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Eibach Sportline vs pro-Kit

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by RobMorris, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. RobMorris

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    Chaps

    Im about to get myself a B6 1.9 tdi Advant..

    First thing on the list is some lowzzz..

    I want to run 18s, close arch gap BUT want to keep comfort!

    Im not up for coilovers and just want some lowering springs..

    What Eibach spring should I go with?

    Cheers!
     
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  3. adamss24

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    Yes, the pro kit is very good !
     
  4. davsa4

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    just fitted sportsline springs to mates 2004 1.9tdi he is running !8" rs 8 reps with no issues ,drives nice and sits well low ,i always run sports line springs and the ride is never much stiffer than stock but get a better drop than the pro kit .

    dav
     
  5. dpbayly

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    I fitted Apex along with B5 perches not Eibach about £70 cheaper and i have to say they ran very much like the stock sport springs, i had them on my 18" RS6 reps and looked great worth considering:

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. RobMorris

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    cheers guys decisions decisions!
     
  7. DPM

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    All depends how low you want it, for a subtle look go for the Pro and for a more aggresive look go for the Sportline.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
     
  8. P333 RLY

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    Do I need to run b5 perches with the sportline kit?
    Ordo the front springs drop more than the rear ?
    Thanks
     
  9. Welshquattro

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    You don't "need" to have them with the kit but they make the car look level.
     
  10. P333 RLY

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    Or do I go pro kit with b5 perches ?
    Not looking to go super low just a nice subtle drop
     
  11. P333 RLY

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    Btw my cars a 2004 1.9tdi sport avant
    and running 225/40/18 small stretch on 8.5j flat five
     
  12. Super Ron

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    Heres mine on eibach pros with 19s. Ive got b5 perches too to get rid of the front arch gap
    [​IMG]
     
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    That looks very, very nice !
     
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  15. DieselJake

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    Mine's pro without b5 perches, really think it looks better with them though in fact I'm on the hunt (among a million other wanted parts).
     
  16. ruffrida

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    i got 2 full legs for £30 bud, just need strip em down and get em fitted, i WILL be running -35 springs with B5 perches, on Sportline shocks !!
     
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  17. Welshquattro

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    Is there any difference between quattro and fwd perches?
     
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    Nope, i checked the part numbers on mine, which are from a none quattro, exactly the same bud.
     
  19. Welshquattro

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    Thanks m8.
     
  20. S4_dan

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    I'm confused. My Eibach box say Pro-kit / Sportlines.

    Which ones do I have?
    [​IMG]

    I really want them on the car but apprehensive about the car being too low to tow the caravan with. I'm only on 235/45/17 wheels.

    Dan
     
  21. Welshquattro

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    I could be wrong but I think that the pro-kit springs are black and the sport-line ones are red. I would say they use the same box for both. Does it have a label on the box with the part number on? If so check it on their web site.
     
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  23. Jimmy TDI

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    Easiest way to tell is to look at how much they lower the car by. Pro lower 30mm, and sport lower 50mm.

    Also I think welshquattro is right about the colour as my sport lines on my Bora were red.
     
  24. ruffrida

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    yeh im with Jimmy and Welsh ere, the Sports are defo Red
     
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    Cool, so a 30 mm drop on a car that already has saggy suspension shouldn't affect the towing much then.

    Cheers.
     
  26. ruffrida

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    nah i would of thought it would be ok, ya best speaking to barkclark as he does a lot of towing
     
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    Pardon my ignorance but what are "perches"?
     
  28. Welshquattro

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    "Perches" are the bottom spring mounts on the front struts.
     
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    So what's the difference between b5 and the original b6 perches say when you fit eibach or apex springs.
     
  30. Welshquattro

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    The gap on the front arches is bigger than the back so by adding b5 perches which lower it slightly it makes the car look level. I think the b5 perches lower by 15mm compared to the b6 ones.
     
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    Had sportline springs in an Astra a few years ago, loved them, the car handled like a go-kart. Front was nice and low, wish the rear was as low though
     
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    Do these B5 perches strip off their struts and bolt directly to the B6 ones?
     
  33. Welshquattro

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    They slide/push on and yes they fit audi b6 struts.
     
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    So what do i look for,a scrap pair of B5 struts
     
  35. Welshquattro

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    You could or buy new from Audi. Sometimes a set will come up for sale on here.
     
  36. S4_dan

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    Either that or try Audi/VW dealer or TPS for new ones. Not too dear if you can get them.
     
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  37. Welshquattro

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    What do they say Dan, great minds think alike.lol
     
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    Indeed they do. Ha
     
  39. P333 RLY

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    So I've decided (maybe :/ ) 30mm Eibach pros with b5 perches, I will be replacing the stock sport springs - so therefore eibach springs on 04 plate sport shocks - would this work well or just stick with sport springs and install perches
    All help appreciated
     
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    ^^Running 8.5j 18" flat fives with 225/40/18 (small stretch)
     

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