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Bilstein B14 coilovers on 6R Gti

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Marticroft
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Bilstein B14 coilovers on 6R Gti

Post by Marticroft » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:21 pm

Has any of you guys got Bilstein B14 PSS fitted? What do yer reckon to live with for a daily driver?

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Re: Bilstein B14 coilovers on 6R Gti

Post by cheba » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:58 pm

I have the B14's on my WRC. They are quite stiff, so on bad roads they are a quite annoying. On smooth roads the handling is great though.

For me they work for daily driver but then again, I'm used to a stiff ride since my old car was a Golf GTI mk3, lowered on cheap stiff coilovers. And the factory suspension of the WRC wasn't exactly made for a comfortable ride either.

If a stiff ride is unacceptable for you then I would suggest something else, preferrably something adjustable. I would have wanted the KW V2's, but the price was over my budget (they may very well be worth it though). The main reason I chose Bilstein was that they hade the best priced kit of all the well known brands.

The B14 kit for the WRC is different from the other Polos. I'm guessing it's stiffer to compensate for the higher weight, so in the end they are probably similar to the other Polos in (lack of) comfort.

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Re: Bilstein B14 coilovers on 6R Gti

Post by Marticroft » Thu May 03, 2018 9:53 pm

Cheers Cheba just found your reply ....food for thought :?

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Re: Bilstein B14 coilovers on 6R Gti

Post by mixalisgti » Wed May 23, 2018 9:56 pm

I want to install b14 coilovers on my 6c polo gti will they fit ? I have sport button with electronic dumper control

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Re: Bilstein B14 coilovers on 6R Gti

Post by Esham » Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:13 am

mixalisgti wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 9:56 pm
I want to install b14 coilovers on my 6c polo gti will they fit ? I have sport button with electronic dumper control
I have the same problem. Each shock has an electronic plug ontop. Once unplugged the car throws a “ Faulty Damper” error.

How do I get around this? Thanks in advance..

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Re: Bilstein B14 coilovers on 6R Gti

Post by cheba » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:01 am

From what I've understood (not Polo specific but regarding DCC equipped VW's in general), you can install a supension kit without DCC in a DCC car but it will leave you with an error in the dash that cannot be hidden easily. There are "DCC cancellation kits" sold by for example KW which you plug into the harness in place of the OEM DCC damper, and it will trick the system that there is a working DCC damper plugged in. It seems that these cancellation kits are quite expensive (300+ USD). Plus you end up with a useless DCC button.

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Re: Bilstein B14 coilovers on 6R Gti

Post by iichel » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:52 am

why not pull the fuse and program it all out?

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Re: Bilstein B14 coilovers on 6R Gti

Post by Esham » Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:54 am

cheba wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:01 am
From what I've understood (not Polo specific but regarding DCC equipped VW's in general), you can install a supension kit without DCC in a DCC car but it will leave you with an error in the dash that cannot be hidden easily. There are "DCC cancellation kits" sold by for example KW which you plug into the harness in place of the OEM DCC damper, and it will trick the system that there is a working DCC damper plugged in. It seems that these cancellation kits are quite expensive (300+ USD). Plus you end up with a useless DCC button.
Thanks for this. Did not know you get these kits so definitely worth looking into.

The Polos have a sport button which firms suspension, adjusts throttle response and stiffens up the steering. Feels like it does something to the gear changing points as well. So it wont exactly be a useless button. :D

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Re: Bilstein B14 coilovers on 6R Gti

Post by mixalisgti » Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:34 pm

If we dont plug the dcc wires to the new bilstein b14 suspension all the other features like throtle response harder steering wheel etc. Will not work the stiffer suspension wilk not work for sure but wilk the other features get disabled too if we dont purchase the dcc kit that tricks the dcc wires?

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Re: Bilstein B14 coilovers on 6R Gti

Post by cheba » Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:45 am

Oh, OK. I didn't realize it was a "Sport" button, I thought it was just a "DCC" button.

I don't know if the other features of the Sport button will work. It is possible that it becomes entirely inactivated if there is a fault in one of its components, but I don't know for sure.

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