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Old 02-29-2008, 07:25 AM   #1
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which springs for Bilsteins?

Hello, I have a 2002 9-3 with Bilstein HD shocks and am considering installing sport springs.
Can anyone recommend either the Koni or Eibach springs for this set up? Do they have the same drop? Less drop is better to me.
I had B&G springs on my 94 900se and found them way too stiff with the Koni shocks I had then.
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:01 AM   #2
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You probably want the Eibach springs then because they drop the car a little less than the Koni springs. I am using the adjustable Koni's with my Eibachs so I can't give you a recommendation based on experience.
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Old 02-29-2008, 11:06 AM   #3
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don't neglect the other possibility...

Viggen springs!!!
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Viggen springs would give you less of a drop than the Koni or Eibach springs. And you can probably pick up a used set for cheaper than either as well.
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H&R springs is a widely used combo with bilstains here and personally just bought the same stuff, but with Bilstain sprint shochks.
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Old 02-29-2008, 12:10 PM   #6
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Viggen springs would give you less of a drop than the Koni or Eibach springs. And you can probably pick up a used set for cheaper than either as well.
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Old 03-02-2008, 03:25 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the responses guys, I appreciate it.
I did indeed look into the Viggen spring route and could not find any for sale, ebay or other wise. I even cold contacted a few people on different SAAB BB's who had indicated on posts that they had upgraded the springs on their Viggens. No one got back to me so I guess that's out.
The Eibachs are a decent price on shox.com, I can get a used set of Koni's cheaper, and was going to go that route, but after the responses I got here and on SAABcentral I will be going with Eibachs.
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