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Can someone tell me ride height on S8 D2

Discussion in 'A8/S8 forum' started by nbowles, Nov 19, 2007.

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    [Nov 19, 2007]
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    The saga of my S8 continues, after a quick visit for new brakes all round we found one of the H&R rear springs had snapped!

    Couldn't persuade them to supply a new pair (they did kindly offer me a full kit for £1500)

    So, £50 later from ebay I have a pair of S8 rear springs and rubber mounts. This will lift the rear to a more sensible level, but will still ride lower than normal due to the LPG tank.

    What I need is the standard measurments for ride height so I can adjust the H&R fronts to suit.

    All help much appreciated.

    Nige
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    [Nov 23, 2007]
    rear spring on and looking good.

    strangely enough they are a more controlled ride and slightly more comfortable.

    Can some one run a tape measure over their D2 model and give me the distance from floor to wheel arch or top of centre cap to wheel arch bach and front.

    Much appreciated.
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    I've got a 2002 A8 Quattro Sport on original 18" alloys. It stands approx. 690mm at the front (ground to wheel arch) and 670mm at the rear. Hope this helps - Jim
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    :think:

    Thanks to Jim (IceBlue), even with a full lpg tank and half full petrol it only sits 2-3mm low on the rear.

    Will order standard front end and get some comfort back.

    Anybody want the old stuff from the front, H&R coil overs, they need a damn good clean but have only done about 20000. Should be available mid Jan, I will probably get fresh shock on the rear aswell.

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