[E46] Bilstein B4 and Vogtland springs

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  1. 1 Jan 2019 at 10:25 PM #1
    Scream

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    Just wondering if anyone has tried the above setup? My suspension is long overdue a refresh and I'm considering trying the Vogtland springs instead of the usual Eibachs.

    Currently have the B12 setup and it's been good but I'm always open to change. Car is a daily driver so has to be able to deal with our pothole-riddled roads.

    Not interested in OEM suspension as I like a bit of drop.
     
  2. 2 Jan 2019 at 12:55 PM #2
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    General feedback on the B4 is poor, I asked the same question a few weeks ago and have ordered Koni adjustable based on the information received.
     
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    Go for Koni shocks and a decent spring :)
     
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    Would you mind sending me a link to the ones you ordered?

    From what I've read the Vogtland springs are decent aren't they? More compliant than Eibachs and H&R but just not as well known this side of the Atlantic
     
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    https://www.eurocarparts.com/basket

    These are the fronts, currently on back order with ECP but are expected to be in stock this month & I'm in no rush, the rears aren't currently on the website but I've ordered those too.

    I understand that they are the "Yellow" sport adjustable variant, I just used ECP because they seemed to be much cheaper than anyone else and I paid roughly £375 for the four.

    I'm currently on Eibach springs and will be keeping them as I love the ride height and they are not bone jarringly hard.
     
  6. 4 Jan 2019 at 6:52 PM #6
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    I've just tried to order the set. ECP say they can do the fronts but apparently can't do the rears at all. Did you order the rears from ECP or elsewhere?
     
  7. 4 Jan 2019 at 8:39 PM #7
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    I ordered the rears first about three weeks ago from ECP and the fronts just before Christmas from the same place........I've been told by my local branch that they will be with me by the end of the month.

    I will let you know what happens !
     
  8. 8 Jan 2019 at 11:52 PM #8
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    Yeah if you could let me know what happens or get me a part number for the rears that would be great!
     
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    Quick update the fronts have arrived this morning, will give my local branch a call to chase the rears.
     
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    Vogtland springs make the car sit quite low.

    I wouldn’t pair them with a B4 or a B6 even. They are probably better suited with Koni Yellows.
     
  11. 10 Jan 2019 at 11:10 PM #11
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    I agree that Vogtland are not as well known as the likes of Eibach or Bilstein in the UK, but I believe they are well respected throughout Europe.

    After all they’re a family owned business that’s been making springs for more than 100 years.

    Let us know how you get on :thumbsup:
     
  12. 15 Jan 2019 at 3:33 PM #12
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    Koni Yellow rears have been delivered today, I now have the full set & just need to get them fitted :thumbsup:
     

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