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Lowering..... Again :)

craig_TDI Oct 4, 2012

  1. craig_TDI

    craig_TDI Member

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    Alright peeps..

    gonna be lowerimg my car in the new year and decided to go with springs and B5 cups over coilovers.

    These are the springs I'm lookin to get, would they be ok on s-line shocks with the B5 cups?

    Eibach 50mm/40mm Sportline Lowering Suspension Springs A4 B7 Saloon 1.9TDi, 2.0TDi, 2.0T FSi, 2.7TDi, 3.2 V6 FWD 01/05> - £174.25 : The premier online mail order VAG suspension and performance specialists. We offer a wide range of all the best brand

    if anyone's running this set up pics would be appreciated.

    Thanks, Craig.
     
  2. Joe_Murphy21187

    Joe_Murphy21187 Tiptronic

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    Will be fine, although you may not need the B5 cups because the front will be lowered more than the rear... someone with pics with be along soon to help out :)
     
  3. craig_TDI

    craig_TDI Member

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    i no what you mean but am I right in thinkin with it bein an s-line it's already down 20mm so a 50/40 drop would only be 30/20?

    thanks, Craig.
     
  4. Joe_Murphy21187

    Joe_Murphy21187 Tiptronic

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    Correct-amundo, take 20mm off the advertised drop if you already have s-line springs.

    Are you planning on sticking the the standard 18" S-line wheels?? a 45mm drop (all round) with 19" rims sits almost perfectly. The 40/50mm split would probably be ideal with 19" also, 18" is just a bit too small for the B7. Mine is on 30mm spriongs with 19" alloys, arguably it sits just right, some days I think an extra 10mm might make the world of difference... other days I think it would be too much. Some of it is down to personal preferance, but I think even with 40/50mm lowered on 19" there are no issues with catching the arches.

    19" on -30mm H&R springs:

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  5. D2NY G

    D2NY G Well-Known Member

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    might aswell have coilovers for the little bit extra pal
     
  6. craig_TDI

    craig_TDI Member

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    Yeah I was thinkin of stickin with the 18's and gettin them referbed, that's looks really well that mate I think it would sit perfect with some B5 cups.

    i thought of getting JOM's but not heard good about them so think I'd be look at around £500ish for ap's :/ quite a lot dearer that a couple of hundred for springs.. What coils you runnin?
     
  7. gas-man

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    mine was lowered yesterday on 50/40 eibachs standard se shocks

    hoping the front will settle out a bit, if not scared they put them on the wrong way

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    found the ride good
     
  8. D2NY G

    D2NY G Well-Known Member

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    ive been runing joms for just overs 6 months mate, no problems at all, raised them up down a few times in this period and have never had an issue, quite a few on here are dropped on joms
     
  9. craig_TDI

    craig_TDI Member

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    thats looks nice mate but defo want mine lower than that..

    nice one, looks like I'm gettin JOM's then :) how hard is it the raise and lower it once there on?
     
  10. Gates

    Gates Member

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    The fronts should settle down a bit more yet mine took a fees days maybe a week. The back on the avant is a bit heavier so settles a bit quicker
     
  11. Gates

    Gates Member

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    Here's mine after it all settled down on the 50/40 eibach setup

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  12. Macdoon

    Macdoon Well-Known Member Team Ibis Gold Supporter Audi A4 S-line owners group

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    Thanks for the pic fella, any chance of a pic closer to and at the level of the wheels. Wanna be sure of the gap before I order, Thanks.

    Mac
     
  13. ANDYTQ

    ANDYTQ Well-Known Member

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    Not sure what to do myself,was thinking h&r springs or the cup kit,i'm not to bothered about coilovers,the springs seem to lower enough plus have had bad experiences with coilovers before ,bilstein and spax,plus car is the main family transport which includes towing a trailer etc so needs to stay practical.Ps cars done 87k
     
  14. gas-man

    gas-man Member

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    this is what i had before lowering

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    and the ride is no way as harsh as i thought it would be

    gates any chance of a measure from floor to top of the arch?
     
  15. craig_TDI

    craig_TDI Member

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    looks really good that mate, thanks for the pic.. Defo goin for JOM'S now as the 50/40 don't look low enough for how I want it
    it thanks for your help and pics..

    If your runnin JOM's show us your side profile pics and state how fair your down and wheel size. Thanks, Craig.
     
  16. D2NY G

    D2NY G Well-Known Member

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    no probs raising and lowering pal, i used a diff c spanner i already had coz the one supplied is ****
     
  17. craig_TDI

    craig_TDI Member

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    nice one cheers mate.. That will be no prob for me, iv got a few at work being an engineer..
     
  18. Jason Dodd

    Jason Dodd New Member

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    Would coilovers from the b6 fit the b7?
     

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