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a4 suspension help/comments/suggestions ?

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by firestorm, Apr 11, 2006.

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    [Apr 11, 2006]
    Hi
    I'm in the market for a new damper, ns rear is leaking - so this is the perfect excuse to get something better /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif

    from trawling the forums, the conscensus are :

    1) from the S3 crowd, H&R springs + Bilstein Sprintline/B8 dampers
    2) H&R springs + Koni Yellows
    3) american websites, audiworld.com etc H&R springs + Koni FSD

    4) Provenproducts.co.uk - John,

    Bilstein B4 + Leisure4 springs give a 10% uprated from standard
    Bilstein sprintline + H&R springs give a ride similar to a M3

    I had a Mk2 Golf GTI 16v with Koni Yellow suspension kit, great around corners, but quite harsh when you're in a mellower mood. That was 15 years ago <sigh>, I'm now greyer and bigger round my middle ... with wife + kid, so I my priorities have changed.

    I like the damping on a BMW 330i on standard suspension, could just about put up with the suspension on a M3.

    Any one any comments ?
    or even better, any one give me a ride in their modified a4 so I can judge for myself what I'll be letting myself in for ?

    I'm based in Surrey.

    Car is a 2002 A4 Avant SE 130 oil burner, now with 20mm r arb

    Cheers
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    [Apr 11, 2006]
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    Bilstein B4 + Leisure4 springs give a 10% uprated from standard


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    That sounds like a good compromise for you.

    TBH the S-Line suspension can be a bit 'crashy' over poor surfaces. But on the right road it hooks up pretty well /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif (even better with the RS4 ARB now).

    I'd love a set of KW stainless steel coilovers, but really see them as an unnecessary extravagance..............

    BUB /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
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    [Apr 13, 2006]
    I'm in 2 minds at the moment - but ultimately I'll need to aim for practicality and not make my a4 into a something too extreme. I'm just wondering how muc worse the ride is with the uprated dampers & springs, before I decide on the lowered springs and bilstein b4s
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