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Suspension Query

Tooand Jul 3, 2012

  1. Tooand

    Tooand Member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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