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    Hi folks, I was wondering what the best for comfort lowering spring is ? I know that coilovers are the best choice but I just can't justify the budget for them at the minute. I was possibly looking to drop 40mm to take the gap out of the arches. I was just looking to see if anyone had experienced what size and manufacture? Many thanks in advance.

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    Eibach Sportlines .
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazwould View Post
    Eibach Sportlines .
    Are they a good enough spring Gaz ? I know that I will definitely have a harder ride but trying to avoid a boneshaker lol

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    The best for comfort in the world , H&R would be too firm , what dampers have you , how many miles have they done?
     
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    Perfect then I just have the standard Sline shocks in here which have covered 100k. I know that it's good practice to replace them but I will wait until they blow and worry about it then lol. I need 2 top arms, inner rack end and track rod end so might just buy a full suspension kit and replace the lot at the same time.

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    Oooh no , bad practice..

    Oem S-line shocks were never all that anyway and 100k .

    Get new OE Bilstien B4 .

    What would be the lowering from S-line to Eibach Sportline ?
     
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    To be fair I own a VAG indi and very rarely replaced socks on them so just going to chance it lol. I think the sline is meant to be about 20mm lower than standard but mine sits just as high as an SE for some reason so I am hoping the Sportsline will take that gap away 🤞

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    Yes the shocks are of a quality they don't weep they soften their damping ability as my father's old 100k Passat B6 Sport did as we jiggled along I knew it was dampers as I was a occasional occupant but he maintained "Oh it's got the sports suspension ," not realising it's gradual decline as he drove it everyday .

    You'll be surprised how bad the ride quality etc got if you renew completely .

    So I reinforce what I said renewing the dampers , you've got a smart B7 Avant there that shouldn't be half assed on .

    Also the front and rear top mounts should be replaced .

    Do it once , do it right !
     
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    24 hours later and I am looking at "mid ranged priced" coilovers

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    Never as refined as Eibach springs.
     
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