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    Ok, lowering...

    I was gonna get some nice 18" RS4 replicas, but people say that i should lower the car or it would look dumb

    Should i buy a certain loweing kit, and get my local garage to fit em!?

    Whats the most popular choice of lowering kit>

    Cheers.

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    Re: Ok, lowering...

    do you want badass or sitting nice with decent ride?

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    Re: Ok, lowering...

    Got the same question as manikm. Do the standard Quattro springs sit low enough to make a straight swap with a set of 18 RS4 wheels look ok or do I need to lower the car?

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    Re: Ok, lowering...

    a quattro will look not too bad as it will sit agood bit lower than an se

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    Re: Ok, lowering...

    This should help, my car on standard shock & spring with standard rims and with 18"




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    Re: Ok, lowering...

    Being parked up the kerb will help it look lower [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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    Re: Ok, lowering...

    But not much and both pic's are the same so one should be able to work it out.

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    Re: Ok, lowering...

    how much you wanna spend?

    I've just bought a set of Avo coilovers with 00-100mm adjustable ride height. there awsome and you can set them to exactly how you want them.

    I'll post piccy's soon

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    Re: Ok, lowering...

    Any more info on those mate? cost etc?

    Cheers

    Derek [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

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    I ordered them from
    www.motorsportworld.co.uk

    they've got a little info on there, there 500 for the set, fully adjustable ride height and damping.

    if you want decent handling I would buy a full kit (rather than springs alone)

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    Re: Ok, lowering...

    Anyone else have an opinion on AVO coilovers? I've never heard any1 mention them.
    These have 100mm adjustment? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

    Cheers

    Derek [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

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    Re: Ok, lowering...

    Anyone????

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    Re: Ok, lowering...

    I heard of them and they are a good make but not heard of them being fitted to a A4 or any Audi's.

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    Re: Ok, lowering...

    i heard that the quality was not v-good and the dampers always shat themselves , go for fk there cheaper and have not heard any bad reports

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    Re: Ok, lowering...

    I dont know what fk is?

    The AVO kit is 517 delivered inc vat.

    Thinking of going for this, but unsure?

    Cheers [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

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    Re: Ok, lowering...

    Mate sure you get the quattro cos the fwd ones have different rear shocks.

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    FK are good, not cheaper though, i'm sure. Not for coilovers anyhow.

    I'll look into and let you know

    the seals would go on the avo's if you don't set them up properly alto of people get coilovers so you can have the suspension as low and stiff as possible, which is the set up which puts most strain on the shocks.
    if you want a bomb proof set , go for something like koni, or H&R are pretty good I think. But you'll be looking at around 1k for them *eek*

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    Re: Ok, lowering...

    I saw the FK ones at the autosport show and they look the nuts. They are also non corrosive which is very handy with the amount of salt on our roads these days.
    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ok.gif[/img]

    Check this link for more info FK

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    Re: Ok, lowering...


    I have the FK AK adjustable coilover kit bought from Gwent VW for 369 inc P&P and VAT www.gwentvw.co.uk

    I`ve taken my A4 down 100mm on 8x18` S8 rims. I would point anybody wanting to lower their VW/Audi in the direction of this kit, the ride is awesome, not as hard as you would expect.
    Gwent also do another FK kit, it has the damper setting ie. you can adjust how hard the ride is/is`nt. This kit is quite abit more money, roughly 200

    HTH

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    Re: Ok, lowering...

    100mm [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] I was told the a4 could only be lowered about 40 - 50mm?

    Any pics?

    Just noticed this kit does not fit quattro! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img]

    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

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    Re: Ok, lowering...

    manikm i used a spax lowering kit find they are better lasting than koni or any of the others i have 18" s and the ride is superb no more q e 2 moments

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    Re: Ok, lowering...

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    manikm i used a spax lowering kit find they are better lasting than koni or any of the others i have 18" s and the ride is superb no more q e 2 moments

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    i hope ur joking spax better than koni, i have used both and i would say that koni is the best on the market easy .
    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsdown.gif[/img]

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    Re: Ok, lowering...

    lmao typical people buy konis because "my mate " said there good i raced caterham sevens for four years all the boys tried different set ups we found spax to be the most reliable and tunable for individual curcits konis tend to soften up after alot of use ...
    i dont recomend because ive been told i used most types and stayed with what i was happiest with .
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    Re: Ok, lowering...

    FK do, just look them up here.

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    Re: Ok, lowering...

    [ QUOTE ]
    lmao typical people buy konis because "my mate " said there good i raced caterham sevens for four years all the boys tried different set ups we found spax to be the most reliable and tunable for individual curcits konis tend to soften up after alot of use ...
    i dont recomend because ive been told i used most types and stayed with what i was happiest with .
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    have you got the full spax adjustables, shocks and springs? 45mmf 35mmr?

    if so could i have a side shot cos i have this exact kit sitting in my shed too be fitted.

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    Re: Ok, lowering...

    try now dude

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    sweet, cant wait too fit all mine now [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: Ok, lowering...

    This is mine with RS4's on std suspension (Needs a wash [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img])



    [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

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    Re: Ok, lowering...


    I can email photos of my A4 to ppl wanting to see a 100mm drop on 18`s. I don`t know how to post photos

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    Re: Ok, lowering...

    Hi mate,

    Yeah send them to me and i'll post them on AS.net for you my email is derekr@dsl.pipex.com [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

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    Re: Ok, lowering...

    be quick, i'm impatient

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    Re: Ok, lowering...

    Dude, whats up with the air filter sticking out the side of your car?

 

 

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