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Lowering Spring advice

flipmyflipper Dec 12, 2018

  1. flipmyflipper

    flipmyflipper Member

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    I have a facelift A5 sportback and am wanting to lower it slightly as it currently sits quite high. It is an S Line so am I right in thinking it already has a 10mm drop?
    I’m think 30mm springs but what is everyone else using? Are H&R and Eibach the most popular?
     
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  3. JG51 AUD

    JG51 AUD Well-Known Member Team Glacier Supercharged TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Audi S5 Black Edition quattro

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    @DPM can answer your question and provide you with what your looking for at a good price.

    JG
     
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  4. DPM

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    S-line is more towards 15-20mm from factory. What further lowering were you wanting on top of what you already have?

    Damian @ DPM Performance
     
  5. Daniel1512

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    dpm is spot on sline is about 15-20mm drop standard ... i went H&R all round on my q5 looks so much better now
     
  6. flipmyflipper

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    I only want to go 20mm I think, don’t want it to look too ‘modded’. I’ve read a couple of people say the H&M were too stiff and went for Eibach pro?
     
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    I don’t think 20mm drop will be really noticeable?
     
  8. Daniel1512

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    The reason i went H&R is that Eibach don't go low enough when you take into account that the s line already has a drop of 15-20mm as standard from factory you have to take that into account as if you buy 30mm springs you are only dropping the car by 10mm ish as you have to knock off 15-20 that it already is lower... i hope that makes sense lol..I believe that's right if not someone can chime in
     
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  9. flipmyflipper

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    Looking at a 45-50mm spring then and by the sounds of it H&R are the boys to go for. Thanks folks
     
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    MuPPeT_ON_TouR Well-Known Member Supercharged Sportback TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Silver Supporter Audi S5 Black Edition quattro OBD11 USER Deep Black Pearl DSG

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    I think at a 45-50mm drop the shocks are way out to cope with that, or at least you risk very early life failure.

    Do some more research.
     
  11. Daniel1512

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    I went with 40mm H&R all round
    So it dropped it overall about 20-25 mm talking into acount the factory drop
     
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  13. flipmyflipper

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    This is totally confusing. People are saying there’s a 20mm drop standard but your saying 45-50mm springs will be to low?
     
  14. flipmyflipper

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    Sounds like what I’m after
     
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    MuPPeT_ON_TouR Well-Known Member Supercharged Sportback TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Silver Supporter Audi S5 Black Edition quattro OBD11 USER Deep Black Pearl DSG

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    Not too low that it can't be done, Its just I'm sure that I remember reading that dropping a car that low on standard shocks puts them under more strain or at least runs them out of thier design spec.

    I was just suggesting that if you haven't then you might want to look for some more info on dropping a car on standard shocks that low.

    Pretty sure the s line has sports shocks designed for a lower car, so a further 20mm drop on them isn't as harsh.

    But you are going 40mm from standard A5 shocks.
     
  16. Daniel1512

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    1 thing I forgot I changed my shocks as well for bilstein which are better for the springs
     
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    Correct me if I am wrong, but s5 and sline suspension is I am presuming both dropped from factory, so maybe the below will help with the before and afters.

    H&R sport springs (35mm chasis drop)
    Billstein B8 Shocks (30mm-40mm lowered suspension)
    20mm Spacers each corner

    It has settled a few mm since this a year ago, but no scrape in multistories or any speedbumps, I drive a fair amount all over with work so seen pretty much every type of nasty bump/carpark with no issues.

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  19. V6 Quatt

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    Good point my A5 Quattro was on HnR
     
  20. A5CT

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    I don't want to derail this thread but sounds like I found the right audience regarding my spring/sport suspension question. I have that in a separate post above if you guys wouldn't mind taking a look....

    thanks
    Bob
     
  21. NC10

    NC10 Member Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Audi A5 Audi Cabriolet Owner Group S tronic S-line owners group

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    Copy and paste from a thread I started a while back courtesy of @Donny_DJ

    1BE (themore common 'Sport' suspension which is -20mm) or 1BV (the more rarer 'S-Line' suspension which is -30mm).

    Check your boot sticker to see what you've actually got, may help anyone looking to lower their car.
     
  22. flipmyflipper

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    Just an update. I went for H&R 35mm in the end. Absolutely perfect drop for my S-Line and it feels so much better. Thank you everyone for their advice on this. Looking at spacers now, what's everyone using? I was thinking 15mm all round?
     
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    MuPPeT_ON_TouR Well-Known Member Supercharged Sportback TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Silver Supporter Audi S5 Black Edition quattro OBD11 USER Deep Black Pearl DSG

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    15 front 20 rear with standard rotor alloys for me.

    The offset you have on your alloys and gapgto your arches will determine the spacers you can use.

    Best to measure it yourself. Lots of you tube videos on how with a quick search.
     
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    Cheers hows the S5
     
  27. JG51 AUD

    JG51 AUD Well-Known Member Team Glacier Supercharged TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Audi S5 Black Edition quattro

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    Loving it pal, booked in for MRC Stage 1 ECU & TCU remap in June, thought I'd give it some more power to go with it's Rs5 brake upgrade.:yes::racer:

    You doing AITP this year, you, me & Mac, A5,S5 & RS5 all in white, now that's a good photo. :thumbs up:

    JG
     

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