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suspension choices

eski Apr 18, 2007

  1. eski

    eski New Member

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    Hi I have an 03 A4 tdi Avant se 110 bhp
    and i wish to lower the beast as i have just plonked a set of 18" wheels on it & she looks abit high .
    So can you tell me which way to go , I think the sports suspension is recommended but is this somthing i have to get from the stealers or can i buy it from elsewhere and fit myself , also any ideas of costs .
    Think a 40mm drop would be about right

    Cheers
    CHRIS :crying:
     
  2. james0808

    james0808 Active Member

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    Sport suspension is better than SE but if you're spending money i would get a proper suspension kit.
    I put a Koni SSK kit on my se and its great,set the dampers half way and its not too hard either with 19's.I paid £400 for the kit.
     
  3. Niknak

    Niknak Member

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    Invest in a set of coilovers then you can choose your own ride height?
     
  4. james0808

    james0808 Active Member

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    If you do get height and damper adjustable.If not it will shake your teeth out when low.:scared2:
     
  5. gtiglasgow

    gtiglasgow Member

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    Not true. I have FK coilovers (only height adjustable) and they are wound down very, very low. The ride quality ain't significantly reduced from OEM - certainly not a "shaking teeth out" ride - LOL!!


    Scott
     
  6. terrysingh

    terrysingh Member

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    james0808 your 110% correct about coilovers the ride does get harder, but only over big bumps, but the motorway drive gets better though the car sticks to the road,

    your best bet is investing in a good make coilover kit, ie: eibach, tien etc

    i got my eibach coilover pro sport kit (fully adjustable) from a guy off ebay who sells them for eibach direct cost £350ish rather than the normal £6-700 from the shops,

    but i replaced any worn bits as i the the install, also you need to cut down the bumpstops to stop the car bottoming out, i discoved this after installing them,
     
  7. james0808

    james0808 Active Member

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    Yours must be magic ones then.
     
  8. gtiglasgow

    gtiglasgow Member

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    Indeed! :icon_thumright:
     

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