Bilstein Shocks & Eibach Springs for the V6

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Bilstein Shocks & Eibach Springs for the V6

by EddeyDancer » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:56 pm

I'm wondering what Model of Bilstein Shocks suit the V6?? :think:

I'm thinking that the Rear Shocks, would be the same for all Calibra Models...
But I'm not sure if the Front Shocks, are all the same for all Calibra Models...

Any knowledge here, is much appreciated... :clap:
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Re: BILSTEIN SHOCKS FOR V6

by Allys Cally » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:29 pm

its the springs that are different, not the shocks
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Re: BILSTEIN SHOCKS FOR V6

by v6 steve » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:32 pm

as ally says the shocks are all the same though out the range 8v 16v turbo and v6 bill's are the best shocks for the money as far as im concerned
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Re: BILSTEIN SHOCKS FOR V6

by EddeyDancer » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:49 pm

v6 steve wrote:as ally says the shocks are all the same though out the range 8v 16v turbo and v6 bill's are the best shocks for the money as far as im concerned

Thanks for that good info!!! But are they B4 or B6 or B8's???
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Re: BILSTEIN SHOCKS FOR V6

by MarkV6 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:55 pm

I had Bilstein B6's on my old car with standard springs, they were very good at controlling the body roll, and also gave a 'firmer' than standard ride but without being too harsh.

Here is Bilsteins UK web catalogue
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LMF's website has a little product description of each model of damper
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LMF's web blurb wrote:The Bilstein B4 gas shock absorber is the ideal replacement for standard shock absorbers.

The Bilstein B6 takes this to a new level with superb handling and ride quality along with increased traction.

The Bilstein B8 shortened high performance sports shock absorber is especially designed for lowered vehicles. Only suitable for springs at least 40mm shorter than standard.
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Re: BILSTEIN SHOCKS FOR V6

by v6 steve » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:58 pm

im not sure what the are but mine are fast road use can you get them in oz or are you buying from over here? there is a company most of us have used and get a small disscount on them think its about £189 for the 4 of them
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Re: BILSTEIN SHOCKS FOR V6

by EddeyDancer » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:58 am

MarkV6 wrote:I had Bilstein B6's on my old car with standard springs, they were very good at controlling the body roll, and also gave a 'firmer' than standard ride but without being too harsh.

Mate, thanks heaps for that good info...
v6 steve wrote:im not sure what the are but mine are fast road use can you get them in oz or are you buying from over here? there is a company most of us have used and get a small disscount on them think its about £189 for the 4 of them

I'll most likely get them from the UK, as parts here are usually 2-3 times more expensive...
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Re: BILSTEIN SHOCKS FOR V6

by v6 steve » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:14 pm

EddeyDancer wrote:
MarkV6 wrote:I had Bilstein B6's on my old car with standard springs, they were very good at controlling the body roll, and also gave a 'firmer' than standard ride but without being too harsh.

Mate, thanks heaps for that good info...
v6 steve wrote:im not sure what the are but mine are fast road use can you get them in oz or are you buying from over here? there is a company most of us have used and get a small disscount on them think its about £189 for the 4 of them

I'll most likely get them from the UK, as parts here are usually 2-3 times more expensive...



As Fraz if he still has the contact details of the guy we got ours from im sure his name was steve from online motersport
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Re: BILSTEIN SHOCKS FOR V6

by Mark1 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:05 pm

I have the B6's on mine and came as part of a kit with springs from Online.

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Re: BILSTEIN SHOCKS FOR V6

by BazV6er » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:32 pm

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Re: BILSTEIN SHOCKS FOR V6

by BazV6er » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:10 pm

only problem what ive read on the forums is that the shocks are standard OE billys with 35mm lowering and springs arent had a good writeup
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Re: BILSTEIN SHOCKS FOR V6

by Allys Cally » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:21 pm

not again :roll:
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Re: BILSTEIN SHOCKS FOR V6

by v6 steve » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:15 pm

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Re: BILSTEIN SHOCKS FOR V6

by Callyman » Fri Jan 06, 2012 7:42 pm

Allys Cally wrote:not again :roll:


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Re: BILSTEIN SHOCKS FOR V6

by EddeyDancer » Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:44 pm

BazV6er wrote:are these a good deal guys???
http://www.europerformance.co.uk/pages/ ... ct=3920669


It works out to be:

Total inc Post = 293
Front Shocks = 98
Rear Shocks = 79
Apex Springs = 119

Seems pretty reasonable to me... Go for it Bazza!!! :bazooka:
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