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    Established Member Two Rings PLAYRZ's Avatar
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    TT gets new wheels and coilovers

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    Recently completed installation of new suspension and wheels on the wife's TT so thought I would share.

    Wheels are VMR V710 in 19x8.5 ET35 all round with 245/35/19. Suspension setup includes Bilstein coilovers and K-Mac camber plates.



    Bilstein B14 coilover front assembly with K-Mac Street/Race II camber plates shown on the left.



    Bilstein B14 rear assembly.



    A few images of the wheels before fitting tires. These are VMR V710 in Gunmetal finish. 19x8.5 ET35.









    Time to get started.



    Front shock installed



    Wheels getting balanced. Tires are the factory 245/35/19. These actually sit much better on the 8.5 rim than the factory 9.0 which had a slight stretch.





    Wheels on ready for height adjustments and alignment.



    It was a bit of a challenge getting it on the ramps... but we got there in the end.

    All camber, caster and toe adjustments where able to be restored perfectly in spec with the use of the camber plates. Note that this was not possible before, even when just lowering with springs (I used H&R previously)









    A few final adjustments





    FYI, final ride heights...



    This setup thus far does not touch, scrub or foul any part of the car under all driving conditions.

    A few more image of the end result.







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    Veteran Member Three Rings Huey52's Avatar
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    Exceptional TT and exceptional photography. Well done!!
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    Established Member Two Rings Chuckster's Avatar
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    Looks great!
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    Hey Steve, time to get your shit togetherthis new guy is legit!! Play, you obviously know your way around a camera, Iím sure I speak for all of us when I ask for tons of local Australia pics. And seeing thatís your wifeís ride, letís see a pic of yours.
    Beautiful car, I really need to get my mods underway.
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    Established Member Two Rings BradB's Avatar
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    Very impressive! Gotta love shiny new parts. How do you compare the ride quality with the oem setup?
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    Established Member Two Rings PLAYRZ's Avatar
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    @Huey52 & @Chuckster Thanks for the positive feedback guys. I'm pleased with how it's turning out so far.

    @BradB, I always found the OEM ride quality to be firm to begin with, it was really the ridiculous wheel gap that annoyed me the most. Prior to fitting the Bilsteins I tried the H&R springs on OEM shocks. That setup was terrible in my experience. The ride was very harsh, and the car felt over damped. The Bilsteins don't suffer the same problem but are certainly firmer again over the OEM setup, not as harsh, jolting or "crashy" as the H&R's. They give you plenty of feedback (sometimes too much) and good control. They feel great at speed, but a little overdone around town.

    Given the car is used a daily drive, shopping, etc. in hindsight we should have optioned the magnetic ride to give us the option of a more relaxed setup when needed. It basically drives like the suspension is in a "Dynamic PLUS" mode all the time, which is great when you're on it, not so much when you're just want to cruise. All in all though, I would recommend the Bilsteins as a good option, I'm probably just getting too soft and can't handle the racecar spec anymore

    @ourlee here's a pic of my car. I'm usually over in the 5 threads. There should be some more pics in the link on my sig if you're interested, although I think most of them were destroyed by Photobucket when they changed up the rules.

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    Beautiful!
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    One of my all time favorite wheels.
    Amazing how much of a difference proper drop and wheels make.

    B14s are awesome. Best setup I've run on any of my Audis.

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    Established Member Two Rings PLAYRZ's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by coolwater View Post
    Amazing how much of a difference proper drop and wheels make.
    Completely agree. Can make or break the look of a car.
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