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Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by seanp1, Aug 15, 2006.

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    [Aug 15, 2006]
    Has anyone got some pics of an a4 with 18's but on standard suspension. i can only afford the wheels or suspension this month an wanna know if it will look like a 4x4 if idont lower it.

    cheers.
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    DIPS_A4 SEAT LEON CUPRA R (225)

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    [Aug 15, 2006]
    i got pics of my a4 with 18" and lowered with springs only. mine did sit high but i aint got a pic of it before i lowered it. check my gallery
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    [Aug 15, 2006]
    Depending on what b5 it was, my 1.8 sat like a 4x4 when i put the 19's on it. could get my fist in the arch and a couple of fingers lol!!
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    [Aug 15, 2006]
    my motto :

    lower first, alloys later.

    If you fit alloys.... you won even know they are they, if you fit suspension, you will "feel" the difference !
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    [Aug 16, 2006]
    Do sports have lower suspension than standard models?
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    [Aug 16, 2006]
    By how much? also whats a good budget suspension setup that wont make the ride too harsh?
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    [Aug 16, 2006]
    I've lowered my b5 by 40mm on Apex springs, cost me £90 the set, I also had to change my back shocks, as they were completely shot....20% harder than before £45 for each side, got a mechanic friend to fit em, all in all cost me £210 with labour, theres about 1 inch space between the wheel and arch now, does'nt look over the top, and handles like a dream, was considering lowering it by 50mm, but gonna see what my 18"s look like first.
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    [Aug 19, 2006]
    Where did you get your shocks from at that price? 1 of my rears is well buggered!
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    [Aug 19, 2006]
    Z82, they were bought by a friend in the trade, he charged them to me at cost and just £30.00 for fitting new lower springs and 2 back shocks...

    try German/Swedish, here's the link:

    https://secure.gsfcarparts.com/shop/

    good luck
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