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    which springs/shocks

    thinking of putting these
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    guessing the second option is the better one really unless anyones got any better ideas for under £200

    only thing im worried about with the bilstein shocks is that they are not any harder than oem, will that be ok as its only a 35mm drop?
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    Kind of pointless putting on Bilstein shocks with unbranded cheap springs...I`d avoid the first and last line tbh.

    Also arent the B4 shocks just basically a standard replacement? Its the B8`s that are uprated? Could be wrong as i dont know all that much about Bilstein..
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    yeah the bilstein b4s area standard replacement, but i assumed they would be ok on a 35mm drop?
    and yes i was thinking the same, maybe i will avoid cheapy springs

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    For the price, the second option is where i'd be spending my cash.

    B4's are "OEM" but afaik they are slightly uprated, as bilstein used to sell a "streetline" kit which had the B4 shocks and some ventura lowering springs. I had a set on my old nova back in the day and they were acceptable enough. Not bangy or crashy etc.

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    If you`re on a tight budget just get some decent springs and good condition second hand standard shocks if yours are getting tired?

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    You could ruin the car putting cheap parts on it imo

    Its always worth buying quality parts and knowing its done once done right

    After all you chose a Audi for a reason don`t put wishy washy parts on it.

    If you wanted a cheap car then Audi wasn`t the way to go imo.
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    yeah mine are original ones, done 165k so was going to replace

    mite just rethink my budget at put a bit more money into it and get a half decent set up

    dpm have a set for £280
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    lol 'cheap' is one thing this car has not been. so far:

    clutch, flywheel, headgasket, valves, cambelt + tensioners, water pump, thermostat, glow plugs, egr delete, wheels, tyres, interior, service and remap. Thats what i can remember off the top of my head, only had the car since july

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