Damn it where's 7th gear when you need it?!
Your looking at the right options, depends on your budget and what overall effect your after as to how far you go. If you just want it a bit lower & stiffer then new springs and the RS4 ARB mod will do the trick. Changing the dampers wouldnt really be necessary unless you were looking for that ultimate driving experience! Buy a top brand set of springs instead, eg Eibach, and save a few pennies for something else.
A4 3.0 Quattro Sport - Gone & missed everyday!
Current road going missile.....
........Smart Roadster - arguably the most fun you can have in a car without using lube!!