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    I'm buying these in 2 hours! Help!



    Do they look as if they'll fit on my 1996 a4 b5 1.8 standard manual?

    And could anyone hazard a guess as to what make they are?

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    They'll certainly fit your car, yes.

    Not sure what height it'll be when fitted though, without knowing spring rates and make.

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    they are off a 1.8 turbo, will it be the same fitting?

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    yes, but why would you buy them if you don;t know what they are?
    suspension is not a part you want to gamble on, even if they are 50!

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    I've bought them now anyway. couldn't get access to the site in my time of need so i took a gamble and paid 95 all in

    Is there a thread on here with a advice to fitting suspension? I've had a quick search but found nothing and i don't feel too confident as i've only had the car 2 weeks
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcb View Post
    yes, but why would you buy them if you don;t know what they are?
    suspension is not a part you want to gamble on, even if they are 50!
    I'll show you the pictures when it's done.

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    they will prob be like the sport struts you get standard so a little stiffer than what you have now.

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    ok cool, i dont mind that. Is it a straight forward job?

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    the bottom of the rear damper looks odd to me....

    Shouldnt FWD A4 rears look like this:

    http://www.maxxtune.biz/ebay/bilder/SUAU003H.jpg

    Ie theres a bit sticking out the side of the bush...

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    Quote Originally Posted by aragorn View Post
    the bottom of the rear damper looks odd to me....

    Shouldnt FWD A4 rears look like this:

    http://www.maxxtune.biz/ebay/bilder/SUAU003H.jpg

    Ie theres a bit sticking out the side of the bush...
    Yeah, you're right ours do have the 'bit sticking out' as in your pic.

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    maybe facelifts are different?

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    Yeah possibly.. anybody?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aragorn View Post
    the bottom of the rear damper looks odd to me....

    Shouldnt FWD A4 rears look like this:

    http://www.maxxtune.biz/ebay/bilder/SUAU003H.jpg

    Ie theres a bit sticking out the side of the bush...
    mine's not a 4wd though, it's a standard 1.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9 below zero View Post
    mine's not a 4wd though, it's a standard 1.8
    It says F.W.D. (front wheel drive) mate.

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    ye, quattro rears are totally different, and have an Eye bush on both ends, rather than eye on the bottom and pin on the top.

    I just wonder if these are facelift rear shocks, but i've never seen a set so i'm not sure.

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    Oh no. Guess i'll find out the bad news when i try to fit them...

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    Hmmm... can't remember seeing the extra 'sticky-outie' bit on the bottom of my coil-overs when I fitted them, and mine's only a 2wd Sport.
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    but yours IS a facelift...

    Facelift shocks are defo different, i just dunno if that particular bush is different...

    You still got the old shocks kicking around?

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    Yeah, I've still got the old shocks/springs and top mounts in the garage at home, but not there to check them at the moment!
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    yeah these are off a 1998 facelift model and mines a 1996 FFS

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    is there a way to put that sticky out bit on the shocks i've bought?

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    Sometimes the bush(aka sticky out bit) comes seperate to the rest of the lower bush, certainley did with my coilies. the difference i remember from facelfit to non facelift is the topmounts are different for sure. I don't see why you would not be able to use the preface tops on them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9 below zero View Post
    is there a way to put that sticky out bit on the shocks i've bought?
    This is no more that a spacer for the lower bolt to be able to tighten the bush into the axle, so if you had some thick wall tubing the right length, ot even at a push some washers, i see no problem


    There is no such thing as a 1998 facelift model, so if they came from a 98 2wd they are a dirct fit, and probably come with the required spacer tbh. If they are from a later 2wd 1999 and on, i think its just the top mounts that differ, use your parts and you should be fine. But can't say for 100% without you actualy having the parts to hand to check
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    yeah i've just had a look on ebay and these three sets all cater for models 1995-2000 so i'll check the box for the sticky out bit

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Audi-A4-1995-2...d=p3286.c0.m14

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AUDI-A4-1-6-1-...d=p3286.c0.m14

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AUDI-A4-1-6-1-...d=p3286.c0.m14

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    That's just a spacer to fill the gap between the shock and rear axle. I fitted a few sets of bilstein shocks to a few a4's pre and facelifts and they all had that bush there. Just remember to do one at a time so you put them in the right way otherwise you can bend the shaft...

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    ok, i've checked the box and there's no spacers there. Are there spacers on the original shocks that i can re-use on the new ones?

 

 

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