What have you done to your Audi A4 B7 today?

Pie-eyedpiper

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You think yours is too low at the rear?
Why on earth would you go back to S(hite) line springs?
I'd rather stick with 18" wheels and improved handling than 19" and it wallow and bump like an old barge.
I think mines about as good as she's ever going to be.
 

Jamsmoo

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I do think it’s a little low and I agree the ride was terrible on sline dampers and springs ,but I’m not laying the blame on the springs ..the sline springs must have a decent rating to sit that low and not bottom out under load ..I may be wrong but possibly the sline dampers after over 100k may have been partly to blame


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Mine s-line dampers were a bin job sub 50k miles.:shrug:
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Jamsmoo

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Comparing the 2 rear sline dampers rebound on removal they both went in the bin ,one was none existent the other took an age
I know the eibachs are more progressive but Im happy to give the slines a (free) chance with the b8s before shelling out for eibach pro for the rear


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Dan_G

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Found the RS4 rear ARB. It is 22mm. Couple of tiny bits of surface bubbling but other than that, brand new and never been fitted. Even came with fixings. Been sitting in my garage for 14 years!! Will Chuck it in the for sale section later.


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Pie-eyedpiper

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Found the RS4 rear ARB. It is 22mm. Couple of tiny bits of surface bubbling but other than that, brand new and never been fitted. Even came with fixings. Been sitting in my garage for 14 years!! Will Chuck it in the for sale section later.


How much are you asking?
It might be worth the hassle of swapping it again.
 

Pie-eyedpiper

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Don’t know what all the fuss is about with the s-line set up.

Mines stock and it handles like a beast, never missed a beat and I have a very spirited driving style!

That's because you clearly haven't tried Bilsteins.
Admittedly my old ones were old, but there really is no comparison.
 

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So today I collected my resprayed DTM bumper and it looks spanking... :yahoo: , i have new rings and brackets aswell and postman pat delivered some suitable adhesive tape to fit the outside PDC sensors.
All in good day, just need to fit it now, and sort out the lower grille covers ..:thumbs up:
 

tr7

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Found the RS4 rear ARB. It is 22mm. Couple of tiny bits of surface bubbling but other than that, brand new and never been fitted. Even came with fixings. Been sitting in my garage for 14 years!! Will Chuck it in the for sale section later.


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Pie-eyedpiper

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I am swapping to coil overs later in the year so will be good to reference against the s-lines

It isn't so much the Sportlines it's the Bilstein shocks. What are you running on?
 

jimmyjamms

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I’ll put a vote in for the bilstein b16s. Pss9. I’ve had mine in for 6+ years and they’re awesome. Having the adjustment for damping is handy, I firm the rears right up when towing the boat etc. takes 5 seconds


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I’m on the stock s-line springs and dampers. Cars on 141k miles and it handles really well.

Switching to coil overs later this year. Budget will be about £1000-£1200
Go B14's then Dan.
 

Jamsmoo

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Thought I’d give the rear sline springs another chance with b8s this time
My inability to stick with one set of wheels/offset /tyre size and having to ferry a family of 5 around speed bumped suburban streets means the eibach sportlines at the back had to go ,I gave spring assisters ago but were no help (maybe the eibachs will appear on classifieds )
Maybe look at getting some pro’s for the rear eventually.
At least it gave me an excuse to jet wash the arch liners ,wheels and give the callipers etc a good wiring brushing
After the recent arb talk here had a look at the ins and outs of getting mine off,how much needs to come out to remove and fit new ?
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AvantAlexB7

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Thought I’d give the rear sline springs another chance with b8s this time
My inability to stick with one set of wheels/offset /tyre size and having to ferry a family of 5 around speed bumped suburban streets means the eibach sportlines at the back had to go ,I gave spring assisters ago but were no help (maybe the eibachs will appear on classifieds )
Maybe look at getting some pro’s for the rear eventually.
At least it gave me an excuse to jet wash the arch liners ,wheels and give the callipers etc a good wiring brushing
After the recent arb talk here had a look at the ins and outs of getting mine off,how much needs to come out to remove and fit new ?

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Easy job fella, just need to drop the rear 3 exhaust hangers and unbolt the drop links so nice and straight forward. I fitted mine in half hour although was on a ramp. Deffo worth doing mine handles 110% better now
 

Pie-eyedpiper

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What size is stock sline rear arb ?..mine looked punny


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18mm.
My old was was easy enough to get off apart from one bolt holding a centre bush. No way was it coming out, so I had to recip saw it.
Much easier on a BRE also only having a single exhaust.
 

Pie-eyedpiper

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Well my O/S rear spring decided to let go on the way to work this morning, so thats yet another job to do...

Was it an original or replaced already?
 

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Well my O/S rear spring decided to let go on the way to work this morning, so thats yet another job to do...
pretty normal for OE s-line rear springs Alex.
one of mine snapped at 30k miles...shocking quality.
 

Pie-eyedpiper

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pretty normal for OE s-line rear springs Alex.
one of mine snapped at 30k miles...shocking quality.

I've had both rears snap in the past, looking at previous receipts.
I really don't understand why people rate S line springs at all.
 

AvantAlexB7

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Yes its annoying really as i have a spare pair of eibachs in the garage, but looking at how its sitting on the snapped side is about what the eibachs would give me roughly, and tbh its a little low for my liking, so ill just looking at replacing with like for like i think.

Also picked up a puncture yesterday morning too in the of of the newish front tyres! I had a leaning pile of Audi! Lol
 

UisT4

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Car failed MOT the other day, bracket where the rear sway bar mounts is cracked. Wish I'd seen if before because I spent so much time getting the front suspension tidied up I didn't think there would be anything up with the rear. Also something to think about for those fitting beefier sway bars...
Some come with strengthening plates to be welded in place before installing a thicker bar.
It could maybe be repaired in place but I've gone for a replacement subframe which I'll weld to strengthen and it will give me a chance to see what other bits need freshened up at the same time.
Fun part now is removing the damaged subframe, I couldn't find a how to but it doesn't look too difficult and in a couple of hours made decent progress removing various bits. Mrs just got a 2017 A3 S Line so will borrow that for a few days...
 

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Sounds like you guys are going through a problematic few weeks , just look on the brightside, they are jobs well done now. :yes: :thumbs up:
 

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Nothing special on the old bus, still need to get the repainted DTM bumper and grill fitted...just not enough hours in the day , working on the TT Quattro aswell so I'm spreading project time across many items..lol
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Dan_Avant

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Think I need a set of 18z’s.

Took the car out early this morning for an old ‘Italian tune up’ and it didn’t want to slow down.

Can I even fit 18z’s behind the SE Ronals?
 

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Changes are a foot on the B7 bus so i won't be using the DTM bumper now, a bit sad really as it is very nice, but i have something else lined up for the front end instead thats probably a bit more in keeping with things.
 

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We are all waiting the next installment :icon thumright:
 

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We are all waiting the next installment :icon thumright:
So am I..lol

DTM bumper is a great looking item but I'm just not 100% it's the right front end on an avant, i kept on look at it in the garage , then at pics on a few avants in different colours.
Maybe its the slightly chin effect of the it, I'm just ......
I then came across another solution that is more in keeping with the avant variant, well works for me that is.
So I've wasted another pocket of cash on another dtm bumper i wont be using, what am i like.
And now my TT needs some project work on it...oh the joys of projects.
 
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