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B5 perches on B6 S4

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by GeoffDunk, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. GeoffDunk

    GeoffDunk Active Member

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    I have heard and read so much about B5 perches. I am not 100% on exactly what they are, I assume its something the spring sits on (please correct me if I am wrong), hence lowerign the front of the car very slightly.

    Can this be done o nthe B6 S4 also. I am now about to have some front suspension work done and would be keen to sort this job while the front 2 corners are stripped out.

    Any ideas?

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  2. GeoffDunk

    GeoffDunk Active Member

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    All those who have gone on about B5 perches?? Has no one any idea on this?
     
  3. ricostuart

    ricostuart Active Member

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    Yes, the springs sit on a plate on the front dampers. This plate on the b6/b7 are higher than the one on the b5. Swapping them over drops the car slightly without affecting dampers or the springs themselves. I have a set ready to go on my b7 s4 (will work perfect on the b6 too). Its a well worth doing mod if you dont like the tractor look ;)
     
  4. GeoffDunk

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    Cheers RicoStuart1!!

    parts ordered!
     
  5. dualmono21

    dualmono21 Well-Known Member
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    yes you can do this but it alters the camber on the front of the car ... i would try and do similar on the rear or you could end up with
    funny handling as your not altering the camber on the rear
     
  6. deano1978

    deano1978 different gear

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    you are partly right,but no camber at front if anything,get ur tracking done,it will only lower front around 15-25mm but level the car better as the fronts a little higher than the back.
    I wouldnt worry about the rear its really minimal effect on the rear!
     
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    dualmono21 Well-Known Member
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    the front camber on an s4 is adjustable by looseneing the subframe bolts and moving the subframe
    not sure about an a4 but its definately adjustable on s4,s
     
  8. GeoffDunk

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    Front camber is adjustable on the S4. Once fitted along with front bushes and other service items the car will be 4 wheel aligned anyway so it'll be spot on.

    The car currently sits very level, not high at the front at all. I just want to bring it down that 10mm or so with this easy conversion just to lower the centre of gravity and improve handling, with the 4 wheel alignment done after the fitting it should be spot on.
     

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