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Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by RadCap, Oct 4, 2009.

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    [Oct 4, 2009]
    Well while I do like the Audi it think the handling is piss poor.
    All the joints, camber and alignment are in A1 condition... The car doesn't really fill me with confidence on the twisty bits though. I am running low to mid range tyres on 16's and do know better tyres and a lower profile will give it more grip.

    The car is a pre facelift 99 car with a 6 speed manual box.
    It has a stock set-up with genuine Audi suspension components used.

    RS6 wheels are next on the list with Potenzas. What springs are best and how much lower should I be looking at with enthusiastic driving in mind?

    Also I think Audi set up the car for boring understeer, is the S4 equipped with a thicker ARB?
    I don't want any rear end action, just to neutralise the car more on bends...
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    jcb Active Member VCDS Map User

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    get the geomerty done by a 4 wheel specialist.
    It will transform your car.
    When I bought mine, motorways were scary places. floated all over the place, tramlined, twitchy, very scary indeed.
    Had the geometry done with the stock 70k suspension and it was a different car. lowered the front tyre pressure 5psi and the nose heavy understeer went.

    best £100 I ever spent on it.

    lots of info on spring damper combos for a slight lower and firmer ride. not convinced ARB's will correct anything on there own but a stiffer rear ARb can help dial out some understeer.

    I went for coilovers and polybushes. its firm but very direct
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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    [Oct 4, 2009]
    S4's had the same front ARB, and any thicker front ARB will just make it understeer more.

    Tyres will play a huge part though. Craigs S4 was rubbish until he fitted the eagles, especially in the wet.
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