History of my suspension : Stock, then installed UR bars, then installed Pedders Xa coil-overs, then removed some UR bars, then installed Camber bolts and 15mm H&R spacers, then went back to stock shocks but with H&R springs and then installed Bilstein B8 shocks and kept the H&R springs.
Some of you may remember i was one of the few back in the day that actualy raced on a local racetrack, did some lapping and calibrated my coil-overs for months b4 i was very satisfied. The trouble is, after that year of joy and incredible handling, they broke in the following winter. (I don't think Pedders thought they would be used in -30c weather...)
So i changed to H&R springs + stock shocks... It didnt take me long to realise that it wasnt a good combo : They bottomed-out way too often in normal driving and when pushing the car, it was even worst. (The reduction of wheel travel with underdamped shocks doesnt work at all.)
It was either buy another set of Coil-overs or try to find another solution and i did : Bilstein B8.
These shocks are made especialy to work with Sport springs : They are shortened and the damping is increased.
In one word : WOW.
No more bottoming-out, increased confort, increased body control and handling. Im super satisfied!
For someone like me who use his car all year, in the winter and with the bad roads we have in Quebec, this is the sweet spot.
PS : - 1st pic you see the B8. Notice how thick is the shaft compared to our stock shocks.
- 2nd pic installed. List of stuff you see : H&R springs, Bilstein B8, Eiback camber bolt, ZZP 12" brake kit, H&R 15mm spacers and Moog endlink.
- Alignment : -1.6 of camber, 0 of toe-in, stock caster, stock rear alignment and 32lbs in tires.