AH FabricationsJMB Retrofits
Results 1 to 19 of 19
  1. #1
    M7R
    Type Approval Engineer,

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Chilwell, Notts
    Posts
    212

    lowering - what springs and shocks.

    I want to drop my avant a smidge - not masses mind as its used every day and theres speed bumps round here - what have other people done?

    Im not paying for coil overs, as 1 they are expensive, 2 they will only rust up, and 3 they are un needed....I do too many miles and dont really want the car that much harsher than it is now with the S line kit, as its firm but comfortable.

    so what have people fitted and what have they dropped?

    Im thinking about a 40mm drop as I know the S lines are dropped 20mm from the factory and I only want to go a smidge lower to bring the wheels kind of inline with the arch, plus after 116k the rear springs appear to be a little relaxed... as the back seems to sit lower than the front...so it should sort that out too.

    cheers

    karl.

    83 GTi - road legal track weapon - now running 2.0l 16v super charged, = FAST!
    Daily hack: Audi A4 Avant S Line 2.0TDI Motech map to 175bhp, Milltek twin exit system, 1/2 leather, DIS, Fan washer jets, B8 rear aero wiper, FK headlight,

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    Dazmo's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Leicestershire
    Posts
    1,775
    H&R 45mm Springs mate


    Maritus Blue Audi A4 3.0 V6 S-Line TDi 275bhp, 585nm Torque

  4. #3
    DPM
    DPM's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Newcastle/Durham
    Posts
    4,291

    My Social Networking

    Follow DPM On Twitter Add DPM on Facebook Visit DPM's Instagram Channel
    H&R don't do a 45mm kit for the A4 B7 Avant FWD but they do offer a 35mm kit that would give you about a 15mm drop on to of what you have.

    http://www.dpmperformance.co.uk/hr-3...05-p-3192.html

    Damian @ DPM Performance
    DPM Performance
    The premier online suspension and performance specialists
    W: www.dpmperformance.co.uk
    T: 01207 561606
    E: sales@dpmperformance.co.uk

  5. #4
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    589
    I am looking for extactly the same mate 15mm isnt really worth the hassel to be honest though ?
    By the time they are fitted your going to be looking at 400 for a drop that isnt even going to be noticeable ! What springs would drop an sline 30mm thats a drop worth doing and spending money on ?

  6. #5
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Bedfordshire
    Posts
    137
    Eibach do a kit which will drop it 45-50mm front and 35-40mm rears

    http://www.europerformance.co.uk/pag...sub_category=1

  7. #6
    DPM
    DPM's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Newcastle/Durham
    Posts
    4,291

    My Social Networking

    Follow DPM On Twitter Add DPM on Facebook Visit DPM's Instagram Channel
    As said the Eibach Sportlines will provide more of a drop but if you want anymore then that then coilovers would be your best option.

    http://www.dpmperformance.co.uk/eiba...05-p-2991.html

    Damian @ DPM Performance
    DPM Performance
    The premier online suspension and performance specialists
    W: www.dpmperformance.co.uk
    T: 01207 561606
    E: sales@dpmperformance.co.uk

  8. #7
    steve123a's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    237
    Just fitted the KW variant 1 kit and it's not harsh at all, very impressed with the ride.
    2002 Silver S3 225bhp SOLD

    1995 Cavalier Turbo 4x4 - 265bhp

    AUDI A4 DTM - Silver

  9. #8
    Evolve's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    92
    Intrax make a lowering spring kit specifically designed for cars with sports suspension / S-Line package which lowers 20mm.

    Intrax is not really heard of in the UK but considered to be one of the most high end suspension companies around.

    We have been using their springs and coilovers regularly and it's extremely impressive.

    If your sticking with stock dampers you'll find these to be giving you exactly what you want.

    If your interested in trying something a little different let us know.
    Evolve Automotive Team

    sales@evo-s.co.uk

    01582 573 801

    ---------------------------

    Remap Specialists

    Authorised Dealers for:
    Bilstein KW Brembo AP Racing GruppeM Tubi Milltek Supersprint Eibach Intrax Wiechers

    facebook

  10. #9
    Dazmo's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Leicestershire
    Posts
    1,775
    Quote Originally Posted by Evolve View Post
    Intrax make a lowering spring kit specifically designed for cars with sports suspension / S-Line package which lowers 20mm.

    Intrax is not really heard of in the UK but considered to be one of the most high end suspension companies around.

    We have been using their springs and coilovers regularly and it's extremely impressive.

    If your sticking with stock dampers you'll find these to be giving you exactly what you want.

    If your interested in trying something a little different let us know.
    Im interested mate.

    What sort of drop do they offer, also how much are they etc etc.

    Details please mate as im after some springs to fit with standard shocks/dampers etc myself.


    Maritus Blue Audi A4 3.0 V6 S-Line TDi 275bhp, 585nm Torque

  11. #10
    Evolve's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    92
    Hi,

    Intrax springs for your car lower 30mm front and rear.

    The price is 210 delivered inc VAT.
    Evolve Automotive Team

    sales@evo-s.co.uk

    01582 573 801

    ---------------------------

    Remap Specialists

    Authorised Dealers for:
    Bilstein KW Brembo AP Racing GruppeM Tubi Milltek Supersprint Eibach Intrax Wiechers

    facebook

  12. #11
    Dazmo's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Leicestershire
    Posts
    1,775
    Quote Originally Posted by Evolve View Post
    Hi,

    Intrax springs for your car lower 30mm front and rear.

    The price is 210 delivered inc VAT.
    My car is an S-Line and already lowered 20mm.

    So are these springs 50mm then? or are they the same as the eibach pros? if so then the only gain i shall receive is 10mm over standard?

    Also can someone tell me how low the standard RS4 springs are?
    Last edited by Dazmo; 14th September 2009 at 23:13.


    Maritus Blue Audi A4 3.0 V6 S-Line TDi 275bhp, 585nm Torque

  13. #12
    M7R
    Type Approval Engineer,

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Chilwell, Notts
    Posts
    212
    Has anyone got any pics of theirs lowered? pref on 18s just so I have some idea what each drop looks like,

    also what are the weitec ones like? http://www.dpmperformance.co.uk/weit...05-p-1475.html

    as if im spending 600+ im going coilovers, but these should do the job fine, I hope.

    83 GTi - road legal track weapon - now running 2.0l 16v super charged, = FAST!
    Daily hack: Audi A4 Avant S Line 2.0TDI Motech map to 175bhp, Milltek twin exit system, 1/2 leather, DIS, Fan washer jets, B8 rear aero wiper, FK headlight,

  14. #13
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Bedfordshire
    Posts
    137
    You can't beat coilovers mate and tbh if you change springs today, it won't be long before your shocks may need doing so it's false economy doing just springs (IMO)

  15. #14
    Evolve's Avatar
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    92
    Quote Originally Posted by Dazmo View Post
    My car is an S-Line and already lowered 20mm.

    So are these springs 50mm then? or are they the same as the eibach pros? if so then the only gain i shall receive is 10mm over standard?

    Also can someone tell me how low the standard RS4 springs are?
    50mm.
    They are not the same as Eibach's.
    Evolve Automotive Team

    sales@evo-s.co.uk

    01582 573 801

    ---------------------------

    Remap Specialists

    Authorised Dealers for:
    Bilstein KW Brembo AP Racing GruppeM Tubi Milltek Supersprint Eibach Intrax Wiechers

    facebook

  16. #15
    DPM
    DPM's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Newcastle/Durham
    Posts
    4,291

    My Social Networking

    Follow DPM On Twitter Add DPM on Facebook Visit DPM's Instagram Channel
    Quote Originally Posted by M7R View Post
    Has anyone got any pics of theirs lowered? pref on 18s just so I have some idea what each drop looks like,

    also what are the weitec ones like? http://www.dpmperformance.co.uk/weit...05-p-1475.html

    as if im spending 600+ im going coilovers, but these should do the job fine, I hope.
    The Weitec's are a really good choice. They're made by KW so the quality is top notch and easily our best selling suspension brand.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
    DPM Performance
    The premier online suspension and performance specialists
    W: www.dpmperformance.co.uk
    T: 01207 561606
    E: sales@dpmperformance.co.uk

  17. #16
    M7R
    Type Approval Engineer,

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Chilwell, Notts
    Posts
    212
    Quote Originally Posted by DPM View Post
    The Weitec's are a really good choice. They're made by KW so the quality is top notch and easily our best selling suspension brand.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
    cool, I just need to see if i can find some pics now of them lowered to make sure its what I want and not too low.

    83 GTi - road legal track weapon - now running 2.0l 16v super charged, = FAST!
    Daily hack: Audi A4 Avant S Line 2.0TDI Motech map to 175bhp, Milltek twin exit system, 1/2 leather, DIS, Fan washer jets, B8 rear aero wiper, FK headlight,

  18. #17
    M7R
    Type Approval Engineer,

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Chilwell, Notts
    Posts
    212
    right has any one else lowered their A4? any pics or any reviews of the wietec kit before I have a look round for the cheapest place and order a set.

    cheers

    Karl.

    83 GTi - road legal track weapon - now running 2.0l 16v super charged, = FAST!
    Daily hack: Audi A4 Avant S Line 2.0TDI Motech map to 175bhp, Milltek twin exit system, 1/2 leather, DIS, Fan washer jets, B8 rear aero wiper, FK headlight,

  19. #18
    Dazmo's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Leicestershire
    Posts
    1,775
    Quote Originally Posted by DPM View Post
    The Weitec's are a really good choice. They're made by KW so the quality is top notch and easily our best selling suspension brand.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
    Damian do you do a weitec spring and shock 45-50mm set for my 3.0 Tdi v6 Quatrro?


    Maritus Blue Audi A4 3.0 V6 S-Line TDi 275bhp, 585nm Torque

  20. #19
    DPM
    DPM's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Newcastle/Durham
    Posts
    4,291

    My Social Networking

    Follow DPM On Twitter Add DPM on Facebook Visit DPM's Instagram Channel
    No just 35mm for the Quattro:

    http://www.dpmperformance.co.uk/weit...05-p-3178.html

    Damian @ DPM Performance
    DPM Performance
    The premier online suspension and performance specialists
    W: www.dpmperformance.co.uk
    T: 01207 561606
    E: sales@dpmperformance.co.uk

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO