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Hi all just a quick question

Which you'll you fit and why

Thinking of treating the van 1994 1.9d van lowered and on 18" alloys

I feel I would regret not fitting the b6

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I feel I would regret not fitting the b6
I bought & fitted the 'B6' Bilstein dampers to my '95 t4 about 10 years ago, was no choice in the matter as they were the best option available:cool:
in my opinion they still are the best option(y)

price wise they are no more expensive now than 10 years ago - B6's are ~ £400 a set now? (springs are another matter as the 'scene-tax' has more than doubled on springs:mad: )

I'm going to be removing the rear dampers for inspection soon due to rear spring replacement & hope they've suvived as well as the front pair (removed for front suspension refresh & inspection ~2 years ago)

if you're feeling flush then go for it(y)

another worthwhile addition is a rear anti-roll-bar (if not already fitted as a vw option) as these transform a t4 from wollowing van to a more stable vehicle when combined with good dampers.

the rear arb setup is hard to find secondhand but does turn up, I believe Brickworks can supply new mounts / brackets / bushes & fastners but the bar itself is no longer available new:(



Rich.
 

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Just to mention....18" wheels give a terrible ride.
17" are the better option if you want larger diameter than 16".
Whatever springs/dampers you fit, the design is still OLD....and relies quite a bit on some give in the sidewalls of the tyres.
45 ratio on 17s are not too bad, but you'd be looking at 35 or 40 for 18".....and having limited options for the load index on them.
 

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Thanks for the replys

I am happy with ride quality on 18"

Just the pot holes go with a bang so dodge them where I can

Speed humps no problem

Do you think my very old shocks are helping the bad roads
And new ones will firm everything up and then be a harsh ride

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Well, itæs actually a mis-nomer that they are called shock absorbers.....the American word "dampers" is more accurate.
They "damp" the motion of the springs....they don't "absorb" the movement.
Make them firmer, the ride gets harder.
 

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Maybe I should replace with b4s

Van handles great
Only reason for replacing front shocks is mot advised on lower bushes nackered

What's your thoughts defo don't want a harder ride
 
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