Powerflex Mk4 - Non
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United Kingdom
The general perspective across many forums is that the Eibach Pro-Kit Springs are soft but the progression makes them stiffen up when you need it, but, the Eibach Dampers are too soft. They are made by Sachs and are very much an OE set-up by the sounds of it and when applied with the ProKit Springs its just a little too soft and slow.
Bilstein B6 dampers seem to be a bit harsh, but when combined with the softer, more progressive nature of the Eibach ProKit Springs to create the B12 package produce a very good all round setup that is both well behaved and friendly on long drives while offering very good handling in the twisty stuff when you want it.
I have also looked into Koni FSD's but I am not overly impressed with the feedback on them, seems slow rebound and damping and some premature failures accross a few different forums.
So, for now at least, for the budget, Option 2, the B12 setup wins. That said, I am hoping for some more advice and experience to feed into this equation.