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      05-21-2019, 02:00 PM   #1
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I've come across a few posts about B&G S2 springs, wondering if anyone is currently running them and what your thoughts are?

I'm looking for a mild drop and retaining a comfortable ride.
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Responded to your PM but I'll post here too.

I have the B&G springs. They lower the car more than Eibach. Which is good if you like the ride height to be like my car:





But the xi front suspension has shorter travel than the rwd and I have Koni FSD which aren't the greatest pairing with the B&G springs.

For moderate lowering you should probably just do Eibach, and either way, the Bilstein B8 shocks have shortened bodies vs. stock and they're better able to cope with lowering the front of the xi.
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Thanks for the reply! I have some decisions to make.
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I did reach out to Koni, they recommend against using the SA's with lowering springs (like mentioned above) and suggested yellows.
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Yellows are the best Koni option probably, but I still would suggest Bilstein B8 instead because of their shortened shock bodies which helps you gain back some much-needed front suspension travel. The xi has something like 2-3" less front travel than the rwd and lowering makes the situation worse.
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Responded to your PM but I'll post here too.

I have the B&G springs. They lower the car more than Eibach. Which is good if you like the ride height to be like my car:





But the xi front suspension has shorter travel than the rwd and I have Koni FSD which aren't the greatest pairing with the B&G springs.

For moderate lowering you should probably just do Eibach, and either way, the Bilstein B8 shocks have shortened bodies vs. stock and they're better able to cope with lowering the front of the xi.
What wheels are those and what are the specs? They look great!
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