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Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: United Kingdom
I have exactly the B12 and eibach set up you are enquiring about on my 1.9 JTDm Blackline,(B12 Pro kit) mine has a hybrid turbo so is at very similar power levels to the 3.2, at around 230 BHP with 450NM of torque..and this suspension set up works very nicely.
of all the other derivatives the 1.9 is also the closest to the 3.2 weight wise as although the engine weighs the same as 2.0 JTS the turbo related stuff adds about another 70KG ,
The B12 Kit is a fantastic upgrade in terms of handling but I wouldn't bother without the ARB kit as this is the single most significant improvement. its the lateral movement on cornering that is the GT's biggest flaw on stock suspension IMO.
The combination of both the B12 and the eibach ARB kit is a winner and transforms the pogo like and rather soggy wallowy stock set up into something responsive,moderately comfortable and has the added benefit of giving the car the stance it deserved from the factory, it can be an issue on some speed bumps here and poor road surfaces can be a bit unpleasant but its well worth it for the benefits.
In addition to the handling improvements the 4x4 sized gap between rear wheel and arch will be gone and the car will hunker down making it both more stable and more aggressive looking, I have been running this now for about a year and can honestly say I would rather give up the car than go back to stock springs ,shocks and ARB's such is the improvement.
hope this helps
GT blackline,Bilstien B12's and Eibach Anti roll bar kit,Quaife Diff,Autolusso performance pads, de-cat downpipe,hybrid turbo,stage one clutch,autolusso re-map, swirl flap and egr delete, leon cupra front splitter,novitec light covers,simone racing gear knob.
Last edited by joeymannero; 16-04-16 at 17:28.