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      02-25-2013, 02:26 PM   #139
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Originally Posted by Nonecure View Post
I put the Bilstein + Eibach combo with lowering perches on my car and I am not impressed. I like the spring rate on the Eibach's and agree with anyone who recommends them. The Bilstien seems to not have enough dampening on the rebound. So I don't like the feel of the struts so far. The lowering perches are a waste of money, and it only gave me 1/8" drop. So far after 1 week of install, the front has settled a little and is now 1" lower. I was really expecting more than 1.5" especially with the perches. This project was more about handling than lowering, but still only 1 inch!
If I could get handling without the lowering I'd go for that too - not going racing or autoX, just want something more sure-footed and solid. Some people went with B6 (HD) shocks + Eibach but Bilstein specifically stated not to do so, so I'm still looking at B8 + Eibach.