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S-Line Suspension vs Bilstein B12 or similar...

Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by mehtaman, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. mehtaman

    mehtaman Member
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    Hi all,

    Does anyone have experience of running a Bilstein B12 Pro Kit or something similar???

    I am thinking about upgrading my S-Line suspension to something a little better.

    Partly for the better handling and lower stance of the car and mainly because I think my shocks are on their way out.
    The car's ride is very firm to say the least, the rear 'thumps' down going over speed bumps (at a low speeds) and there is a slight squeak from one of the front shocks when it goes over a bump.

    I was running a Bilstein/Eibach combo on my previous car and the ride was not that bad.
    I am not sure if I will get much of a gain as the car already has the sports suspension that is on the S-Line range.

    I am new to the Audi scene, as a short term fix, can the shocks be re-gassed???

    Any info is welcome, thanks in advance :)
     
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  3. Joe_Murphy21187

    Joe_Murphy21187 Tiptronic

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    Not had any experience with that kit, however I think the concensus is that the standard s-line setup is not the best and is often described as 'crashy'.

    I only changed the springs to H&R and although the ride is more firm (also went up to 19"s) is some how seems smoother...
     
  4. mehtaman

    mehtaman Member
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    Thanks for the reply, I did notice that H&R seem to be the favoured setup.

    Does the car drop by 30mm even on the standard s-line shocks?
     
  5. hades-

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    no the 30mm drop is usaly quoted for the se
     
  6. Joe_Murphy21187

    Joe_Murphy21187 Tiptronic

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    S-line is 20mm lower than standard SE suspension. The s-line shocks are also different but it's the springs that give the lower ride height. From what I've heard the sports shocks are red, SE and black...

    So a 30mm spring set would be 10mm lower than an S-line, 45mm = 25mm, etc.

    And if you're sticking with the same wheels the ride should be much improved!
     
  7. mehtaman

    mehtaman Member
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    Thanks for the info, I can't see any red shocks on my car so I presume I have the normal Sports Suspension rather than the full on S-Line kit, based on the latest Audi S-Line info this is around about a 20mm drop:

     

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