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Allroad suspension

Discussion in 'A6/S6/Allroad forum (C5 Chassis)' started by Nitro, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. Nitro
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    [Oct 5, 2010]
    Hi Guys, I have an A4 quattro and am thinking about changing it for a first generation Allroad, but have heard about problems with the air suspension. Can anyone tell me what the problems are and is the system/car unreliable or not.
    Thanks
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  3. murran
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    the suspension is reliable. weakneses are the air spring units at the front. little stones dust and grit get trapped inbetween the boot and the metal inner bit, eventually holeing the bag. think the're about £240 each???? very easy to fit!

    you'll know it when it happens, cus you'll park it up and when you come back to it a couple of hours later it'll be on the slant. then when you start it up the suspension warning light flashes while the pump trys to restore the ride height.

    to give you an idea.... i work at an independant vag in sheffield. ive fitted probably 8-10 of the front bags in the last 5 years.... out of probably 15 - 20 allroads that visit the garage.

    not fitted any rear bags... ever.

    the valve block can go faulty too, changed 2 in the same sort time period.
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    [Oct 6, 2010]
    good info murran
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    [Oct 20, 2010]
    We have just bought an allroad & love it, I would say go for it & don't be put off by worries about the suspension. Just make sure you buy a good one & check the suspension, service history etc. The parts are not as expensive as some people have you believe, Murran is right, you can pick up bags for not that much.

    This is one site I found for when I need it.

    Audi Air Suspension - p38spares.co.uk
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