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Speed bumps and lowered suspension!

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by FaisalJ, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. FaisalJ

    FaisalJ New Member

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    Hi,

    I'm a new member on here...will post some pics of my car soon..2003 S4 B6, just bought 3 weeks ago.

    I wanted to know how far members on here have been able to lower their S4/A4's without catching the underside of the car on speed-humps (especially the narrow ones you would normally straddle with wheels either side)???

    I'm thinking to go down another 25-30mm further than the sport suspension, on H&R springs (and possibly koni sport dampers). I don't want to be catching the sump as I was on my old Mk4 Golf!

    Any advice much appreciated. Before anyone flames me for not searching, i've tried several times and get an error message each time
     
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  3. chris_20

    chris_20 Member

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    DO A SEARCH!! only joking mate- ill reply to your PM as soon as i can mate- just in work so dont get to sneak on here for long!
     
  4. stoakseya4

    stoakseya4 Active Member

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    Doubt there'll be any problems at all.

    I did once however brake very hard whilst going over a hump which ripped out my sump plug ! Looked like it'd been shot in the guts, as it spewed oil everywhere for about a mile, until someone flashed me to stop...

    :(
     
  5. pav-g

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    Naughty Naughty Chris, so is this what you do during fag breaks
     
  6. chris_20

    chris_20 Member

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    SHHHHHHHH dont tell them! lol
     
  7. Neil_S

    Neil_S Member

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    I get big problems with my A4, mainly over those bloody speed bumps that are very narrow but make the car rebound.

    I am going to raise the front slightly to try and counter act it, it's a pain in the arse.
     
  8. FaisalJ

    FaisalJ New Member

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    Thanks for the replies guys! Neil_S, how much is yours lowered?
     
  9. chris_20

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    the H+R kit is 35mm by the way faisal
     
  10. bubstar

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    I get the odd scrape. Mainly when I drive round to my garage, as I come off the road into the alley it drops quite sharply. On the road however not really.

    It's only the downpipe and TBH after having the car on a ramp at the weekend I'm not bothered about it. Just some very light marks after about 8 months.

    You just take a bit more care and the car looks after itself :thumbsup:

    [​IMG]

    BUB :racer:
     
  11. Niknak

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    Just be careful while driving around, I am in manchester and some car parks were a bit of a challenge otherwise OK. I would go for coil overs straight off though, had springs then changed to coil overs cheeper in the long run.
     

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