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Adjusting Ride Height...; The Old Fashion Way
Topic Started: Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:01 pm (227 Views)
RicerDude
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Very recently I fitted a brand new Bilstein B12 kit (Eibach pro kit springs and Bilstein B6 dampers) to my 190E 2.0.

Very satisfied with the transformation in terms of handling, not so much with the appearance of the car.
Previously I had a set of APEX lowering springs on the car, i really liked the height of the car with them on but the ride was dreadful.

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So, the question is would it be 'advisable' to lower the car to my desired height by cutting the Eibach springs?
I will probably only have to remove half a coil or so as its only a little too high.
Do I risk ruining the characteristics of the spring by cutting them slightly?
I assume the dampers will be OK as they're designed to be used with lowering springs.
Many Thanks,
Harvey



Edited by RicerDude, Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:02 pm.
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Chunk
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I wouldn't cut the springs

What drop are the springs?
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Liam.Moran
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just to double check the b12 kit is the b8 dampers and -40mm eibach springs, the B6 is a standard length damper made for standard springs whereas the b8 is shorter for lowering springs.
Edited by Liam.Moran, Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:29 pm.
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RicerDude
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Chunk
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:23 pm
I wouldn't cut the springs

What drop are the springs?
They're the 'up to 40mm' lowering springs
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RicerDude
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Liam.Moran
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:29 pm
just to double check the b12 kit is the b8 dampers and -40mm eibach springs, the B6 is a standard length damper made for standard springs whereas the b8 is shorter for lowering springs.
You're right! B8 dampers
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Chunk
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Could you get bigger drop springs? Keep the set that come off just in case
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Liam.Moran
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RicerDude
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:37 pm
Liam.Moran
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:29 pm
just to double check the b12 kit is the b8 dampers and -40mm eibach springs, the B6 is a standard length damper made for standard springs whereas the b8 is shorter for lowering springs.
You're right! B8 dampers
awesome, just checking :)

I'm running b8's and eibach -40mms too, I like the ride height, lower but not slammed... might be worth looking at lower spring pads and/or H&r springs, lot of people here like those
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RicerDude
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Thanks for the advice guys. Think I'll run it how it is for a while and see how I feel, maybe I'm just used to the 'stanced' look of the APEX springs.
The last thing I want to do is mess up a decent set of springs.
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sharpandroid
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I have a set of Eibach on my 2.6, i'm not happy with the nose down stance even thought it has the largest pads up front and the smallest pads in the rear, It is too softon the front, I should have bought H&Rs.
Whats wrong with the Apex ride quality?
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YOREVOL
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I had eibach on mine, too low with 4 notch front and 3 notch rear spring pads.
Gone to sportline now and it's a lot better, but I'm still not happy.
I've got a set of eibach for a w124 e320 that are about 1 inch longer than the w201s I removed. Going to fit them soon. May need to adjust with different pads.
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