Fiat Coupe Forum
- Founded by Kayjey & James Northam
- Funded by the Club for the benefit of all owners
Fiat Coupe Club UK
join the club
Fiat Coupe Forum
 
» Announced
    Posting images


» Related sites
    Main club site
    fiatcoupe.net


» External data
    owners listed
 
Who's Online Now
4 registered members (Yann, alex1982, Honza, 1 invisible), 61 guests, and 1 spider.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums67
Topics109,651
Posts1,303,045
Members2,760
Most Online546
Aug 30th, 2007
Top Posters(All Time)
stan 32,098
barnacle 32,061
Theresa 22,814
bockers 21,009
PeteP 18,957
JimO 17,908
Nigel 17,039
Jim_Clennell 16,304
Vickster 15,915
RSS Feeds
Club Events
Club Information
Track Events
Rolling Road/RWYB
Social Events
Non-UK Events
Coupé Related Chat
Coupé Spotting
Coupé News/Press
Buying/Selling Advice
Insuring a Coupé
Basic FAQ's
How to Guides
Forum Issues
Technical Problems
General Maintenance
Styling
Tuning
Handling
ICE and Alarm
Coupés for Sale
Coupés Wanted
Parts for Sale
Parts Wanted
Group Buys
Business Forum
Other Vehicles for Sale/Wanted
Other Items for Sale/Wanted
Haggling/Offers
Ebay links
Other Cars
Other Websites
General Chat
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Bilstein dampers - Spring options. #1621662
10/06/2018 08:02
10/06/2018 08:02
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,864
South Cambs
Barmybob Offline OP
Hon Club Member: 003
Barmybob  Offline OP
Hon Club Member: 003
Je suis un Coupé

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,864
South Cambs
I currently have apex springs on the bilstein sports dampers. I am looking to try and get the car to be a little less track orientated and more road focussed. For me it is currently a little too low and too hard for smooth progress on UK B roads. I would like to go softer.

Has anyone tried the standard softer springs with the sports dampers, or should I just replace the whole lot for brand new standard?

I am just a little worried about the car going too high, sort some reason some coupes look like they are on stilts.


BARMYBOB
Coupé 20VT - A5 Coupe - TT roadster
Re: Bilstein dampers - Spring options. [Re: Barmybob] #1621681
10/06/2018 14:59
10/06/2018 14:59
Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 7,063
Southsea
Gunzi Offline
Club Member 189
Gunzi  Offline
Club Member 189
Forum is my life

Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 7,063
Southsea
Bob, This thread, originally by Cosmograph, has a huge review of different options.

One other possibility I’d Joe had some springs made which were lower but believe they were softer than Eibachs.

Re: Bilstein dampers - Spring options. [Re: Gunzi] #1621700
10/06/2018 20:59
10/06/2018 20:59
Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,864
South Cambs
Barmybob Offline OP
Hon Club Member: 003
Barmybob  Offline OP
Hon Club Member: 003
Je suis un Coupé

Joined: Dec 2005
Posts: 7,864
South Cambs
OK that thread brought back some memories...

I actually have the Eibach Springs (16vT version) and the B6 Bilstein Dampers.

It would appear that for a bit more comfort and softer ride STANDARD springs would be my best option laugh

Cheers Chris.


BARMYBOB
Coupé 20VT - A5 Coupe - TT roadster
Re: Bilstein dampers - Spring options. [Re: Barmybob] #1621709
11/06/2018 07:01
11/06/2018 07:01
Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,408
Malaysia..Glasgow at heart
Kelv27 Offline
Forum is my job
Kelv27  Offline
Forum is my job

Joined: Jun 2007
Posts: 4,408
Malaysia..Glasgow at heart
I think the B6 were designed to be used with the standard springs anyway Bob. That would be the direction i would head for. When i had the lowered Eibach's paired with the B6, it certainly didn't feel like the damping rates were made for each other. There was way too much preload on the dampers with the weight of the car on it..making the damping travel that much less.




Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1
(Release build 20190129)
PHP: 7.3.2 Page Time: 0.017s Queries: 15 (0.008s) Memory: 0.7536 MB (Peak: 0.8002 MB) Data Comp: Off Server Time: 2019-03-20 19:06:56 UTC