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    Posted: 20-Jan-2012 at 07:14
I knew a ball bustin was coming, lol! I searched twice for H&R! But hell what do i know? I just wanted to know if H&R springs would be tolerable. And also what dampers to use. Thanks.
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  Quote B5crazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-Jan-2012 at 03:26
Why change your springs? Install Bilsteins and be done with it.
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  Quote pdejong0 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 21-Jan-2012 at 03:42
exactly right... 04 W8 6MT... that's what I did and I've never been happier... as provided to me by an expert (The Swami):

BE5-6513 (front) aka 24-065115 and BE5-6511 (Rear) aka 24-065139 are the correct setup for our W8's if you want to stiffen a lowered suspension (Sport). Now if you want to have a moderate level of comfort on both a lowered and non-lowered W8 (Heavy Duty), go with the following part numbers. BE5-6512 aka 24-065122 (front) and BE5-6509 aka 24-065092 (rear) can be used, and I highly recommend them for most North American drivers and road conditions.   
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  Quote J.Gioia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25-Jul-2012 at 04:10
Hey everyone, I'm asking what would be a good replacement for my shocks in my 03 W8, because after looking through the information I have from previous owners, they have never been changed. Im just looking for a good replacement for my sport shocks that will work well for everyday driving on anything from perfect surface to nebraska washboarded gravel.

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  Quote SirRangeALot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-Dec-2013 at 18:50
So FYI I went to Shox.com where I bought the setup for my last W8. Granted it was 5 years ago, but they quoted me a price over $150 higher than the last time I ordered with them for the exact same suspension. $900 for a spring/shock setup when I can get a good set of coilovers for that. Eff that noise.
Get a wagon. Bitches love wagons.
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  Quote KurtBCP Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23-Jan-2015 at 19:25
Hello I've a quick question regarding the Bilstein B12 sports package the kit comes with the B12 shocks and H&R springs I deal with a company that is having a clearance sale at the moment and with my trade discount I can get this kit for under £500 questions are is that a good price ? And, Is this a good kit? as I just want a fit and forget kit to lower the car a little its a daily drive so I'm not bothered about coilovers but I don't want it too hard on the road .
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  Quote KenBIII Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-Feb-2015 at 16:01
Well Sean (srdavis) swears by the ride of his BC Racing suspension as it keeps the ride quality basically the same. Note, you will be looking at $1,550 (£1,030) + shipping. I have talked with BC and they said that all their testing was done on an AT and they said that the extra rear axle weight of a wagon won't effect the ride. They suspect that you should be able to get within 1 inch of stock height and if you fancy you can drop them really low.
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