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Weird, when I visited the site earlier they were £735.
They're obviously changing the price all the time. I clicked on the link earlier today and they were £722.
 

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In response to the question earlier,
The two places I have found reasonable prices from at moment.

Company called id-workz @ £768 but 2-3 week delivery and an eBay seller in Germany @ £804 with 1-2 week delivery.

Tbh most places I have contacted Inc. Eibach themselves all seem to be stating they are a special order item.

Must just not be very popular fitment on the up! So availability and prices seem to fluctuate a fair bit.

The search continues to see if I can get these any quicker.
 

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The good thing about the Bilsteins is that they're stiff when they need to be, such as hard cornering, but for normal road driving I find they're fine.
 

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The good thing about the Bilsteins is that they're stiff when they need to be, such as hard cornering, but for normal road driving I find they're fine.
Is this the B14’s you have fitted?

I was initially really leaning towards them but lack of any reviews or feedback online made me wary and was now looking at the Eibachs to be on the safe side for comfort.
 

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Where did you order from Alz, as that's more like what i'm looking for to get them asap?
I got them from the Eibach shop, who had the shipped to me direct from Eibach Factory. Give Calvin a call on 0844 557 9511, I found him really helpful. I stay just outside Aberdeen so if you want a look at them before you buy them just give me a pm
 

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Cheers for that.

Pm what you paid if you would prefer.
Given we are in the same area, shipping etc will be the same.

^ just noticed the above, would be decent.
You on Eastside too aye? I was away to jump back on there after being off a good few years.
 

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Is this the B14’s you have fitted?

I was initially really leaning towards them but lack of any reviews or feedback online made me wary and was now looking at the Eibachs to be on the safe side for comfort.
B14s, vw top mounts and a strut top bearing. Supplied and fitted (including fitting my new alloys) by my local VAG specialist, 950 quid.
 

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B14s, vw top mounts and a strut top bearing. Supplied and fitted (including fitting my new alloys) by my local VAG specialist, 950 quid.
What’s the ride like. Obv be stiffer but is it acceptable for day to day as my roads up here are far from perfect. What’s the rebound like on them as well?

Just looking for as much info as possible, as I say very little feedback online except the T5 guys which is not relevant for the up. Haha.

Cheers.
 

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What’s the ride like. Obv be stiffer but is it acceptable for day to day as my roads up here are far from perfect. What’s the rebound like on them as well?

Just looking for as much info as possible, as I say very little feedback online except the T5 guys which is not relevant for the up. Haha.

Cheers.
The good thing about the Bilsteins is that they're stiffer when you need them to be (hard cornering etc) , but feel quite normal in normal use. I only do town driving in my Up! and the most evident place I've noticed is over high speed bumps. For normal town driving, feels no less uncomfortable than the stock suspension.

The B14s aren't the cheapest coilovers you can buy, but you buy cheap, you buy twice. I've never been one to skimp on car stuff. I prefer to spend money on parts from a company that have actually made a concerted effort (and expense) on developing things well.
 

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The good thing about the Bilsteins is that they're stiffer when you need them to be (hard cornering etc) , but feel quite normal in normal use. I only do town driving in my Up! and the most evident place I've noticed is over high speed bumps. For normal town driving, feels no less uncomfortable than the stock suspension.

The B14s aren't the cheapest coilovers you can buy, but you buy cheap, you buy twice. I've never been one to skimp on car stuff. I prefer to spend money on parts from a company that have actually made a concerted effort (and expense) on developing things well.
100% agree, that’s why I’m torn between the B14 and the Eibachs... thanks for the info.
 
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The good thing about the Bilsteins is that they're stiffer when you need them to be (hard cornering etc) , but feel quite normal in normal use. I only do town driving in my Up! and the most evident place I've noticed is over high speed bumps. For normal town driving, feels no less uncomfortable than the stock suspension.

The B14s aren't the cheapest coilovers you can buy, but you buy cheap, you buy twice. I've never been one to skimp on car stuff. I prefer to spend money on parts from a company that have actually made a concerted effort (and expense) on developing things well.
Regarding the B14 and the lowering adjustment, they are slightly less than the Eibachs.

My other worry was they won’t go down far enough at the rear to maintain even arch gaps. I’m not going silly low but would like the reduce the gap down to about an inch.

You got any pictures of your fitted?
 

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Great wheels, too. Would love to see one on those classic flat faced OZs rally wheels, though I'm pretty sure they won't come in the right stud pattern.
 

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Stunning little car mate.

Those wheels really do suit it and are a great compliment to the body colour. Proof that you don't need an all singing all dancing example to pull it off. Good bit of photography too.

The owner of the garage is an older bloke like me, so all my instructions on height were to just make it look right, natural rather than slammed or anything like that.

It's about 2 fingers height off the tyres.
 
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Thanks for all the feedback and advice..... after being told will have to wait a little for the Eibach kit.....mind made up and trigger pulled on the B14 Bilstein coilovers.

Just hope I don’t live to regret it.
 

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Thanks for all the feedback and advice..... after being told will have to wait a little for the Eibach kit.....mind made up and trigger pulled on the B14 Bilstein coilovers.

Just hope I don’t live to regret it.
I met up with Eibach this week last C&M and they said it was a popular kit, B14 for me is up there too.
 

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I met up with Eibach this week last C&M and they said it was a popular kit, B14 for me is up there too.
As it transpires, I’m having to wait longer for the B14 kit to be made to order. Est. Delivery from Bilstein Second week in March! Should be a decent kit tho, and given my other issues still being looked at by the dealer, I’m happy to hold off fitting them anyway.
 

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I met up with Eibach this week last C&M and they said it was a popular kit, B14 for me is up there too.
As it transpires, I’m having to wait longer for the B14 kit to be made to order. Est. Delivery from Bilstein Second week in March! Should be a decent kit tho, and given my other issues still being looked at by the dealer, I’m happy to hold off fitting them anyway.
It'll be worth the wait.
 
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