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    Has anyone got Bilstein B6 shocks on z20net (starting from 2006)?
    The problem is that Bilstein site says that these shocks for my car are 'in preparation'. It's pretty strange for me, 'cause some time ago my clubmate from opc-club.ru got them...

    if there's someone who has them - please give some feedback.
    is there any point of installing them without replacing springs?
    or, it works only with lowered springs?
    the thing is that I want to get better handling (more sporty) and I don't want any lowering at all (because of disgusting road quality in Russia).
    maybe, someone can recommend any onther manufacturer.
    it would be also great to get article numbers ...

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    I think paul667 has them on his 3.2 gsi

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    I had then in on my cdti ?

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    i had them on my signum 2.0t .... fitted with Eibach pro springs ... the ride was amazing

    the difference from standard guise of fighting the steering wheel in a "high speed corner" to begin able to hold the steering wheel between your finger and thumb on the same bend

    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showth...light=blistein

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    does the z20net have some kind of active damper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul667 View Post
    does the z20net have some kind of active damper?
    in a word .....no


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    have them on mine with Eibach springs -30mm. An excellent upgrade and they have improved the handling from ok to excellent
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    I have the B6s with the 30mm Eibach springs. I also did not want the car to be 30mm lower, so what I did was to go up to the next higher axle weight on both the front and the rear. I used the rear springs are from a Signum/estate, while the front are off of the 3.0 V6 diesel.

    The result for me was about a 10mm drop from standard (not SRi) ride height. The car is slightly stiffer than with the eibach springs of the standard axle weight, but only slightly. I'm very pleased with the result on my car. A car that drives much better than factory, but does not appear lowered.

    My car is a 1.9L diesel saloon.

    I don't know the front axle weight of the Z20Net, but you could go one higher on the axle weight there and use rear springs from Signum/estate to acheive the same result.

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    thanx, guys!
    hmm, it's a real problem to get b6, Icouldn't even imagine.
    finally, I've got koni sport and eibach pro-kit -30mm
    will let you know the result after fitting them

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    Is the ride quality harsh with the b6 on eibachs?

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