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    Suspension upgrade

    I thought I would put this out to the forum for their opinion, I have a 2.5 TDI SE, whilst comfortable to drive just does'nt have the stability or stance I want. I checked on some of the previous posts/threads for info on possible suspension upgrades, eibach lowering springs are the probable choice but am not sure if I need to get upgraded dampers/shocks as well, will my existing dampers and shocks be up to the job?

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    The SE/Sport suspension are not the same, running a lowering spring with standard shock's could feel even worse due to the rod travel in the non sport shock.
    Sport shock's have a shorter rod. What the mile's are on the car/shock's ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMD View Post
    The SE/Sport suspension are not the same, running a lowering spring with standard shock's could feel even worse due to the rod travel in the non sport shock.
    Sport shock's have a shorter rod. What the mile's are on the car/shock's ..
    The car has done 82,000 miles, this quite a few miles on probably the original suspension. I must admit I'm not knowledgeable about suspensions there's the springs, shocks and dampers in a standard suspension no?

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    I would go for a set of spring's and damper's there are loads of different company's that can sort you out, check out some the company's that are on this forum ..

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    I'd go for the B4 sports dampers with the Eibachs..give Diamen at DPM a shout for a good price. Also, while ypur at it do the RS4 RARB upgrade - it will reduce body roll and make your turn-in much sharper, an excellent upgrade for 80 (parts) In fact I'd try poss try that before you pod out for springs and dampers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuottroA4 View Post
    I'd go for the B4 sports dampers with the Eibachs..give Diamen at DPM a shout for a good price. Also, while ypur at it do the RS4 RARB upgrade - it will reduce body roll and make your turn-in much sharper, an excellent upgrade for 80 (parts) In fact I'd try poss try that before you pod out for springs and dampers?
    Thanks for the info. I see that you have this set-up, is it any harsher a ride than the sports suspension you had before? I'm assuming that you had the standard sports suspension originally.

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    Difficult for me to say as my rear dampers were well and truely shot, one was siezed! Would say that it is a firmer ride but MUCH better on the twisty stuff


    Quote Originally Posted by sebhar70 View Post
    Thanks for the info. I see that you have this set-up, is it any harsher a ride than the sports suspension you had before? I'm assuming that you had the standard sports suspension originally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuottroA4 View Post
    Difficult for me to say as my rear dampers were well and truely shot, one was siezed! Would say that it is a firmer ride but MUCH better on the twisty stuff
    I think that I will get the eibach dampers and springs, someone is selling the dampers for 200 delivered and I'll get the springs from DPM for approx 150. I don't think thats a bad price for a quality set-up, I just hope it's not too firm a ride and the 30 mm drop is really noticeable.

 

 

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