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Best place to buy?
« on: 22 April 2017, 06:32:50 »

...Bilstein B4 (front) shocks? Also what springs should I go for?

I did consider looking into B6 but they'd probably be overkill, Plus paying a fair few more compared to the B4, Yet no doubt the cornering ability would be much more responsive with the B6! But then again a new set of B4 should be more than good enough especially with the condition of the roads, Even the B4 should feel pretty solid compared to the worn out units they'll be replacing that are like a bouncy castle.

The current shocks from what I can tell (barely) the label/s have worn are seem to say Sachs/GM possibly the original and at over 200k...
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Re: Best place to buy?
« Reply #1 on: 22 April 2017, 08:22:20 »

Balance Motorsport.

Eibach Springs get my thumbs up, MV6 LSC and Irmscher only available second hand.
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Re: Best place to buy?
« Reply #2 on: 22 April 2017, 10:46:50 »

Balance Motorsport.

Eibach Springs get my thumbs up, MV6 LSC and Irmscher only available second hand.
And a full set will soon be available at my local scrapyard ;D
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Re: Best place to buy?
« Reply #3 on: 22 April 2017, 12:31:26 »

Balance Motorsport.

Eibach Springs get my thumbs up, MV6 LSC and Irmscher only available second hand.
And a full set will soon be available at my local scrapyard ;D

Not bothering to pull it off? Not much else of value really
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Re: Best place to buy?
« Reply #5 on: 22 April 2017, 12:59:32 »

Balance Motorsport.

Eibach Springs get my thumbs up, MV6 LSC and Irmscher only available second hand.
And a full set will soon be available at my local scrapyard ;D

Not bothering to pull it off? Not much else of value really
I've chrisgixer has already swapped over the front and rear suspension between the Bullet and TBE, in the hope that it will solve TBE's highly strung handling oddities.  If TBE can handle like the Bullet, I'll not be quite so sad to see the Bullet go  :'(
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Re: Best place to buy?
« Reply #6 on: 22 April 2017, 15:38:24 »

Balance Motorsport.

Eibach Springs get my thumbs up, MV6 LSC and Irmscher only available second hand.
And a full set will soon be available at my local scrapyard ;D

Not bothering to pull it off? Not much else of value really
I've chrisgixer has already swapped over the front and rear suspension between the Bullet and TBE, in the hope that it will solve TBE's highly strung handling oddities.  If TBE can handle like the Bullet, I'll not be quite so sad to see the Bullet go  :'(
Oh, that explains the odd text I got. I think you broke him... He's gone very quiet about doing a swap between mine :-X ::)
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Re: Best place to buy?
« Reply #7 on: 22 April 2017, 17:39:23 »

Balance Motorsport.

Eibach Springs get my thumbs up, MV6 LSC and Irmscher only available second hand.
And a full set will soon be available at my local scrapyard ;D

Not bothering to pull it off? Not much else of value really
I've chrisgixer has already swapped over the front and rear suspension between the Bullet and TBE, in the hope that it will solve TBE's highly strung handling oddities.  If TBE can handle like the Bullet, I'll not be quite so sad to see the Bullet go  :'(
Oh, that explains the odd text I got. I think you broke him... He's gone very quiet about doing a swap between mine :-X ::)
Embarrassingly, I did have to leave him to do the rear on his own, as I was properly broken  :-[
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Re: Best place to buy?
« Reply #8 on: 22 April 2017, 17:59:40 »

I think its time to change the forum name to OFF - Old Farts Forum.  ;D
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Re: Best place to buy?
« Reply #9 on: 22 April 2017, 18:06:02 »

Balance Motorsport.

Eibach Springs get my thumbs up, MV6 LSC and Irmscher only available second hand.

These Eibach springs?
https://balancemotorsport.co.uk/eibach-pro-kit-springs-vauxhall-omega-b-25-26-27-03-94-07-03-front-axle-up-to-1080kg-e6532-140-1047.html

The only downside with these would be the 30mm lowering of the car, As it's already catching on the drive a little with the standard ride height.

Are there any stiffer springs that don't lower the car?
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Re: Best place to buy?
« Reply #11 on: 22 April 2017, 19:33:23 »

Balance Motorsport.

Eibach Springs get my thumbs up, MV6 LSC and Irmscher only available second hand.

These Eibach springs?
https://balancemotorsport.co.uk/eibach-pro-kit-springs-vauxhall-omega-b-25-26-27-03-94-07-03-front-axle-up-to-1080kg-e6532-140-1047.html

The only downside with these would be the 30mm lowering of the car, As it's already catching on the drive a little with the standard ride height.

Are there any stiffer springs that don't lower the car?
If you have standard suspension, what is catching?  That may imply you have another issue?
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Re: Best place to buy?
« Reply #12 on: 22 April 2017, 19:52:17 »

Balance Motorsport.

Eibach Springs get my thumbs up, MV6 LSC and Irmscher only available second hand.

These Eibach springs?
https://balancemotorsport.co.uk/eibach-pro-kit-springs-vauxhall-omega-b-25-26-27-03-94-07-03-front-axle-up-to-1080kg-e6532-140-1047.html

The only downside with these would be the 30mm lowering of the car, As it's already catching on the drive a little with the standard ride height.

Are there any stiffer springs that don't lower the car?
If you have standard suspension, what is catching?  That may imply you have another issue?

It's mainly due to the shape of the drive it's not a smooth gradual inclined driveway, There's a point where the center of longer cars such as the Omega say compared to a Corsa/Astra can occasionally just catch a little, On the Omega it's the exhaust mainly due to it being one of those 2 into one systems that doesn't fit like the original system... Anyway, Lowering the car isn't an option tbh.... It doesn't always catch as it is now but it's definitely going to be an issue if lowered 30mm.
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Re: Best place to buy?
« Reply #13 on: 22 April 2017, 20:26:01 »

If you have standard suspension, what is catching?  That may imply you have another issue?


I replaced my 17 year-old 186,00mile stock Elite springs three months ago, and the front of the car came up nearly 30mm! These were 90 delivered for all four. It now rides properly, rather than just hammering into bumps.


It had new Sachs struts about 5 years ago, and stock air shocks on the back in 2015. Stiffer springs/shocks on an ordinary road going saloon are just unpleasant.
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Re: Best place to buy?
« Reply #14 on: 22 April 2017, 20:38:18 »

Balance Motorsport.

Eibach Springs get my thumbs up, MV6 LSC and Irmscher only available second hand.

These Eibach springs?
https://balancemotorsport.co.uk/eibach-pro-kit-springs-vauxhall-omega-b-25-26-27-03-94-07-03-front-axle-up-to-1080kg-e6532-140-1047.html

The only downside with these would be the 30mm lowering of the car, As it's already catching on the drive a little with the standard ride height.

Are there any stiffer springs that don't lower the car?
Plod springs...  Work with self levelling... Killen also do HD standard height springs... Linked to recently in this section :y
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