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New front suspension and shock absorbers/springs help/advice

xtrbg Nov 8, 2019

  1. xtrbg

    xtrbg New Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I'm new here and a new,proud owner of a A4 b6 Avant 1.8T(BEX engine) quattro sport. :nogarors4:

    So, the time has come to change all 4 shock absorbers and maybe sprigs as well(no idea how to check if they are due for a change) and front suspension as well.

    At the moment I'm thinking to buy bilstein b4's all around and for the suspension I've been looking in ebay and I've found this : https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/16mm-CON...=2624228693802195bdfe9875492ba1338e27b7b1efcc. 4 years warranty is very tempting = german made. In truth I need to change just the arms but since I'm going to change them I think is better to change the whole lot and be done with it. If you have better ideas/suggestions please do share them .
    The b4 bilstein I've found are https://www.euspares.co.uk/parts/bilstein/638568 and https://www.euspares.co.uk/parts/bilstein/638569. The second one in the description it says for sports suspension and mine being Sport I'm thinking i should get the ones for sport suspension?
    As for the springs, I've done a bit of research and most people seem to recommend Eibach, here are links to them: https://www.euspares.co.uk/parts/eibach/12831987 https://www.euspares.co.uk/parts/eibach/282482 https://www.euspares.co.uk/parts/eibach/7518504 and again you have for normal chassis and for sports suspension...

    Now the last thing is that I don't want to make the ride any stiffer and/or lower that it already is, so with this in mind i'm asking you to help me out as much as you can.

    Thank you.

    P.S. I used the search engine to find a similar thread with no success...
     

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  3. quattrogone

    quattrogone Quattro Back!

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    Looks tidy, I'd get used to spending time in the fuel station :dizzy:
     
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  4. Darashen

    Darashen New Member

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    That arm kit looks too cheap. Very similar to the skv kits I looked at for my cabriolet which had the wrong arms in. I used a febi bilstein kit which was around £250 and was very happy with the quality.
     
  5. xtrbg

    xtrbg New Member

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    I love the stance it has and the color,yeah. And the petrol station visits are quite often but I try not to think about it :grinning: To me it's worth the fun and pleasure the car gives me plus it's my first Audi and Audi is my favourite car brand, so I got one of my biggest dreams fulfilled :relaxed:
     
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    xtrbg New Member

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    It's very cheap. yes. What i like is the supposed german quality and the 4 year warranty. I've looked into the skv kits as well and various others but at the moment I'm pressed for money... and I can't push back the change much longer as the arms are making noise when turning.
     
  7. stevey83

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    Ive used a similar cheap kit on my car. No complaints but i only fitted it this year, and dont drive much tbh.
     
  8. spartacus 68

    spartacus 68 Active Member Team Ibis quattro Audi A2 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Avoid that Ebay suspension kit. Only fit Meyle HD or Lemforder. I've used the Meyle HD suspension components a few times (4 year warranty) and it's the dog's danglies. Rebuilt the suspension on my A4 B5 2.5 TDI quattro avant sport (aka Amtrak locomotive) long gone now, but the point I'm making is don't go to the expense of renewing the suspension and use cheap kit. The car's tracking needs to be checked afterwards and only torque upper arms with wheels on the ground or you'll stress rubber bushes. Check threads for front suspension pinch bolts by the way. Heat is your only friend.
     
  9. xtrbg

    xtrbg New Member

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    Thank you for the advice. I'll see what are my options money wise. The tracking will be done of course. Don't the pinch bolts come with the kit? And the "heat is your only friend" I don't understand at all :flushed:
     
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    xtrbg New Member

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    If I go with the eibach pro-kit springs will the tires start wearing off due to friction against the body of the car(it's late and I'm tired, so sorry for the mess of a sentence)? My tires are 235/40 R 18.
     
  11. Darashen

    Darashen New Member

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    The pinch bolts on the front upper arms tend to be seized into the suspension upright and are an utter pig to remove.

    I only did the lower arms on my car because I could see the bolts were seized on the Uppers and the upper arms were OK. I will have to do it at some point though. You can use an air hammer to vibrate them loose but space is tight.

    I would also recommend purchasing a laser 3525 ball joint separator for the lower ball joints. Standard splitter forks won't do the job. Jam the laser tool in there nice and tight than crank the screw on it as tight as you can then tap the side of the arm with a hammer and it will pop free. Spent hours trying other tools without success then removed all four ball joints in 10 minutes with the laser tool.
     

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