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Discussion in 'Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)' started by gas-man, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. gas-man
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    [Sep 22, 2012]
    hi everyone

    sorry about this but i,ve read quite a few threads on this but now i am just confused

    first off had a quote to have my 2.0tdi se avant lowered thought was a good price £275.00

    for what i thought was 45mm eibach or h&r,s so tried to book it in to be done

    now they seem to be advising that i only should drop 30mm on pi springs at the same price because 45mm might mean having to

    do some work on the dampers

    now it might be me but it sounds a bit of maybe someone gave me the wrong estimate

    so if anyone could tell me what would be the best set up for my avant so that it sits and rides well i would appreicate it

    my car has had new springs done by audi just before i got it so it sits really high put a pic up tomorrow if needed

    thanks Derek
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  3. Gates
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    [Sep 22, 2012]
    Well mine has got 50/40 eibachs on it and it sits just right not too low and the ride is still comfy so I'd tell them to do what they quoted you for in the first place!
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    [Sep 23, 2012]
    Ive got 50/40 weitec springs on mine with std shocks,sits just right and comfort of drive is still there,better if anything
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    [Sep 23, 2012]
    Stick to your guns and get what was originally quoted, check them after. I did say that the quote was cheap.
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    [Sep 23, 2012]
    I have h&r s on std s line dampers no problems but damper wise it does matter how old/miles they have covered because lower stiffer springs will shorten their life span. So if your on big miles I would prob change them as they may not last that long ?
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    [Sep 26, 2012]
    right guys told the original quoters to do one :banghead:

    just could not trust what they was telling me so looked through lots more threads on here

    come up with the 2 most popular and decided that i will order either the eibach 50/40 or the h&r,s 35mm with b5 cups

    my problem now is i just cant make my bl##dy mind up :uhm:

    so my questions are

    if i go with the eibach will i not need the b5 cups?
    my mileage is at 110,000 should i worry about the dampers?
    which set up will give the best ride and stance,?
    where,s the best place to get a good deal from?

    got to get them before next wed as i have the garage booked to fit them :think:
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    [Sep 26, 2012]
    I had the same quandry and went with the Eibach pro-kit. Doesn't lower quite as much as the H&R but still looks good to me. Plus i had the same concern over the life of the dampers as i was told by a few people that much more of a drop would shorten their lifespan. I didn't go for cups and the front is fractionally higher than the back, but not so's you'd notice. Stuck 12mm spacers on the back and looks great to me now. Pic below

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    [Sep 26, 2012]
    thanks northerlight

    thats looks just right for me , dont what to get it slammed just need a drop
    as you can see
    IMG_0257.jpg IMG_0258.jpg IMG_0259.jpg
    did you go with a 50/40 drop with the eibachs and is the ride ok

    i really dont want to drive it like this anymore :laugh:
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    [Sep 26, 2012]
    What size wheels are those? :drool:
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    [Sep 26, 2012]
    Mine is on 125,000 and I just changed the springs, did it 6 months ago and not had a problem with the dampers yet. I went for the 50/40 eibach setup so I didn't have to buy the b5 cups. It sits just right for me and the ride is still comfy maybe a bit better than before. Here's a pic for you :)

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    [Sep 26, 2012]
    Anybody know of a 50/40 kit which is suitable for the Quattro setup? Just had a look through DPM and it looks like they're only for the FWD models?
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    [Sep 26, 2012]
    hi gates
    thats answered for me its always better with a pic nice avant mate
    can i ask were did you order your springs from and how much pm me if you prefer
    many thanks for your help will get some ordered asap
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    [Sep 26, 2012]
    I think it was dpm performance, one of the sponsors on here mate and if I can remember rightly they were around the £150 area :) thanks for the comments on the car, I feel I need to do some more bits to it now im getting a bit bored lol
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    [Sep 27, 2012]
    I think the Eibach kit i got was the same drop all round. I don't think they did anything else when i got it done (mine is a quattro if that makes a difference). Wheels are standard 18's (but with 12mm spacers at the back). There's a difference between the pro kit and sport kit. Sport drops more but is a firmer ride. Got mine done at AMD Essex.
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    [Sep 27, 2012]
    thanks everyone for your help

    just ordered from dpm performance eibachs 50/40

    and the garage that done my service last week is fitting them for £50.00 so all good

    even made a saving on the first quote happy days:yahoo:


    post some pics when it,s done thanks again all
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    [Sep 28, 2012]
    weitec coilys give a perfect ride and sit nice on the tyre.
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    [Sep 29, 2012]
    Sorry to hijack thread, I have a Avant S Line on 18" DTM rims, want to lower slightly but not mad what kit would you recommend spring wise that will work with my setup?
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    [Sep 30, 2012]
    I am running dtm wheels search my previous posts for pics
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    [Oct 4, 2012]
    rotiform's are the way forward.
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    [Oct 4, 2012]
    just took a look myself, that looks perfect and pretty much exact the mods iv got lined up for my a4.

    Couple of questions if you don't mind..

    are you on standard s-line shocks? Which H&R springs are you running? 50/40?

    thanks, Craig.
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    [Oct 4, 2012]
    Ye std sline shocks and h&r sport springs
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    [Oct 5, 2012]
    Hi, does anybody know of a 50/40 kit which is suitable for a B7 3.0tdi Quattro setup? Just had a look through DPM and it looks like they're only for the FWD models?

    think this was asked before but i couldnt see an answer.

    thanks
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