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Time to redo suspension and need advice on options.

Postby 5ittingduck » Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:50 pm

2006 (my07) Spec - B auto wagon with 180,000km. It's time to do the suspension.
The shocks are worn, fronts are knocking and less effective, rears seem OK, but I should probably go as a set after this many km.
A set of Bilstein B6 new looks to be about $1500 delivered to Tassie. Now would also seem to be a good time to replace all the suspension bushings with Urethane, preferably bought as a full kit so I can get all the bits together.
So, asking for recommendations for suppliers, possible bargain prices, or superior alternatives which I may not have considered which are worth looking at.
My aim is to get the suspension better than average for about $2000 in parts if possible. Driving is all street, mainly twisting country roads (in Tasmania, woe is me....) and mainly winter. Ride height should be stock, there are gravel roads in my travels.
Obviously I am open to tweaks I should consider while everything is going to be apart, and any important wear items I should replace.
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Re: Time to redo suspension and need advice on options.

Postby crazyricochet » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:04 pm

So for your budget of circa $2k I'd be turfing the Bilstein shocks and getting MCA Blue coilovers for about $1600 new.

Then browse the Whiteline parts catalog for a BP Liberty for anything else you can afford to replace and visually inspect all your bushes to see what really does need replacing.

Either ring up a few places give them part numbers for quotes or use google to buy it all online.

https://mcasuspension.com/suspension

http://www.whiteline.com.au/do_segue4.p ... 3-8%2F2009

In general, these are a few good ones to start with. MRT seem to have a sale on their Ebay store for Whiteline gear at the moment. Ebay also have a 5% discount going on top of that if you use the code C5OZ on checkout.

KCA334 Front Control arm - lower inner rear bushing
W0506 Front Control arm - lower inner front bushing
KCA313 Front Roll centre/bump steer - correction kit
W0406-20G Front Sway bar - mount bushing
W0406-20G Rear Sway bar - mount bushing

Go crazy!
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Re: Time to redo suspension and need advice on options.

Postby 5ittingduck » Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:33 pm

MCA blues and a nolathane bushing kit on the way.
Thanks for the help, will post a review on the changes when the fitting is finished.
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Re: Time to redo suspension and need advice on options.

Postby teK-- » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:44 pm

That sounds bloody expensive. A set of B8 will set you back around 900-1000 shipped direct from Germany. The B6 are slightly cheaper.
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