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6 Series
The BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 02-04-2013, 12:42 PM
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are my front shocks worn out?

I'm just in the process of installing some Eibach springs, after i had the original springs removed I was able to completely push in the shocks and they would not extend unless I pulled them out. Is it time for new shocks? If so, are Bilstein a good choice?
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:18 PM
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Sounds like they're shot, shocks/struts should rebound on their own. Bilstein is a good brand of shocks for stock replacement. If I remember correctly, they can also valve them to your specifications if you know the exact spring rate of your Eibachs.
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Old 02-04-2013, 03:58 PM
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Bilstein Sport for your Eibach lowering springs.....
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The Bilstein Sports may be your only option. They go for about $700 at Turner Motorsport. Personally I like Koni better than Bilstein but they are both very good.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:58 AM
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Thanks for the replies.
Ordered a set of Bilsteins, while I'm at it, I will replace all 4.
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The Bilstein Sports may be your only option. They go for about $700 at Turner Motorsport. Personally I like Koni better than Bilstein but they are both very good.
I dont think they make Koni's for the 6....

Wish they did though...
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I dont think they make Koni's for the 6....

Wish they did though...
I could not find any Koni's for the 6 after a quick search. I will look harder though if I ever need to replace my stock shocks.

mattymetzger, let us know how you like the Bilsteins vs stock.
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Old 02-10-2013, 05:19 AM
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called Budds (BMW Dealer, Yorgi will know them) and when they got back to me they told me that it is normal for these shocks to not come back out if they are pushed in. Doesn't really make sense to me but then I couldn't find anything wrong with the way the car handled. It doesn't matter now because I heave Bilsteins ordered which should arrive on Tuesday. But now I'm thinking I should have gotten an adjustable coilover kit.
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I think coilovers are overkill on a 4,200lb GT car like the 6er. With the Dynamic Handling (variable stiffness anti-sways) the car is already ultra flat in the corners. If you wanted to slam the car then you need coilvers, and for that the KW V3 are the best ($2,700).

Springs plus Bilsteins should be a very nice improvement.
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