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Lowering springs for a B7 saloon

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by astradti16v, Sep 4, 2012.

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    I am looking to buy a set of lowering springs and have narrowed it down to two sets for my B7 saloon.

    It is either the Eibach or H&R lowering springs. Has anyone got pictures showing the drop with either of these springs?

    Thanks.
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    Search function if your friend...

    Also it depends if you're looking at the 30mm or 45mm (H&R) or the sportline (I think?) or the other model of Eibach.

    I've got 30mm H&Rs on my A4, but it's not a saloon so probably of no use to you. The 45mm H&R springs make it sit as it should've done from the factory.
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    What engine is it and is it FWD or Quattro?

    Damian @ DPM Performance
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    Its a fwd 2.0 Tdi Sline. Sorry I should have mentioned im looking at the 45mm H&R kit or the Eibach sportlines..
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    Go H&R better drop stance in my opinion you should get it to 40-45 mill just right
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    eibach sportsline with 19 rotor alloys and 10mm spacers on rear, no issues


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    Personally I'd go for the Sportlines, I find the stance better.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
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    Your car looks awesome. Have you got a pic from side on by any chance?
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    this is nearest i have of a side on shot

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    That sits very well.
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    Where did you get those Rotor wheels from? I have a grey Cab and think they'd look good on mine, too.
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    I have Eibach Sportlines on my Avant and the ride is superb, ALOT better than the standard S-Line set up....

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    What do you use to keep it shining?
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    Some good pics there! Is it just me or does the front sit slightly higher on both the H&R 45mm and Eibach Sportlines? I've just bought a set of H&R 45mm to replace a broken set of FK coilovers, i'm in two minds wether to get a B5 perch plate too?
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    I'm in the same boat, can't decide which ones to go for, and more importantly how much to drop it, 30, 40, 45, 50?????

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    Depends if ur quattro and s-line as they are different again, neither do 40/50 lowering springs for the quattro, just 30 is it (all i can find), same with s-line. the 40/50's are for non sline/quattro cars. this is probably as it's 25 lower already..

    Coilovers your option if you want lower.
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    Good post guys.

    What shocks would you get with the sportline suspension?
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    35mm H&Rs are only for FWD cars, 45mm for Quattros.

    I have 35mm H&Rs on standard S Line shocks.

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    there is a deal on here for tein super street for just over £500 from jbs auto designs.
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    another question in here
    would either eibach sportline / H&R springs be fine with stock Shocks?
    on a S-line quattro
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    They're all fine with stock shocks.
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    Hi
    Will be upgrading to 18" wheels from my 16" ones shortly on my 2005 B7 SE (aka poverty spec). Will be getting H&R springs, but should i lower this by 35mm or 45mm? Fancy the latter but want to be 100% sure won't have any issues by going 45mm lower. Also this H&R springs set is only 160 euros (+ 10 euro delivery) from germany, but does anyone know if its the 35mm or 45 mm set?
    H&R Fahrwerksatz, Federn 29368-2
    Cheers :)
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    H&r do 35mm for Fwd cars and 45mm for 4wd cars, check their website.
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    They are 45mm springs for 6 cylinder quattros, If your car is FWD and not 6 cylinder you need 29369-1.

    Cheapest I could find when I got mine were Larkspeed.com, £152
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    S Line suspension IMO is probably not the most comfortable....and my car on 65K could do with a refresher on the ride handling....

    Any recommendations on a shock / spring setup?
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    Can someone pls confirm that these H&R springs will be ok for my 05 plate B7 saloon (FWD)?
    H&R Fahrwerksatz, Federn 29369-1

    Also my local VAG indy garage is charging £300+vat to get them fitted, is this a fair price?

    Cheers
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    I already said you need 29369-1, do you not trust me:laugh:. Google the number or check on the H&R website!!

    Does seem a bit steep, they can be a bit of a PITA and time consuming, maybe the garage has done and struggled with plenty before!! I wouldn't pay that tho, I'd be thinking more 150-200.
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