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    Lowering a b6, straight forward or any nasty surprises?

    As above, my mates got to lower a a4 b6 at work he is a mechanic so got a general idea of what hes doing but not done it on a b6 before, any one know if there are any things likely to crop up to cause issues that I could advise him about??
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    pinch bolts .. look it up

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    Great.. Thanks you mean look it up on an Audi forum, a bit like this one?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vr6gordy View Post
    pinch bolts .. look it up
    Ouch!!! Thats a b**ch of a job...

    Just hope you're the lucky one in a million

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    Pinch bolts won't be an issue if he's in a decent workshop. Bit of heat and an air ratchet and they practically fall out

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    Re: Lowering a b6, straight forward or any nasty surprises?

    People have lowered them without undoing the pinch bolts. Have a quick search, I'm on my phone and can't be bothered trying to search through Tapatalk...it'll end in failure


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    Quote Originally Posted by crazy88 View Post
    People have lowered them without undoing the pinch bolts. Have a quick search, I'm on my phone and can't be bothered trying to search through Tapatalk...it'll end in failure
    .. i got it down to 2 hours to get springs swoped over ... undo hub ... then remove break disc and caliper undo the lower ball joints disconnect the wires that get in the way undo steering trackrod nut and pop out then undo 3 bolts at the top of strut and the hole lots drops out ..miles easyier then smashing hell out the bolt that wont move

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    Re: Lowering a b6, straight forward or any nasty surprises?

    And are you local to Yorkshire. I was planning on doing mine this summer...but it never happened. I might try over the winter. My brother in law just got an old passat and we are gonna practice on his.


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    Lowering a b6, straight forward or any nasty surprises?

    Don't even bother with the pinch bolts....

    Even though it's a PITA, remove the whole suspension arm and do it like that. Saves lots of tears....

 

 

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