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Old 20th December 2016, 19:30   #31
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Hi, i see that one of our t-bhp member has also upgraded to B6 and he has replaced the front strut mounts to ECS heavy duty stuff. Did you also replace the mounts or kept the oem mounts as it is ?
Top mounts retained... Everything in the suspension except B6s is stock. You could try perhaps...anyway the mount has to come out during install.But I'm not too sure about effect on ride quality.
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A quick update after ~1000 km. The B6s 'settle down'. The ride is slightly less firm at low speeds, the unflappability over bad roads is staggering, the car feels as eager to turn as a cornered cat. The weak link may be stock bushes, but I don't want to replace with PU and lose ride quality. Also, I have stock Alnacs - they are giving up slowly, ESC now kicks in on-demand due to wheel spin, even in 3rd! It's fun, the way a cooper s/BRZs have 205s - stickiness removes fun, so my tyre upgrade has to be chosen carefully. With everything done on my car right now (PS: I'll never do intake and exhaust changes), I feel the Cooper S and the gti are the only true upgrades for this car right now in the city, no other car can really can give this effortless combination of potent mid range, crazy cornering, braking and ability to slip into gaps due to the small size, unflappability over bad roads/potholes AND the convenience of a super snappy automatic transmission. Touchwood, I'm so happy right now with my motoring life, I could get a VW tattoo!

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Bilstein 4x B6 Full Kit Car Dampers Shock Absorbers 35-168560 24-067898. The total with express shipping (1 week) was ~ £410. The exchange rate was favorable in October end when I bought it.
Have PMed the seller details. And the reason why customs was 'low'!
Would be great if you could share the details please. Have been struggling with it for a while now. Sourcing them locally seems risky. Thanks!
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Would be great if you could share the details please. Have been struggling with it for a while now. Sourcing them locally seems risky. Thanks!
Have mentioned the seller details earlier in this thread.

After many months now, there's another positive I may have missed - the dampers are eerily quiet. Not the slightest bit of compression sounds. Absolutely silky.

Also the B6s have saved me at least 25 lacs. Have an opportunity to upgrade, but I just don't feel like buying another car at all!
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