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    Default Astra owners asking about dampers...

    Heya guys

    I'm from the Astra Owners Network and have a question for you.

    I've done some searching and found that many of you like us have lowered your cars on the Eibach Pro springs. Also however I have seen that some of you have upgraded your dampers. I'm at a stage of doing this now as my standard SRi shocks are pretty much dead and I'm thinking about some Bilstein B4 dampers or just using vauxhall shocks from the astra - but I wonder if anyone has anything to say on the eibach and bilstein combination?

    Thanks for any help guys

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    Think everybody would say go for it.

    the B4 is even it suppose to be OEM, they are way better than the standard ones.

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    The Vauxhall ones are not the best, B4's are much better replacements. I will be fitting B4's to my Astra Mk4 SRi with eibachs but they are currently out of stock and could be 3-4 weeks before they are back in
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    they wont make the ride too stiff will they?
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    i fitted b6's to my old signum - the ride was firm at low speeds - but over 15mph the ride was amazing and it flattened out all of the bumps at speed and handled soo much better than the standard shocks

    i managed to get mine when LMF were doing an amazing Buy one get one free offer

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    b6s are the uprated ones aren't they?

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    B4's definately better than the OEM and probably cheaper too

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    But would a combo of Eibach Springs and the B4 shocks make for a hard ride ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark_647 View Post
    But would a combo of Eibach Springs and the B4 shocks make for a hard ride ?
    exactly. That's the bit i'm worried about - especially with such a short wheel base like on the astra

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimny33 View Post
    b6s are the uprated ones aren't they?
    yes they are


    Quote Originally Posted by mark_647 View Post
    But would a combo of Eibach Springs and the B4 shocks make for a hard ride ?
    no they should be purpose built and suited to the weight /distrubution


    Quote Originally Posted by jimny33 View Post
    exactly. That's the bit i'm worried about - especially with such a short wheel base like on the astra
    they will be fine = what do they say on the AON site about the combination ?

    some reading here
    http://www.astraownersnetwork.co.uk/...light=bilstein


    surely if they didnt work then they wouldnt sell, and feedback would be negative??
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