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Lowering kit

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by imported_dyson06, Sep 12, 2004.

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    has anyone lowered their a4? if so, how much did it set you back?

    I'm thinking about lowering 2". They look pretty cool
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    u will need coilovers for that m8, mine has -45mm springs which drop it about an inch. they r a bitch to lower
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    did you have a mech do it?
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    I am having someone do it for me. I bought HR sport springs and Bilsteins. The guy ran into trouble with my front passenger. It seems the bolts are so tight that he can't do it. I have to take it to a professional shop :/ I didn't think it would be such a problem...

    Any other stories?
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    i bet the bolt that he is having trouble with is the control arm knuckle, and that is a bitch to get out. I would do the suspenion myself, cause its very easy to do and plus you will hvae more money left over
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    I have got HR springs and Spax shocks, which has lowered it a fair way and the car handles like a dream now.

    At first i just had some lowering springs fitted on the old shocks they showed that they were really tired so the performance was ****.. So i replaced the lot.

    I had the same trouble with the bolts i had to drill them out and replace them. Which took ages..
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    Don`t talk to me about those bolts!!!

    Its a design fault on Audi`s behalf, they put them exactly where all the **** will get on them and sieze up. I managed to sort the front passenger one out myself with some oil, took about an hr or two of constantly sprayin it on, hittin the bolt with a hammer and generally loosin it up, u can`t get a blow torch etc. on it cuz it`ll melt the rubbers..

    I had a garage I know thru a mate fit my lowering kit, I bought FK AK coilovers from Gwent VW in Wales for £369 all inc. Thats a good price, the fronts will go down about 20/30mm lower than the rears, I`ve lowered mine 120mm all round, I`ve had to do a fair bit of arch work on the fronts but its worth it. The garage that fitted my kit had to drill the driver`s side bolt out of the suspension arm, it took them about 2hrs!!!

    To get my A4 sittin exactly how I wanted I must have set the suspension up about four times, its perfect now and its never gonna be adjusted again. I hav my MOT on Friday, I hav about 1cm clearance to get on the ramps. I drive 200 miles a wk with the car this low and hav no problems

    I would point anybody who is lookin to lower their car in the direction of Gwent VW and the FK AK coilover kit, the ride is amazin
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    how long ago did you buy this as Gwent VW is very local to me, and also wots the ride like?? I dont want to lose too much ride quality as my last car was lowered by 100mm and handled very well, but ripped your fillings out on harsh roads,lol

    Mark
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    I was lucky enough to only have to drill out 1 of those bolts which was good as that took ages to do.....
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    have u any pics mate??
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    I`ll take some and get them posted up..
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