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Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by 205man, Sep 20, 2010.

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    FK stuff is reasonable quality. I wouldnt say its up there with the big names like Eibach, Koni or Bilstein, but its not scraping the gutter either.

    Your Quattro is probably already about 15-20mm lower than "normal", so expect an extra 15-20mm from those springs.

    My only worry would be that they dont have different kits for different engines on quattro models.
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    I had thought about the fact they only list quattro as a generic spring to all engines

    But then thought how do we know that other suppliers don't do the same but just put a slightly different part number on and sell for twice the price lol

    what's the weight difference say between the 1.8t and 2.8 ?
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    Be intresting to so how these performed and what drop they would give cars with the sport suspension!.. I wish they would list the lowering rates properly!
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    Theres about 50kgs between them i think.

    My handbook says kerb weight for the TQS is 1490 and kerb weight for a 2.8Q is 1540.

    I would imagine the front springs will be somewhere between 200-300lb-inch, which means you could be talking 10-20mm difference depending wether they're designed for a 1.8 or a 2.8.

    I would hazard a guess that they're for a 2.8 though, as 1.8 quattros are relatively rare when compared with the whole B5 production run.
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    so they might not even lower a 1.8t tqs ?
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    Exactly.

    You just dont know where in the range they've aimed for. They might have gone somewhere in the middle, so you get a bit more than the specified drop on a V6 and a bit less on a TQS. Suck it and see i guess.
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    Lolz... ~£100 and a day's work to find out it raises your car 2mm and your car now handles like ****... no thanks. :p
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    Well thats the whole point isnt it...

    You either spend lots of money on a kit thats going to work, or buy a cheap kit that may or may not do what you want.
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    fit some jom coilovers if you are going for a cheap solution
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    no joms for quattros available (well not that ive found)

    In fact theres next to bugger all kits for the quattros that ive seen that would be any good..
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    H&R, KW, Bilstein, Eibach etc etc etc...
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    But do they list the lowering rate for the sport suspension ? or the same as others
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    Very few manufacturers will list the lowering rate.

    The springs are progressively wound quite often for starters so they dont actually have a single rate, but if you think about it, its their "recipe". They're not going to publish the spring rates, because thats what they've spent the money developing.
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