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Re: Bilstein B4
« Reply #15 on: 22 March 2018, 06:17:07 »


Less body roll than now, often find zero cars on lane 4 of a particular roundabout. Meaning big queue skip possible, taken to launching out of said lane 4 which is fine, but I get a bit too much roll in the roundabout.


Controlling roll is much more the spring's job than the shock.

Are Elite front springs softer than standard?


they are a wear item, just like the rest of the suspension. But it's a gradual deterioration that's hard to notice.  Mine were barely holding the front of the car up(it came up 30mm when I fitted new ones), let alone absorb bumps.
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Re: Bilstein B4
« Reply #16 on: 27 March 2018, 22:35:03 »

Just to finish the thread....

I got the full set from Demon Tweaks via their eBay shop, cheapest I could find with the option to deliver to my local Argos for collection  :y
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Re: Bilstein B4
« Reply #17 on: 28 March 2018, 10:22:31 »

Just to finish the thread....

I got the full set from Demon Tweaks via their eBay shop, cheapest I could find with the option to deliver to my local Argos for collection  :y
And, if I may be so presumptuous to ask, how much?

Need to look at renewing suspension on TBE, and undecided whether to go OE type manufacturers such as Boge/Sach, or B4s.  I had good life from the previous B4s that were on the Bullet, and now on TBE, but more recent threads have suggested the quality isn't what it was.
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Re: Bilstein B4
« Reply #18 on: 28 March 2018, 12:15:13 »

Would you replace the front springs as well or reuse?
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Re: Bilstein B4
« Reply #19 on: 28 March 2018, 12:42:59 »

Would you replace the front springs as well or reuse?
I plan on replacing all springs.
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Re: Bilstein B4
« Reply #20 on: 28 March 2018, 13:37:10 »

Would you replace the front springs as well or reuse?
I plan on replacing all springs.

Rears on mine are fine (just stand Boge), I'd find replacing all a bit excessive. Tempted if rear shocks need replacing I'd replace all 4, so it's a bit more balanced. But wondering what springs to put on the front.

@VXL V6, what springs do you use with your B4 fronts?
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Re: Bilstein B4
« Reply #21 on: 28 March 2018, 13:40:49 »

Eibach on one car and one of the very last sets of MV6 LSC from GM on the other  :y
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Re: Bilstein B4
« Reply #22 on: 28 March 2018, 13:42:13 »

Just to finish the thread....

I got the full set from Demon Tweaks via their eBay shop, cheapest I could find with the option to deliver to my local Argos for collection  :y
And, if I may be so presumptuous to ask, how much?

Need to look at renewing suspension on TBE, and undecided whether to go OE type manufacturers such as Boge/Sach, or B4s.  I had good life from the previous B4s that were on the Bullet, and now on TBE, but more recent threads have suggested the quality isn't what it was.
Will check when I'm back tonight  :y
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Re: Bilstein B4
« Reply #23 on: 28 March 2018, 13:46:18 »

Eibach on one car and one of the very last sets of MV6 LSC from GM on the other  :y

Not sure I'd want to lower mine, won't find any MV6 ones now.

Guess Boge again for me  :-\
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Re: Bilstein B4
« Reply #24 on: 28 March 2018, 13:54:38 »

Just to finish the thread....

I got the full set from Demon Tweaks via their eBay shop, cheapest I could find with the option to deliver to my local Argos for collection  :y
And, if I may be so presumptuous to ask, how much?

Need to look at renewing suspension on TBE, and undecided whether to go OE type manufacturers such as Boge/Sach, or B4s.  I had good life from the previous B4s that were on the Bullet, and now on TBE, but more recent threads have suggested the quality isn't what it was.

Looks like 144 for fronts, 138 for the rears.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-x-Bilstein-B4-Front-Suspension-Gas-Shock-Absorbers-Dampers-22-044808-/301828188432?hash=item46465ca910
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Re: Bilstein B4
« Reply #25 on: 28 March 2018, 14:02:59 »

Would you replace the front springs as well or reuse?
I plan on replacing all springs.

Rears on mine are fine (just stand Boge), I'd find replacing all a bit excessive. Tempted if rear shocks need replacing I'd replace all 4, so it's a bit more balanced. But wondering what springs to put on the front.

@VXL V6, what springs do you use with your B4 fronts?
The cost is in the geometry checks afterwards, especially if you touch the fronts.  That's why I'm planning on doing all together.  There is something wrong with TBE, handling wise, and one side does intermittently look low.

It going to need 250 worth of front tyres soon as well, so gonna be an expensive hit...   ...but its still a cheap car to run really.
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Re: Bilstein B4
« Reply #26 on: 28 March 2018, 18:19:46 »

Just to finish the thread....

I got the full set from Demon Tweaks via their eBay shop, cheapest I could find with the option to deliver to my local Argos for collection  :y
And, if I may be so presumptuous to ask, how much?

Need to look at renewing suspension on TBE, and undecided whether to go OE type manufacturers such as Boge/Sach, or B4s.  I had good life from the previous B4s that were on the Bullet, and now on TBE, but more recent threads have suggested the quality isn't what it was.
Will check when I'm back tonight  :y

Right....

Rears 59.28 for the pair - Item number:311506178035
Fronts 97.99 for the pair - Item number:311382749395

HOWEVER... The seller has updated the listings since I purchased and the Fronts are now 144 a pair  ::)

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Re: Bilstein B4
« Reply #27 on: 28 March 2018, 19:09:31 »

Thanks VXL - ordered :y

I supposed I should go out to garage to check that thing I promised you this morning, before guilt creeps it ;D
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Re: Bilstein B4
« Reply #28 on: 28 March 2018, 19:10:35 »

Just to finish the thread....

I got the full set from Demon Tweaks via their eBay shop, cheapest I could find with the option to deliver to my local Argos for collection  :y
And, if I may be so presumptuous to ask, how much?

Need to look at renewing suspension on TBE, and undecided whether to go OE type manufacturers such as Boge/Sach, or B4s.  I had good life from the previous B4s that were on the Bullet, and now on TBE, but more recent threads have suggested the quality isn't what it was.
Will check when I'm back tonight  :y

Right....

Rears 59.28 for the pair - Item number:311506178035
Fronts 97.99 for the pair - Item number:311382749395

HOWEVER... The seller has updated the listings since I purchased and the Fronts are now 144 a pair  ::)

Bet he listed them per shock accidentally, that is cheap for a pair of B4s!
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Re: Bilstein B4
« Reply #29 on: 28 March 2018, 19:13:50 »

The ones in the link in my earlier post were 112.90 per pair, but I don't know if they actually still stock them at that price.
I may enquire soon, as I'm thinking of changing mine.
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