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which springs/shocks

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by egesford, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. egesford

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    Kind of pointless putting on Bilstein shocks with unbranded cheap springs...I`d avoid the first and last line tbh.

    Also arent the B4 shocks just basically a standard replacement? Its the B8`s that are uprated? Could be wrong as i dont know all that much about Bilstein..
     
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  3. egesford

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    yeah the bilstein b4s area standard replacement, but i assumed they would be ok on a 35mm drop?
    and yes i was thinking the same, maybe i will avoid cheapy springs
     
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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!"
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    For the price, the second option is where i'd be spending my cash.

    B4's are "OEM" but afaik they are slightly uprated, as bilstein used to sell a "streetline" kit which had the B4 shocks and some ventura lowering springs. I had a set on my old nova back in the day and they were acceptable enough. Not bangy or crashy etc.
     
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    If you`re on a tight budget just get some decent springs and good condition second hand standard shocks if yours are getting tired?
     
  6. fingermouse

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    You could ruin the car putting cheap parts on it imo

    Its always worth buying quality parts and knowing its done once done right

    After all you chose a Audi for a reason don`t put wishy washy parts on it.

    If you wanted a cheap car then Audi wasn`t the way to go imo.
     
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    lol 'cheap' is one thing this car has not been. so far:

    clutch, flywheel, headgasket, valves, cambelt + tensioners, water pump, thermostat, glow plugs, egr delete, wheels, tyres, interior, service and remap. Thats what i can remember off the top of my head, only had the car since july
     
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    Just got a set of Eibach Pro Kit.
     

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