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    are elite shocks different from the sri shocks?

    is it just the springs that make a difference?

    I'm about to fit B6's all round, what difference would I see?

    thanks.

    btw - I'm running -30mm spax springs.

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    Yes they are different but should work fine the SRI shocks or sports shocks are I belive a little shorter with a harder dampening action I have Elite shocks with SRI springs and they are fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judas View Post
    are elite shocks different from the sri shocks?

    is it just the springs that make a difference?

    I'm about to fit B6's all round, what difference would I see?

    thanks.

    btw - I'm running -30mm spax springs.
    Your gonna have a pretty firm ride mate, the b4s are regarded as an sri replacement so as you can guess the b6's will be a bit harder

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    Quote Originally Posted by john.robertson2 View Post
    Your gonna have a pretty firm ride mate, the b4s are regarded as an sri replacement so as you can guess the b6's will be a bit harder
    thanks John.

    the roads around my way are pretty bad - so it should be interesting.....

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    according to the blistein website the b4's are oem replacement
    then the 6's there are actually 2 varieties ....standard (like we purchased) and firm (to break all the bones in your body)

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    Quote Originally Posted by deztroyer View Post
    according to the blistein website the b4's are oem replacement
    then the 6's there are actually 2 varieties ....standard (like we purchased) and firm (to break all the bones in your body)
    deztroyer - do you go through Tuddenham, the pot holes are really bad.

    I went through the howard last night and got lost.....

    I found my way out - filled up with v power and if I'd carried on - I would of emptied a tank in 335 miles.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by deztroyer View Post
    according to the blistein website the b4's are oem replacement
    then the 6's there are actually 2 varieties ....standard (like we purchased) and firm (to break all the bones in your body)

    I like firm suspension but I'm glad we didn't buy the bone breakers

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    The ride won't be too bad tbh, my B8's ride rather well

    Handling however is awesome

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    i have a 2.0 DTI elite with standard Shocks fitted with 3.2 GSI springs allround , no probs in 3 years
    Last edited by SteveH; 30th January 2010 at 20:12. Reason: added model of car

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    ahhh the tuddenham mill

    driving back from tuddenham last year was one of my main reasons for upgrading to HIDS i know the roads really well but could not see enough of the road to even reach 60 mph

    and according to blistein the b6's are suitable for a lowered spring of 30mm
    any more and you need b8's

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