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Old 12-02-2017, 05:37 PM   #1
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Eibach Pro-Kit with Bilstein B6 or B8 ??

I have my car with eibach prokit springs and the original shock absorbers.
If I put Bilstein B8 shocks the height of the car varies? I do not want it to go down anymore because I would start touching everywhere.

With the stock shocks when i go over a nump the shock goes to the top (clanck!!) Then the B6 will be the same......

Anyone knows if the bilstein B8 go down the heigh ? Or its deppend only of the springs ?
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Old 12-02-2017, 06:13 PM   #2
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Bilstein B6 and B8 maintain the same spring seat height as the OE shocks. You donít go any lower with them. B6 has the same extended length as the OE shock while a B8 is shorter by ~20mm. Use B6 with factory springs and B8 with lowering springs.


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Old 12-02-2017, 10:00 PM   #3
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I have Eibach Pro-Kit with B8's and I haven't had any issues even with the shitty roads here in San Antonio.
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Old 12-02-2017, 10:15 PM   #4
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I have Eibach Pro-Kit with B8's and I haven't had any issues even with the shitty roads here in San Antonio.
I have the eibach pro kit as well, and thinking of the B8 shocks in the future.
How is the ride and handling?
So uncertain, added to the fact that a set of B8 shocks will be around 1000usd in South Africa.
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Old 12-02-2017, 10:35 PM   #5
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I have the eibach pro kit as well, and thinking of the B8 shocks in the future.
How is the ride and handling?
So uncertain, added to the fact that a set of B8 shocks will be around 1000usd in South Africa.
The ride is only slightly harsher than stock. The handling is amazing, body roll is almost non-existent. My car feels like it really hugs the road on corners even on shitty OEM A/S tires.
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Old 12-02-2017, 10:36 PM   #6
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For reference Bilstein's B12 Cup kit utilizes B8 shocks with Eibach's Pro linear springs. If you're concerned about ride quality I'm sure you could find a few reviews of the cup kit with a little searching. Obviously Bilstein is fine with the pairing so I would think ride quality would be fine.
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Old 12-03-2017, 02:04 AM   #7
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Eibach Pro-Kit with Bilstein B6 or B8 ??

Letís define ride and handling.

Ride: Road driven inputs like heave, pitch, roll, impacts and harshness.

Handling: Driver inputs like steering, accelerating, braking.

With my B16 in full soft at -1ď the ride is compact with less body motion. Itís less busy and much more connected to the road without being bumpy or short. Occasionally sharper impacts are a little bit harsher.

In terms of handling itís totally different than stock. The car feels planted with all driver inputs. I didnít like the stock Bridgestone all-seasons in dry and wet for steering, but since there is less weight transfer they are almost ok (only heavy rain NOK). For more spirited driving I go to click 4 front and 3 rear and still have a ton of comfort left.

I know that B6, B8 and B12 share the same hydraulic damping, B14 is slightly different. B16 in soft is supposed to be very similar to them. My recommendation is B14. According to TireRack it is ~$100 more expensive than B8 and Eibach Pro-Kit but you can adjust your ride height lower or higher as you like it or need it.


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Old 12-03-2017, 06:28 PM   #8
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B14, that's the PSS coilovers right? I may be looking into the B14s when I do my suspension. The only reason I was referencing the B12 cup kit was the OP already has Eibach Pro springs and is looking for dampers to match.

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Old 12-04-2017, 10:08 AM   #9
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The ride is only slightly harsher than stock. The handling is amazing, body roll is almost non-existent. My car feels like it really hugs the road on corners even on shitty OEM A/S tires.
Thanks for the info, will give it a shot. The setup does look good and if the car feels more stable / less body roll, that will be a good plus point for track days.
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Old 12-04-2017, 07:01 PM   #10
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B14 does not have the same damping as the standalone shocks. PSS is a coilover set with much stiffer 400/420lb springs than Eibach ones on the B12 kit

B12 shocks should be the identical to B8, which have the same exact damping as the longer-stroke B6 shocks. Just to clear that up
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Old 12-05-2017, 01:35 AM   #11
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Eibach Pro-Kit with Bilstein B6 or B8 ??

tripleS youíre right about my wrong statement earlier. B14 does not have 100% the same valve code but the damping forces and characteristics are similar. I edited my statement accordingly.


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