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Aftermarket avant and saloon rear shocks the same?

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by PaulJ84, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. PaulJ84

    PaulJ84 Owner

    Mar 10, 2004
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    I was looking on a few websites at KW coilovers and they same part is listed for both the saloon and the avant. Are both compatible?

    Also some listed the A4/S4/RS4 all as the same.

    I know the V6 will be a lot heavier than the 1.8T but wonder if you could adjust the damping on the V3s to adjust for the less weight?

    Just think it would be good to have some that fit more cars for if selling on etc.
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  3. $teady$upreme

    $teady$upreme New Member

    Jan 31, 2013
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    I think the shocks are the same but springs are definitely different.

    Like you said, V6 and avant is heavier and they have stiffer rear springs.
  4. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!"
    Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    Jan 30, 2008
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    The damping isnt going to be ideal unless the shocks are adjustable.

    I've got RS4 dampers and eibach springs on the Avant, and it feels a little on the stiff side, compared with my saloon on the same springs but eibach dampers.

    Unfortunately few aftermarket companies make different parts for slight variations in model/spec, they just take a 1 size fits all approach.

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