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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by tommo-turbo, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. tommo-turbo

    tommo-turbo Member

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    B6's or B8's? I think the general feeling is B8's, but I've seen B6 crop up too... Want to make sure I buy the right kit!

    Cheers,

    Rich
     
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  3. bantam1

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    I have wondered what the difference in performance would be between these on the road. I know the B8s have a shortened stroke designed for lowered cars but how much difference would that make with cars that are typically being lowered by 20-25mm, over the performance you would get with the B6s?
     
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    B6's from what i understand are equv to OEM shocks
     
  5. tommo-turbo

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    B8's it is then. Thanks mate
     
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    have mine now and ready for fitting very soon!
     
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    leecs3 thinking about stuff

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    i believe the only difference is the body of the damper shorter.
     
  8. bantam1

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    The B4s are equivalent to OEM shocks. B6 are sports shocks but just don't have the shortened stroke of the B8 which are adverstised as for lowered cars.

    I was wondering how much difference there would be between the B6 and B8 for cars that are lowered 20-25mm? Bilstein say the optimum drop performance wise with the B8 is 40-50mm and that you can lower 20mm with the B6.
     

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