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bilstein B6 with eibach pro springs

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by superkarl, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. superkarl

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    are these a good combination?

    im looking for a gain in handling performance, lowered for looks, but most definately dont want a harsh or bouncy ride. i know a lot of people, judging by the group buy, want B8's, with a harder damping setting, so i feel b6 might be just right, slightly harder than oem, esp with eibach over H&R's.

    how much would this lower the car by?

    if anyone has any know how or pics of this set up i would appreciate it.

    Karl
     
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  3. Dansmith

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    always thought the B6's were for standard ride height and not as effective for lower ride height... could be wrong tho
     
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    And I know why you're asking this question ;)

    Damian at DPM has said they are the same comfort levels, but the B8s are designed for lowering springs and the B6s are designed for standard height.
     
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    echo echo echo lol
     
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    I think B6 springs are for OEM springs and so may not effectively damp your lowering springs, you want B8s for that
     
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    can we add your name to the b8 + H&R group buy superkarl? :)

    EDIT: ah, you want eibachs
     
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    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    hopefuly damien from dpm will see this. i just thought the b8's had shorter pistons for less travel. whereas the b6 wer standard length, but with eibach springs will still lower it 20/25mm i just found. maybe. hopefully. lol.

    i should have just mesaged damien. duhhhh.

    thanks guys
     
  9. Dansmith

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    Go H+R :)

    on a serious note... every car i've seen with eibach's seems to squat at the back (car looks lower at the back than the front) while the H+R is the other way round! I think the cars look alot better better lower at the front :) (lets face it looks are important! lol)
     
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    ha i've been watching that very carefully! i just don't want too much discomfort, that is all, someone compared the two different springs and based on that review i chose eibach (thankyou someone) as they are more subtle, combined with b6's i thought it could be a nice combination for a little performance without too much sacrifice for comfort and ride quality.

    i hope someone has a picture.....
     
  11. Alex C

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    well JD09 asked a similar question a while ago now and he has posted the answer he got from damian @ DPM above
     
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    The B8 dampers are for when your using lowering springs, the B6 are for standard length springs.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
     
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    thankyou for that. won't be getting those then. surely they'd still lower the car though
     

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