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B14's again or something different

Discussion in 'Suspension Steering Brakes' started by Kev, 16 Sep 2016.

  1. Kev

    Kev Member VIP Member

    Had bilstein coilovers on the t5 and was really impressed, what are people going for on the t6? I'm thinking either the b14's or h&r coilovers... Anyone got them already and any pics?
    Thanks
     
  2. chriscroft

    chriscroft 12 years of VW T 'ing VIP Member T6 Guru

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  3. Kev

    Kev Member VIP Member

    Bilstein said were brilliant, I honestly couldn't fault them, I had them for 12000 miles so a fair run in them and they were about 60mm down.
     
  4. StudleyGlass

    StudleyGlass 150 DSG Combi Highline VIP Member T6 Legend

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    I think are go withe the full bilstein suspension with big rims as i can adjust the ride height to suit and it should help with the bigger rims.

    good to hear you where happy with yours @Kev
     
  5. chriscroft

    chriscroft 12 years of VW T 'ing VIP Member T6 Guru

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    It does seem that the billies have a large slice of the T5/T6 suspension upgrade route, in the UK, I don't know how the KW's compare to the Billies, best price v best price
     
  6. StudleyGlass

    StudleyGlass 150 DSG Combi Highline VIP Member T6 Legend

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  7. chriscroft

    chriscroft 12 years of VW T 'ing VIP Member T6 Guru

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  8. andythom188

    andythom188 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    I would love b14s but don't think they fit 4motion :(
     
  9. chriscroft

    chriscroft 12 years of VW T 'ing VIP Member T6 Guru

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    It looks like KW's do (if you clink the link there is a table)
    I have never tried billies or KW's but I would be surprised if the KW's aren't at least as good if not better. Only a hunch;)
     
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  10. andythom188

    andythom188 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Just looked at the link they do fit 4motion drop is between 20-45mm /b14 aren't they 20-70mm
     
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  11. RattyMcClelland

    RattyMcClelland Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    I put 70k on cmc vmaxx coilovers (awful customer service). Ordered the cmc platinums and got the standard vmaxx coilovers.

    The only thing that failed was a rear spring adjuster.

    Gone with b14 & h&r roll bars on the new t6. £920 from a vagnostics group buy. I'll fit myself.
     
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  12. Absolut5

    Absolut5 Senior Member Trade Member T6 Guru

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    Got H&R springs on my 5.1, happy with them

    But have B14s on my 6 and they are fantastic....
     
  13. BognorMotors

    BognorMotors Senior Member Trade Member T6 Pro

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    Cant beat Bilstein B14's, we fit more of these kits than just lowering springs now! Once you had Bilsteins, you'd never have anything else.
     
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  14. Walski

    Walski Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    I know they are good but not sure about "once you've had Billies you'd never have anything else"!! :whistle::whistle::whistle::whistle:

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  15. StudleyGlass

    StudleyGlass 150 DSG Combi Highline VIP Member T6 Legend

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    love that picture @Walski . unfortunately we all cant stretch to air even tho its a no brainer :thumbsup:

    I am still waiting to see it in action ??
     
  16. Walski

    Walski Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    I know, but couldn't resist. :):);) I've done you a vid bud but can't post it up. I need to work out how to link to it somewhere but no idea how to do it????
     
  17. StudleyGlass

    StudleyGlass 150 DSG Combi Highline VIP Member T6 Legend

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    cool ! post it on youtube then link on here, or email it to @Pauly, he will post it up im sure ?
     
  18. Pauly

    Pauly Senior Member Admin Moderator VCDS User

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    It's easiest if you post on YouTube or Facebook and then embed the video here by clicked on the little double film icon when typing a post
     
  19. VWindahouse

    VWindahouse New Member

    So when it comes to the Bilsteins compatibility with the 4 motion, is it the Adaptive chassis control they don't like or the 4 motion itself?
     
  20. chriscroft

    chriscroft 12 years of VW T 'ing VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Either and Both. There is no way you would ditch DCC/ACC (call it what you will) for coil overs, the DCC is way way superior. I don't think you can adjust the ride height by pre-compressing the spring on DCC, but you can with coil overs. The only down side to the DCC seems to be it sits slightly high at the rear when lightly loaded. The VW Gold GTI/R boys with DCC , whom there are millions(ish) of, seem happy to change to a lower spring height and the DCC shocker seems to be happy with that, without messing with the DCC shocker.
    I guess it is only a matter of time before a T6 does it, but at present VW only offer it as an option on Vels and Calis, so there are very few about, and not much interest in the after parts market to offer one yet.
     

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