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Suspension

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Markey, Apr 27, 2004.

  1. Markey

    Markey Active Member

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    I have had new springs fitted to the car and now it seams to bounce a lot more than it did, not too happy. I was wondering if i need to run them in etc. I have never had my car lowered before and wonder if this is normal. Maybe the tracking needs checking..

    If this is not normal then i will have to change to something better, can anyone reccomend a good suspension set that does not affect the quality of the ride that much, but lowers the car. I do a lot of miles and dont like being bounced about..

    Thanks people

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  3. excursion

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    How many miles has your car done and is it the sport model?

    Lowering 30-40mm on std shocks means they wear out in around 20-25k so if your shocks already had a lot of miles on they wouldn't take the low springs well.
     
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    What springs did you get? Eibach's are very good.

    Bilstein perched shocks are very good, also the Neuspeed ones from America.
     
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    eibach sportline not prokit as they are balls
     
  6. Markey

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    Is that shocks as well?
    Do you have them fitted? I dont want to loose too much ride quality if possible as i do a lot of miles...
     
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    From main dealer?
    If you dont mind me askin how much were they, as id rather have proper audi stuff as it would have been rigerously tested etc... by audi
     
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    Second hand, last year I found a smashed up 2003 Passat with just over 1k miles on the clock! I updated everything possible on my car.

    Try www.vagparts.com for prices.



     
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    Thanks for that i will give them a ring and see what they have for me. Are the shocks lower than the normal as well or is that jus the springs that lower it?
     
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    The shocks are (hopefully) designed to work with shorter springs, they will certainly be re-valved to suit firmer spring rates /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    Excllent i shall get hold of some of them and hope that i stop bouncing every where.
     
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    I just spoke to the guys at VAG parts and were concerned about me fitting S4 shocks as they are from a heavy car and were not sure how much that would affect the ride quality.
    Is yours an S4 or is it just the suspension?
     

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