by shady-ninja, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. shady-ninja

    shady-ninja Active Member

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    Got these bilstein b12 sportline kit and fitted them since late october last year and done over 5000 miles plus but it looks just like stock height. here are a few pics taken beside an s-line and they look similar. this kit claims 50mm drop, what do you think?
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    I think you should have bought coilovers! :(
     
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    shady-ninja Active Member

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    yes i did but i couldnt be bogged with all the issues with setting it up correctly from past experience plus i needed some ride quality.
    most people with coilovers dont go much lower than 60mm. this kit claims 50mm in the front and 35-40mm at the rear.
     
  5. TimG

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    Remember that's over standard height as the S line is dropped 15mm already, so next to that S line your probs only 35mm/20mm lower - although even that looks optimistic going on those photos!

    The amount of people that are left disappointed with fixed drop kits is unreal!
     
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    Think i must be the only satisfied person with lowering springs? And actually noticed a difference after.

    Sure the springs are fitted correctly in the cups?
     
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    You need spacers to make those alloys flush with the arch... Will improve the look massively.
    also you sure you got the right kit? My eibach sportlines sit lower than that and the b12 kit use the same springs
     
  8. shady-ninja

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    yep.
    the kit came with red eibach sportline springs.
    Damian and bilstien told me it will settle down in 1500 miles but i have done over 5000 miles and it not lower.
     
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    It wont go lower after 5K miles I doubt :(
     
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    im gonna get back to Bilstien and see what they say about it.
     
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    You're right. They do look about the same.
    Did you measure the arch to floor height before and after you changed the springs?

    Gary
     
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    shady-ninja Active Member

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    no i didnt
     
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    im on stock shocks with eibach sportlines

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    think it looks a good enough height, the ride is same as or slightly better than the s line springs
     
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    that looks noticably lower than mine
     
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    yep, it took about a 200 miles to settle down.

    bit more of a close up

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    ive got 18 inch original rotors refurbed in black.
    i might consider fitting them.
     

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