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Options for Lowering a TDI

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Cviji, Jul 12, 2007.

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    [Jul 12, 2007]
    I have an 97 A4 TDI which ive just fitted some 17" wheels too. What are my options for lowering it? Is fitting just lowering spring a bad idea to drop it 40mm? wil be have a bad effect on the handling? Also, does S4 suspensio fit? im assuming this is lower?
    Thanks for any help.
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    40mm is very tame on an A4 (depending on model) especially the standard TDI setup.

    A good set of coilovers is the way to go for keeping a good ride.

    Lowering will sharpen up you handling.
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    I have just lowered my '98 TDI replace shocks and springs (had not been changed since new) off ebay from Germany, if your interested let me know and ill give you the make (£180ish delivered). Handling difference is night & day, much more positive. Do it for the handling if nothing else. Yes in retrospec I would have like to dropped it lower but the speed bumps round here says I'm ok...


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    Now all I need is a decent set of 18"
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    That looks good, Wish I had mine in black, such a difference. Ill look into gettin a set of shocks then.
    Hello by the way, my first post. Crackin site you all have going on here. :icon_thumright:
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    Also, I read somewhere lowering causes increased tyre wear? how easy is this to solve and/or at what cost?
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    If you lower it a lot, it is a good idea to have the wheels aligned.
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    What about a 40mm drop all round? How much would wheel alignment cost? Ruffly?
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    The last time i had a 'wheel algnment' it was £40 but that is a while ago.

    You can go as low as 100mm on an A4, but 60/70, or 50/60 will still give a comfortable but firm ride.
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