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Suspension refresh

Andyb5tdi Apr 4, 2018

  1. Andyb5tdi

    Andyb5tdi B5 1.9TDi AFN saloon Audi A4 quattro TDi S-line owners group

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    I need to do the osf wheel bearing so figure in for a penny in for a pound.

    The suspension has done almost 200k miles, so is well due a refresh.
    I don't want so go silly (it's a daily) but also don't want to be fitting cheap parts .
    My plan is to replace:
    Both front wheel bearings
    All four top arms
    Bottom arms
    Track rod ends (have these already)
    All OEM quality

    While it's apart I figure the shocks would be good to do but it would be nice to drop it a bit at the same time, so I'm thinking a set of Eibach springs or H & R and a set of Bilstein shocks . I had B8 Bilstein on my E30 and they were phenomenal :) How do the others in the range compare?

    Also is it worth doing the top mounts while it's apart?

    Is there anything else worth doing while it's apart?

    Many thanks

    Andy
     
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  3. Samuel c5 Q

    Samuel c5 Q Active Member Silver Supporter VCDS Map User

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    Anti roll bars make a big difference. Beefing up the rear dials out understeer.
     
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  4. Andyb5tdi

    Andyb5tdi B5 1.9TDi AFN saloon Audi A4 quattro TDi S-line owners group

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    Thank you, already on the list for the B6, not sure I drive the Tdi hard enough to Benefit from it though
     
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  5. aragorn

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

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    Bilstein B12 kit comes with Eibach Springs and Bilstein shocks. Its the perfect combo for a road car IMO.
     
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  6. DPM

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    As above, the Bilstein B12 kit would be a great option and then I'd also recommend changing the top mounts and bearings.

    Let me know if we can be any help with info or prices.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
     
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  7. Andyb5tdi

    Andyb5tdi B5 1.9TDi AFN saloon Audi A4 quattro TDi S-line owners group

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    Thanks guys, do the B12 kits use B8 shocks?
    DPM, I looked on your website but couldn't see a price?

    Andy
     
  8. DPM

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    They do yes, B8 shocks matched with EIbach springs.

    If you PM over all your vehicle details we'll get a price for you.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
     

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