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Today after work I installed my new H&R sport springs and bilstein sports shocks with a little help from my boss. Niether of us had ever done suspension work on an A4 before, it was surprisingly easier than I expected. Took us about 2 hours and 45 mins to take everything apart an install the new spring shocks. The install would have been significantly harder (near impossible) except for the fact I work at a used car dealership and we have a full set of hand tool, air tools, etc. I wouldn't recommed doing the suspension on your own unless you have all the necessary tools. Anyway, I ordered my parts from http://www.awe-tuning.com, their customer service is second to none, I've bought almost all my mods from them, never a bad expericence. I got the new bilstein shocks with the extra grooves for adjusting the spring perches. I installed them at the lowest settings all around, and boy an I pleased with the results. For anyone who has wanted the suspension drop of race springs, without the race spring ride, this is the way to go. I'll post pics when I get a chance, prolly after waterfest
, if you're going to the show, be on the look-out for a Silver A4 riding nice an low on 18's with VT plates and a skinny white kid behind the wheel, odds are, it'll be me
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Re: (Not_Quite_Jdm)

Ask and you shall recieve

I just want to explain myself in regard to the first pic. That pic was taken 2years ago, before I knew any better than to put big wheels on stock suspension, I thought it was sweet then, no I think it looks goofy as hell.
BEFORE (Whoa, 4X4 sweet!) Note: I no longer own the 17in Borbet T's


AFTER



What ya think?
The pics aren't the best, I'll get better ones with my new wheels on after the weekend. My new 18's are arriving today, as soon as I bolt them on I'm hitting the road to waterfest

Modified by BahnFIRE at 11:59 AM 7-18-2003


Modified by BahnFIRE at 12:45 PM 7-18-2003
 

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I'm going to replace my suspension in a couple weeks too. I've been looking around and have to make a decision on what I'm going to buy.
My criteria is:
Stock ride comfort (I currently have the sport suspension)
Slightly lower ride (just a little maybe 1.0")
Less body roll on hard corners
My options:
Bilstein sport struts and H&R sport springs
or
Bilstein sport struts and APR roll control springs
I was hoping that a few people could make comments on both so I could make up my mind. I'm not familiar with any of these brands and can't say that buying suspension kits is an easy thing to do. Once it is installed, there's really no going back.
On my last car I had an Eibach pro-kit and KYB AGX adjustables. That car had the harshest ride ever. My wife hated it so much that she rarely would ride in the car. That is why I'm worried about the springs here. I'd like to try the roll control springs but, fear that they may be softer than the sport ones. I'm also afraid that the H&Rs may be too hard for when the family is in the car.
Comments anyone?.....


Modified by turbo90awd at 10:20 AM 7-20-2003
 
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