Technical Best replacement springs?

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Technical Best replacement springs?

LittleRedB

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Can anyone recommend a set of decent replacement springs?

I am keen to lower the car (once I have decorated the hall) but have no idea what springs to go for.........lots on eBay and a few modd'ing companies offer Barchetta lowering springs but I have read horror stories about them not fitting.......

Ideas/recommendations/experience please????
 

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I have RED Lesjoefors 40/40 (some Swedish company) springs. They were quite cheap (considering this is Norway); payed about £200 for them I think (probably much cheaper in the UK). So far I haven't had any problems with them; the ride is nice - although, obviously harder than with an unlowered B, but it also looks better than an unlowered one. My only regret with these is that I can't really see that the car's been lowered by a full 40mm...maybe it's the springs, or maybe it's just a trick of the eye. In retrospect I'd go for some that lowers the car with more than 40mm, at least as long as I've only got 16"s.
 

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I'm thinking about some coilovers myself. But is it true that the rear end needs some modifications when mounting coilovers? Or is that just something I've had a bad dream about? :p Would be nice to have the opportunity to increase the height of my Bee on the winter because of all the snow, and then lower her when summer comes.
 

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I've got some Eibachs on order. I've had some good reports on them. They're a progressive spring, so in theory not so harsh for bumps but still stiff in the corners. they're coming with some Bilstein shocks too.

I probably won't have time to fit them now until October but I'm happy to give a full report when I do!
 
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LittleRedB

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Coil-overs would be my preference but want a good idea of how much of a total pain they are to fit???

As SS asked, anyone done it and do you need to make lots of mods to accommodate them?
 
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i got the eibach 30mm lowering pro kit on mine.(y)

Much better than before, not to hard for the road and felt good on the track.

I,m happy.:)

I drove a few that were lower and they drove horrible and really bumpy.

would love to try out the Doc,s though. :D :D
 
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i got the eibach 30mm lowering pro kit on mine.(y)

Much better than before, not to hard for the road and felt good on the track.

I,m happy.:)

I drove a few that were lower and they drove horrible and really bumpy.

would love to try out the Doc,s though. :D :D

Was it difficult to fit? How long did it take and what's involved?
 

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Easy peasy to change them, although you need some sort of vise to change the front ones.
 

Mad Matt

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My Bilstein B8s arrived last night, the Eibachs (same as KC3) should arrive soon too apparently!

I intend to do the job with the help of the Docs guide. I'm no expert mechanic, so if I can do it, most people should be able to!
 
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Little tip 4 you m8, the day before you start the job go around and put penetrating fluid on all the main bolts. (y)

I think that goes for ANY job you are planning on doing on the B!!!! (oh, and make sure you have lots of spare bolts ;))
 

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Well I've just been told that the springs have arrived. So, tonight I'll try and put some WD40 in the right places.

Do I really need spare bolts? Do they sheer off so easily?

Are we talking Fiat only bolts?
 
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You might get away with the bolts but my past experience is if key bolt can shear - it will!!!
 
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