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    Audi S4 B5 coilovers

    Been looking for a set of coilovers for my S4 B5 saloon but not having much luck! not wanting to spend over the odds for a set, no more than £300 really as i only really use my car for work and shopping so not wanting some expensive track day coilovers. If anyone has a set for sale or can point me in the right direction that would be great Been looking on ebay but not much coming up

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    Stick with Eibach springs and factory 1BE red shocks, much better ride than cheap coilovers !
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    How low can you go on standard shocks tho? Planning on fitting some BBS CH's or LM's and what to get the car quite low.

    Around this hight:



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    Eibachs will put you about this height:

    http://friesian.lr90.org/gallery2/d/185-2/DSC00243.JPG

    Much lower and you'll start to experience negative handling issues.

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    £300 is not going to get you any decent coilovers unless you find someone selling some secondhand ones at a great price.

    I have FK's on my A4 and they are wound down quite low and I was always happy enough with them. But on my M3 I got some KW's and the difference is amazing. I think I will get some KW's for the A4 now as the quality is superb as is the ride. They cost a lot more than £300 however.
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    no such thing as cheap coilovers

    I have KWV3's on my a4 and they were expensive. but then it corners like a go cart

    get springs and specific shorter shocks or pony up for some that work.
    too low and it will look and handle like sh1t

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    Getting low negates the benefit of having an S4.

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    As i say its not a track car and i dont really fly around the streets ect... i am just after a set of coilovers to get my car sitting nice. Not fussed about the speed ect, only got the S4 because it was cheap enough and i like the luxuries of the s4. I dont mind spending a little more if i have to just not willing to pay over the top prices for something i wont be putting to full use if you know what i mean?

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    As mentioned you'll struggle to get coilovers for £300 for the S4 and if you did manage to they wouldn't be the best quality.

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    The cheapness of coil overs is related to their build quality/how long they last and not just overall ride quality. Stay away and as said buy a set of decent springs.

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    Ive bought some coilovers for my s4, managed to get them brand new for £330 from germany. There TA technix. Ride is a little bouncier then i wanted but i wanted them for the same reason as you, stance. Still holds the road well tho.
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