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Which front springs for 2.5Tdi?

SMITH MEISTER Mar 24, 2010


    SMITH MEISTER New Member

    Hi all, just wondered if anyone knows what the different coloured paint blobs mean on the front springs.
    The reason I ask is that I have just put a set of RS4 18's on with 40 profile tyres, and the arch/tyre gap is quite large.
    I would like to drop the front by 10 to 15mm and wondered what OE springs might do the job. I have a copy of ETKA and it lists dozens of springs with different part No's, but no ref to spring length/ride height, all it gives is different combinations of coloured blobs painted on the springs. Any help would be appreciated, my car is a '98 2.5Tdi SE Avant. Thanks.
  2. aragorn

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

    I would just buy and fit a set of eibachs. Cost will be less, and you'll end up with a more pleasing result.
  3. rt05492

    rt05492 New Member

    That's OK if you drive on snooker tables but what if you have to drive on normal UK roads ie. potholes, humback bridges and craters ?

    What if you want a car that actually works on UK roads ?

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