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    Coilovers

    Alright guys

    What coilovers are you going for? I've got a budget of about £400.

    links to them would be great

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    Contact Damian at DPMPerformance. He's one of our forum sponsors, and will help you choose the best products for your budget.
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    I unashamaadely went for the budget option and got Damian to hook me up with a set of FK AK Street's.

    I'm well aware they arent the best kit out there, and fully expect them to have a relatively short shelf life....... but for that kinda money (£200ish) - i'll have no cause for complaint.

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    I bought a set of FK Highports from DPM and the dampers are knocking really badly. I'm currently in the process of returning under warranty as i've only had them 4 months!

    So, be ware when buying budget coilovers!

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    Cheers guys I have the 2.0 tdi 170 sline FWD. Does the Quattro have the same suspension?

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    Pretty much. I'd go for BC coilovers, great quality, UK made and great customer sevice. The ride on them is close to stock on an s-line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve220 View Post
    Pretty much. I'd go for BC coilovers, great quality, UK made and great customer sevice. The ride on them is close to stock on an s-line.
    Does that mean its bad as the SLine springs make me think that my car is going to break its windscreen at times when going over bad roads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SL11 CKK View Post
    Does that mean its bad as the SLine springs make me think that my car is going to break its windscreen at times when going over bad roads.
    Well if you've just got springs then I'm not surprised. I live in an area where the roads put the surface of the moon to shame and my suspension soaks it up fine.
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    I don't use coilovers; I have an SE running on Eibach 30 lowering springs and, for the moment, the original shocks. The ride is pretty good, arguably better that on the original springs. The problem with the crashy ride on S-Lines is very much down to the springs, in my opinion. So many people have reported an improved ride just from changing the springs to Eibach or similar. Personally, if I had a £200 budget, I'd spend it on good quality springs, and not low-cost coilovers.
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    My budgets £400, Does anyone know if the Quattro suspension is the same as the Fwd sline?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Audibritz View Post
    My budgets £400, Does anyone know if the Quattro suspension is the same as the Fwd sline?
    Ask Damian. I'm sure he'll know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdp1962 View Post
    Personally, if I had a £200 budget, I'd spend it on good quality springs, and not low-cost coilovers.
    I guess that comes down to what you actually want from the car though.

    Personally, spending £200 on springs which wont noticeable change the look of the car seems like wasted money for me.

    I've done the 'performance' suspension thing before on cars which I wanted to achieve the best possible performance from and wanted to take on track, but with the Audi - all i'm really looking for is the visual side of things. Its never gonna be a car I throw at corners or even contemplate taking near a track.

    Different folk want different things though, so its purely personal choice
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    Quote Originally Posted by Audibritz View Post
    My budgets £400, Does anyone know if the Quattro suspension is the same as the Fwd sline?
    Pretty sure I remember seeing a few kits listed as "excluding Quattro models" - but as jdp says, fire Damian a message, he's the man who will know.

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    The rears will have a higher rate due to the weight of the rear diff and drive shafts, so yeh, slightly different springs but the layout is the same.
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    i'd plump the extra for AP's mine have been very comfy (pretty low) comfier than the DTM stock suspension for sure, also handle far better than stock.

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    I'm after a setup too, aren't coilovers for those who want to go lower than a std lowering kit - i.e. more than an inch.

    The ride quality is in the shocks as the springs just hold the weight no?

    I thought a Bilstein b12 kit would lower an inch and give a quality ride and handling?

    What you think?

    I could be wholly wrong tho! :D

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    I might be buying some tein super street coilovers tomorrow but says there for the quattro. So need to know if they will go straight in or no.
    Im sure somebody knows out there....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Audibritz View Post
    Im sure somebody knows out there....
    At the risk of repeating myself, have you asked Damian at DPM Performance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Audibritz View Post
    I might be buying some tein super street coilovers tomorrow but says there for the quattro. So need to know if they will go straight in or no.
    Im sure somebody knows out there....
    Have you Googled it etc?

    I'm pretty sure they will although the rear springs will be stiffer than the ones for a fwd car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biddyy View Post
    I'm after a setup too, aren't coilovers for those who want to go lower than a std lowering kit - i.e. more than an inch.

    The ride quality is in the shocks as the springs just hold the weight no?

    I thought a Bilstein b12 kit would lower an inch and give a quality ride and handling?

    What you think?

    I could be wholly wrong tho! :D

    Biddyy..
    The B12 kit is available in either a 30mm drop or a 50mm/40mm drop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Audibritz View Post
    My budgets £400, Does anyone know if the Quattro suspension is the same as the Fwd sline?
    Which kit were you looking at?

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    tein super street coilovers
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Audibritz View Post
    tein super street coilovers
    Cheers
    and as soon as they touch the uk roads, they'll rust to pieces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Audibritz View Post
    tein super street coilovers
    Cheers
    That's not a brand we do so you'll need to check fitment with TEIN themselves.

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    pm me a price for the 50/40 setup, cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biddyy View Post
    pm me a price for the 50/40 setup, cheers!
    What engine do you have and is it an avant or saloon? FWD yes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DPM View Post
    What engine do you have and is it an avant or saloon? FWD yes?

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    If I was you I would definitely save up for some decent coilovers like H&R or KW. I've run KW for 5 years in max drop without helper springs and never missed a beat. The car was literally an inch off the floor. So I can say yes they are pretty much great. The ride quality was also slightly worse than my s line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve220 View Post
    Pretty much. I'd go for BC coilovers, great quality, UK made and great customer sevice. The ride on them is close to stock on an s-line.
    BC Coilovers are very good quality. I had them when I had my Nissan. coat the coilover with copper grease and you should be fine. also they are not UK made. They are imported from Taiwan.

 

 

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