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    Are sachs m tech shocks any good? they are fitted to my car, are these fitted to m sports aswell? are bilstein better?,if so which model of shock?or whats a better choice for an e46 platform if you want a firmer, but not to firm a ride!
     
     

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    yes,dunno,they do have a good name,dunno...why not go with koni?
    what i've felt,what i've known
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    Quote Originally Posted by 328mark View Post
    yes,dunno,they do have a good name,dunno...why not go with koni?
    ah oh right, koni mmmm, how about monroe reflex?
     
     

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    i have reflex fitted and cant fault them...very good match for my eibachs
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    Quote Originally Posted by 328mark View Post
    i have reflex fitted and cant fault them...very good match for my eibachs
    can't ask better than that!, i have eibachs too, so thats a good reply, are they a harsh drive?, do they stop the roll in tight corners like they say they do, ?
     
     

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    the eibach/reflex set up is very close to stock for comfort.
    the shocks do work as advertised and reduce dive under braking and roll through the corners but absorb large bumps well.
    for the money they are brilliant
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    well i appreiciate the response, at the mo reflex are top of list with bilstein 2nd, all i need to know is are the bilstein b4s the same as sachs and m sport?
     
     

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    i have just got this off motersportworld
    The B6 shocks are the only after-market fast road sports shocks with a thicker piston rod just like in their motorsport shocks. It must be remembered though that these are highly uprated shocks and may be too hard for some people's tastes in some applications, so there are also B4 OE shocks available. Bilstein list their B4 shocks as OE (Original Equipment) but they will appear slightly uprated over the standard items on your vehicle. They are a popular choice combined with quality uprated springs such as Eibach where ride comfort is as important as handling.

    Bilstein B8 shocks are shortened versions of their B6 shocks and are aimed at applications where lowering springs of more than 30mm are to be used. Please note thoug, that the spring seat on the B8 is at the same height as the B6 - it the the stroke of the shock that is shorter to prevent the piston bottoming out. The Bilstein B10 kits utilise the B8 shocks combined with uprated lowering springs specially chosen by Bilstein (Bilstein do not manufacture their own springs). The B12 kits contain a set of B6 shocks with a set of springs which do not lower as much as the B10 kits, typically 25-30mm.

    B4s are sold at eurocarparts.
     
     

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    I can't say I'm a massive fan of Monroe although it's a matter of opinion. Bilstein B4 are the standard gas dampers and not an upgrade as such. Boge Sachs (same company) are very good.

    M Technic Boge Sachs are basically standard units but with a shorter damper rod (the chrome bit).
     
     

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