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Bilstein dampers now available for 3rd gen

Looks like Bilstein has released their B4, B6 and B8 dampers for our cars.

Good timing as I've been thinking of replacing the struts/shocks in my car.

https://cart.bilsteinus.com/results?...93696259268860
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Nice find! $133-$140 not bad

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Use their B4 or you might be sorry.
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Use their B4 or you might be sorry.
Thinking of adding some Tanabe spings. What'd be the best bet?
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Uh, why?

The B6 is designed for OE springs..... why would you be "sorry" if you used them?
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This is great news. I had a set of Bilstein B6 HD shocks on an Integra that were still going strong after 200k+ miles on stock springs.

Based on the description the B6 shocks are probably what I'll go with. At 113000 miles, the original suspension on my 6 is getting a little soft. Time for a replacement.

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Uh, why? The B6 is designed for OE springs..... why would you be "sorry" if you used them?
Stiff ride.
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Interesting.... I don't find the stock suspension on the "6" too compliant. On my VW the stock struts were a bit too soft for my preference, and a set of Koni's tightened it up nicely without making it harsh when they got to the point that they needed replacement anyway.

So far the dampening on the "6" remains ok, but eventually I'm sure they'll wear out... it's nice to have choices. One thing I don't like with the Konis is that the cases rust like crazy compared against OE parts -- and I live where there's no snow!
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Nice find! $133-$140 not bad
Best price I've found so far is Summit Racing at $134.99 each for the B6. Where else do you guys source your shocks from?

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Stiff ride.
I would say that is subjective. Stiff ride compared to what and what car was it on?
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Best price I've found so far is Summit Racing at $134.99 each for the B6. Where else do you guys source your shocks from?


I would say that is subjective. Stiff ride compared to what and what car was it on?
Shockwarehouse.com

B8 front - $134

http://www.shockwarehouse.com/site/p...e-Plus-Mazda-6


No rear B8's yet... only B4

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