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    1994 A6 Avante - Chopping the coils

    anyone on here done this at all - the car only cost me 1k for a daily chariot but it needs to be on the deck and spending Ł500 on adjustable coilovers is just daft.

    if anyone could help that'd be great [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Re: 1994 A6 Avante - Chopping the coils

    Choping the coils, wot r u mad? do you want to die!
    Have a look on ebay for sum lowering springs start at around Ł70+

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    Re: 1994 A6 Avante - Chopping the coils

    ok man i'll have a peep after pay day - but then 40mm isn't enough drop...suppose i could get them heat treated and squashed more

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    Re: 1994 A6 Avante - Chopping the coils

    Heat treating springs can have detrimental effects surely when you have a nice load on the car .i.e a caravan or trailer or even a boot full heavy rubbish to the tip.

    each time metal is heated it loses some of it's strength / becmoes more brittle?? (CMIW?)

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    Re: 1994 A6 Avante - Chopping the coils

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    anyone on here done this at all - the car only cost me 1k for a daily chariot but it needs to be on the deck and spending Ł500 on adjustable coilovers is just daft.

    if anyone could help that'd be great [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Have you any idea what happens when you chop coils?

    Imagine going over a hump back bridge a little to fast and your suspension goes to full travel...
    well it won't, it'll extend, the springs will drop out and you'll have a really uncomfortable landing (and lots of noise/sparks/blood)

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    Re: 1994 A6 Avante - Chopping the coils

    i do know what happens when you chop coils - used to do it on my old vw's - just wondered if it was any different on an audi.

    once i've got a bit further into working on my a6 i'll post up some pics...it'll be a little different from the norm thats for sure.

 

 

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