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    Question Bilstein B4 dampers any experience

    I'm looking to improve the comfort of my car. My current dampers are screwed and need replacing. I'm thinking of changing from 50/30 Eibachs to 40 or 30/20 Spax springs and Bilstein B4 dampers.

    Are these Bilstein B4's better than OE dampers or is it worth saving for the B6's? Don't forget I want comfort!

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    I'm not sure but I have just bought a set of B4's, LMF prices went up so I got them from www.tuning.co.uk very fast delivery and the cheapest I could find.

    I'm hoping to fit them in the next month or so!

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    My only thought on the Bilstein's is that they are billed as replacements for the OEM dampers - which I assume means they're not ideal for lowered cars? Still, on 30/20 springs it isn't lowered much at all over the SXi/SRi/GSi springs so might not be too bad!

    I know I'll be putting some Jamex dampers on mine sometime soonish to match the Jamex 40/40 springs - eBay seller does the dampers only for £158.99 delivered.

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    I was thinking the same but many people lower up to 40mm on standard dampers so should be ok...

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    People who lower on OEM dampers are missing a trick...I did and I know I'm missing out on better handling because of it. Having been in a MK4 with uprated springs and dampers, the difference is actually very noticeable, the OEM dampers just can't hack it with uprated and lowered springs.

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    THE B4s are oem but are uprated. had them on mine wiv 30mm Eibachs, great feel, work well wiv springs. noticeably less roll. problem tho, I had 2 sets of rears and they rattled like ckuf:-( just replaced my rear axle wiv new bushes, whiteline camber n toe in plates and monroe dampers for gsi. feels sweet as. others haven't had probs wiv b4s but i'd maybe suggest the b6s for a firm feel and b4s if u prefer comfort.
    get ones that are listed for the gsi and turbo, they be for 20mm lower than standard. careful wiv the fronts tho cos gsi has a heavier front end than 1.4-1.8 afaik.
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