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Westle's Suspension Thread

Westy Mar 24, 2011

  1. Dane

    Dane Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4

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    Mine dont look like that I dont think, I'll Check at lunch.
     
  2. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Cheers Dane. I'll be swapping them over next week if they are upside down. Should the slack be on the top like mine or the bottom :think:
     
  3. Dane

    Dane Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4

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    Having said that you might have an extra coil than mine, Ill take a picture if I can.
     
  4. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Cheers Dane, I need to put my mind at rest because I'm scared of snaping a spring now.
     
  5. steve bain

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    always try turning it off and on again before anything else...

    can't see which way up the coils are would make a difference really imo. i would have done them the other way mind...
     
  6. Dane

    Dane Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4

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    Heres my one of my rear springs

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  7. Dane

    Dane Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4

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    If I remember my rear springs were symmetrical when they were in the box, yours look different as if they might have a correct orienatation
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2011
  8. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    I've emailed Damien at DPM to see if he has any idea.
     
  9. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Just got this reply from Damien:

    Morning,

    The springs being compressed isn't a problem but the springs need to be the other way with the part number reading correct.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
     
  10. S3 Nattie

    S3 Nattie Quattro ist für sissies

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    Aww thats just what i said about the spring and part number lol.

    Looks like you have another late night job for yourself lol.
     
  11. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Yep I'll be doing this in the week next week at some point, PITA!
     
  12. S3 Nattie

    S3 Nattie Quattro ist für sissies

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    lol its only one bolt to remove once the wheel is off to get the springs out, you will fly through it now you done it before.

    At least you have peace of mind now.
     
  13. Westy

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    I flipped the springs over last night but nearly ended up cross threading the lower shock bolts that go through the drop link, shock, then into the hub! Got a bit hairy at one point but managed to get them in striaght after greasing them up and persuading them in straight.
     
  14. Dane

    Dane Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4

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    Good work! does it feel any different?
     
  15. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    Nope not at all!
     
  16. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    She's starting to sit down nicely but the front still looks a bit higher than the rear and it's meant to be 5mm lower!

    Few pics for you as I gave her a quick wash earlier:

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