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Suspension Query

Tooand Jul 3, 2012

  1. Tooand

    Tooand Member

    I have a 1999 A4 2.8 Quattro saloon, when I bought the car the previous owner said he had fitted new front shockers, the car sat quite high so I fitted a set of Apex lowering springs to lower it 40mm, but it hardly dropped. My question is: Could he have fitted none Quattro shockers, and what affect would it have on the car if he has
  2. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

    the shocks have no effect on the ride height.

    Stick a photo up, sounds like your springs are just wrong, or badly made.

    Also bear in mind that sport models are already lowered by 20mm from the factory, so a 40mm kit would only typically lower it another 20 or so.
  3. jcb

    jcb Active Member

    if you fit lowering springs to shocks that are designed for a different spring length and rate you can not only destroy the shocks but your ride will be pants.

    what colour and type are they?
    need pics
  4. Tooand

    Tooand Member

    The shockers are a rusty red in colour but can't see a make, the springs are Apex and yellow. I have no idea how to put pics on this forum
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2012

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