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diy fitting of new lowering springs 19tdi se

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by stephen lab, Sep 6, 2009.

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    planning to fit the springs next weekend, just wondering if its pretty much straight forward and any specialist tools needed or not. any advice welcome..also fitting rs4 arb but that looks easy ish..
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    What springs you getting mate and where from?

    How much you lowering it by? im thinking of doing this myself but dont want to go lower than 30mm.
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    You will need spring compressors, a deep swan necked spanner 21mm IIRC and a good solid jack and stands. Over and above standard half inch drive sockets etc
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    Start soaking the front pinch bolts and buy some new ones .
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    im fitting eibach springs 40mm rear 50mm front and i got them from dpm, they advertise on the forum. what part is the swan neck spanner for?:uhm:
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    they cost me about 135+ 10 del.
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    whats the swan neck spanner for?
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    The damper top nuts, they are sunk down quite a bit and you need to be able to get an allen key through the centre to hold the damper piston still.
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    we thought we could of done it without taking the rear damper off , i guess we were wrong?
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    anyone got any pics of a b7 audi a4 on 30mm eibach springs?

    Just want an idea of how low they will look?
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    a suppose we,ll find out at the weekend, cheers any how
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    so do you take the rear damper off from the top or bottom, sorry for keep asking but id rather know now, just so it go,s smoothly at the weekend.
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    looks like we,ll b able 2 manage it. cheers..
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