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    I need to replace the springs on my 2.2 SRi and will be putting on the APEX ones from LMF (lowers by 30mm, although around 15mm on the SRi). My last MOT said that I had a weak rear shock, so before it's due I was planning to replace them with the Bilstein B4's. As the SRi is 15mm lower than standard and then a further 15mm lower with the new springs, will the B4's work fine on the SRi. The B6's are well over 3 times the price. So even if the B4's wore out quicker, would need to have to replace them 3 times to make up the cost.

    So would the B4's be fine on an SRi model?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben999 View Post
    I need to replace the springs on my 2.2 SRi and will be putting on the APEX ones from LMF (lowers by 30mm, although around 15mm on the SRi). My last MOT said that I had a weak rear shock, so before it's due I was planning to replace them with the Bilstein B4's. As the SRi is 15mm lower than standard and then a further 15mm lower with the new springs, will the B4's work fine on the SRi. The B6's are well over 3 times the price. So even if the B4's wore out quicker, would need to have to replace them 3 times to make up the cost.

    So would the B4's be fine on an SRi model?
    they will be fine m8
    most have done the b4 with 30mm drop.

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    superb shocks, i dont have mine lowered yet but i do have rear b4 shocks and what a diff to the standard rubbish vauxhall put on there. dont think your be dissapointed with them performance wise. hth

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    So they are definatly safe enough to put with a 30mm drop spring? I was thinking of getting these myself

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    yes its a good set up. got mine done at the weekend and cant fault it. the ride is so much more responsive. would definatly recomend it.

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    well i think the SRI's (which i have) are 15-20mm lower than non SRI's and mine is fine so i cant see as a few more MM will hurt it, i wouldnt drop it on standard shocks as they dont function with rest of standard setup let alone with more constant pressure on them lol

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    There have been a few reports of B4's crashing on lowered SRi's. They are the same length as stock LS/Club shocks, so your really taking them to the limit putting them on lowered SRi set up.

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    It was that reason why I want to go for B6's - then everything suspension-wise seemed to hike by 30% about a month back...

    Once you end up paying for B6s and Eibach Pros, there's now very little price difference between the total price and one of the junior coilover kits from LMF - just to add that into the mix!

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