Volkswagen Polo GTI: Installed Bilstein B6 dampers for better handling

The ride quality improved a lot and made me realise that I shouldn’t have waited 48,000kms before doing this change.

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Volkswagen Polo GTI

The front strut mounts needed replacement and as I was ordering it, I came across a good deal on Bilstein B6 dampers. I had decided to keep the GTI for a few more years and it seemed damper upgrade would prove beneficial. I have had Bilstein B6 in my previous cars, it is a mod which makes a tangible difference to the ride and handling without any compromise on the ground clearance (as long as you are using the stock springs). I swapped the stock Monroe dampers with Bilstein B6 along with new strut mounts. The ride quality improved a lot and made me realise that I shouldn’t have waited 48,000kms before doing this change.

Stock Monroe dampers removed

Bilstein B6 getting ready

New dampers getting installed

A big shout out to Bala from Code6 who did the installation of all the four dampers in less than an hour.

Finally an amazing 800km drive with friends along some brilliant twisty roads to Kerala from Bangalore

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