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A4 B5 Lowering advice

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by a3rob, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. a3rob
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    [Apr 7, 2013]
    Hi guys.

    I have an A4 tdi B5 and wish to lower the suspension as it resembles a defender currently.

    I have never lowered an A4 but with the amount of control arms it looks a chore :(

    Really only looking to use a 40mm spring and not coilovers.

    Any help and advice appreciated

    Thankyou
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    mines lowered on h&r -40 springs and the ride height is good,and its on 18's.
    Changing the springs is easy,I removed the plate from the top of the front strut,so no need to touch the control arms

    tony
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    Hi Tony
    Yes the control arms look tricky and thanks for the advice. Does yours car look noticeably lower now?
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    i added tein lowering springs on mine aswell..not to bad to complete, rides nice and looks good.
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    not the best pic,but all I can find!mines the one with the bonnet up
    tony[​IMG]
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    I recently did mine and used Weitec springs which were 45/35, TBH now its settled its more like 50/40. Weitec are made by KW so the quality is great.
    The ride is only a little harsher than before and I do mean only a little.

    Ill grab a photo for you shortly

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    And after

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    The after pic was within hours of it coming off the ramp and it sits a little more even at the back now.
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    Go for coilovers you wont regret it i cant stop smiling since getting mine on...
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    That looks really good mate.

    We have a few options for the B5, no spring only kits on the site we can do them, PM if you want some prices :)
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    cheers mate
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