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A4 1.8t Quattro B5 Springs?

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by GoomMatt, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. GoomMatt

    GoomMatt New Member

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    Hey, I have the facelift (180bhp) 1.8t Quattro, from 99-01 and am having trouble getting original springs for the rear (lowered 30mm).
    Was wondering if the best bet would be to just buy a full set of after-market as they only seem to come in a set of 4.
    Any advice on which to buy/ not to buy?
     
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    Also links and/or pics would be awesome if possible :)
     
  4. ScottD3

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    Do you want aftermarket or just a set of standard springs?

    I'm removing my sports suspension from my B5 avant, your more than welcome to the rear springs.
     
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    They won't fit Scott as the TQS springs are modle specific.

    I had a similar issue and went aftermarket, although i was lucky enough to score a new set for under £80 deivered and they are not too low, just nice
     
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    Ahh kills that idea.
     
  7. GoomMatt

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    What make did you end up going for? I believe Eibach are supposed to be decent, but are looking more like £150-200.
     
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    Koni STR.T from Larkspeed at about £300
    http://www.larkspeed.com
     
  9. GoomMatt

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    Will these do the trick?

    H&R Lowering Springs / Spring Kit for Audi - larkspeed.comhey dont specify the exact model as such, i.e 1.8t. But they are quattro for the right age.....?
     
  10. aragorn

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    forget the H&R's. They only sell one spring which covers all quattro models, which cant possibly be right and will probably result in serious reverse rake on a 1.8T

    I've got a Eibach kit on mine which gives factory ride quality and a nice drop.

    [​IMG]

    If you go Eibach make sure you order the springs for a car without Air Conditioning though, as the the ones listed for AC models arent right.
     
  11. GoomMatt

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    Ah ok, i was wondering with the Eibach. Was looking at them at the same time and they were the ones i was most likely going for. I just didnt know about the H&R due to the one spring fits all..

    Did you just put on the -30mm Eibach then? And do you know if they do any slightly lower? Not rediculous, just fancied a bit lower (say 40mm) if im having to go after-market anyway.

    Cheers
     
  12. aragorn

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    They only do one height in their pro-kit range.

    IMO its a really nice height. I can take a more side-on shot tomorrow for you so you can see the height better?
     
  13. GoomMatt

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    Cool, i do agree. Mine was lowered 30mm standard as its the 180bhp facelift, but just thought i might look into just slightly lower. But a pic would be awesome as i've had the wrong springs on mine for a while due to one being cracked previously =/
     
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    Its a good 20mm lower than the standard TQS height.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Oh for completeness i measured the distance between the arch to the ground and it was 64cm all round.

    You can compare this with yours to get an idea of the lowering you'll get.
     
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    Looks good that !
     
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    although mine is not quattro i had H&R race springs ride was quite harsh. i know have Eibach pro kit havent looked back TBH. nicer ride also
     

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