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A6 quattro S line suspension harsh

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    [Mar 4, 2013]
    hi

    i have recently bought an 2007 A6 3.0 TDi quattro S line
    im very happy with the car so far
    but the suspension is to harsh

    im thinking of changing the shocks

    any ideas on what i should go for

    would i have to change the springs as well
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    [Mar 4, 2013]
    Heard good things about Koni FSD shock absorbers. If your going to change them, don't bother with OEM. Wouldn't say you need to change the springs too, but you can get a set of lowering springs for about £250 so might be worth doing it at the same time as the shocks.
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    [Mar 4, 2013]
    what sized wheels are on the car.
    if 19's have you considered 18's or even 17's
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    [Mar 5, 2013]
    Hi thanks for both of your replies

    I have 19s
    from my past experience
    Changing 17s to 19s on a merc e class
    there was not that much difference in the ride so I think I'm gona go down the suspension route
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    [Mar 14, 2013]
    Surely that's the point of an S-line?

    I test drove both SE & S-line and opted for the SE as 'softer'
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    [Mar 15, 2013]
    Compared to other German saloons sport models
    it is excessively harsh
    I bought it for the sport seats & subtle S line looks
    but want to opt out of the roller skate ride
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    [Mar 21, 2013]
    Personally I think you need to change your wheels to a smaller size. Changing your suspension to a softer setting will not make much of a difference when you have 19"s.

    in this case you can't have our cake I.e. the looks, and eat it I.e. a soft ride.

    i had an M3 before, it had 19"s and it felt like a go kart. 18" wheels made it noticeably softer.

    my 2 pence.
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    [Mar 21, 2013]
    Hi duggy

    Thanks for your advice
    i have all ready purchased std shocks
    i am waiting for them to be fitted
    if that fails I will have to consider the wheel option
    but I do like the look with 19s so hope I don't have to
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    [Mar 21, 2013]
    Let us know how you get on and if it did make much of a difference.
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    [Mar 22, 2013]
    Will do its booked in for Tuesday
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    [Mar 27, 2013]
    Sooo what's the verdict?
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    [Mar 28, 2013]
    Hi guys

    i bought a set of shocks from eBay
    just standard ones
    and they have improved the ride
    It's still has firm sporty suspension
    but when you hit bumps & pot holes
    the shocks do there job

    i would recommend std shocks on A6 S lines
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