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    Which Springs?

    Pay day is coming, the cambelt will soon be out of the way and im looking to lower my A4 and get my new wheels on, but am not sure which springs to use. im looking for a good 40mm drop, and am happy to pay for a decent spring to maintain a half decent ride.

    this car's stance is my bench mark, this is down as running 'H&R Race springs, and grooved bilsteins'



    what is meant by grooved bilsteins? and where is best to get theese springs?

    when i looked i could only find normal H&R springs listed on their website, and no mention of the 'race spring' range? have they changed their range or is this the same thing?

    my car is a '00 2.8 Quattro, tiptronic, saloon.

    Many thanks.
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    which ones do i want?
    http://www.hrsuspension.co.uk/p/HRsb...A401&PTC=SUH03

    i assume its: HR-29-996-1 for a 40mm drop all round, is this the 'race springs' and going to sit simular to the one above? or are the 'race springs' the 60/40 kit thats only available for fwd cars?

    thanks


    1999 Audi A4 1.8TQS (Standard)
    2003 VW Golf GT TDi
    2002 Audi S8 4.2 SOLD
    2004 Alfa 156 2.4JTD 20V Veloce SOLD
    2000 Audi A4 2.8 Quattro tiptronic (Electric heated seats, winter pack, lowered on H&R Springs & 18" A8 sport wheels) SOLD
    1999 Audi A4 1.9TDI 110hp (with full Audi Sports kit) SOLD

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    Yeah it's 29996-1. Give me a shout if you'd like a price.

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    cool, cheers. i will drop you a PM in a moment.

    i assume the car above is probably on the 60/40s, and mine wont turn out that low. hmm. theese might end up being a stop gap until coil overs!

    what exactly is a meant by 'grooved' with the bilstein?

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    1999 Audi A4 1.8TQS (Standard)
    2003 VW Golf GT TDi
    2002 Audi S8 4.2 SOLD
    2004 Alfa 156 2.4JTD 20V Veloce SOLD
    2000 Audi A4 2.8 Quattro tiptronic (Electric heated seats, winter pack, lowered on H&R Springs & 18" A8 sport wheels) SOLD
    1999 Audi A4 1.9TDI 110hp (with full Audi Sports kit) SOLD

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    I ran H&R Race springs on both my B5 A4's and depending on price RS4 shocks would suit the setup fine.

    It's the springs that set the hight.

    My old 2.8 Quattro on H&R race spings on none sport shocks with 18" rims (Shock where not up to the job)


    1.8T quattro with H&R Race spings and RS4 shocks (Picture taken 3 days after install)
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    Doc, they are the -40mm ones i assume?

    the reason for asking about the grooved billies was if the grooving was anything to do with crude adjustable spring seats?

    im currently running the red sport shocks, but at 80,000miles its time to replace them so i will have to look at RS4 shocks. are they a strait swap for the stock units?
    1999 Audi A4 1.8TQS (Standard)
    2003 VW Golf GT TDi
    2002 Audi S8 4.2 SOLD
    2004 Alfa 156 2.4JTD 20V Veloce SOLD
    2000 Audi A4 2.8 Quattro tiptronic (Electric heated seats, winter pack, lowered on H&R Springs & 18" A8 sport wheels) SOLD
    1999 Audi A4 1.9TDI 110hp (with full Audi Sports kit) SOLD

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    Shock will be a straight swap and H&R have sport and Race the race is the biggest drop and sport is not much different from stock.
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    cool. will make some enquiries about the shocks, i was going to leave that for a few months and replace all suspension arms at the same time.

    i guess the -40mm one are the race springs then. the -30s are only 10mm futher than the sport kit!

    many thanks.

    im off to place my order.
    1999 Audi A4 1.8TQS (Standard)
    2003 VW Golf GT TDi
    2002 Audi S8 4.2 SOLD
    2004 Alfa 156 2.4JTD 20V Veloce SOLD
    2000 Audi A4 2.8 Quattro tiptronic (Electric heated seats, winter pack, lowered on H&R Springs & 18" A8 sport wheels) SOLD
    1999 Audi A4 1.9TDI 110hp (with full Audi Sports kit) SOLD

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    The H&R Race spring will work fine with sport shock if you are planning to go coilover at a later date and unlike the miff they will not blow up, I ran stock sport shock for over a year on my H&R's.
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    Order placed! thanks guys.

    Sorry damian, i ended up going direct.
    1999 Audi A4 1.8TQS (Standard)
    2003 VW Golf GT TDi
    2002 Audi S8 4.2 SOLD
    2004 Alfa 156 2.4JTD 20V Veloce SOLD
    2000 Audi A4 2.8 Quattro tiptronic (Electric heated seats, winter pack, lowered on H&R Springs & 18" A8 sport wheels) SOLD
    1999 Audi A4 1.9TDI 110hp (with full Audi Sports kit) SOLD

 

 

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