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duvinclunk
11-22-2006, 07:52 PM
I know this is not the suspension forum but I thought since i wanted to only know about those with B5's I thought I'd post this hear.

Well I am going to order some coilovers here very soon but can't decide what kinda I want. I've seen: Koni, H&R, Stasis, and Tein. It's a hard descion but I want to keep it around $1200. Not higher.

Well what do you have and how do you like them? What would you recommend in the way of coilovers?

Thanks in advance...

RudeBwoi
11-22-2006, 08:16 PM
H&R S4 coilovers. They get low, but feel kinda soft to me

sean1.8t
11-22-2006, 08:33 PM
none[=(]

but in the spring im putting on PSS9's.. at least im 99.9% sure those are the ones i want

TQMB5
11-22-2006, 09:25 PM
h&R s4 coilovers
i rub though.

sushi_turbo
11-22-2006, 09:41 PM
KW V1 coilovers. Very stiff and had them for the past two years.

SFexBOY
11-23-2006, 05:49 AM
H&R S4 Coilovers

RudeBwoi
11-23-2006, 06:02 AM
oh yea, i rub too

buck
11-23-2006, 06:37 AM
Koni - no rubbin

TighTT
11-23-2006, 07:55 AM
KW V3's. Stiff if you want...but not harsh...no rubbing.

20vTa4
11-23-2006, 08:03 AM
PSS9's here, Great ride and they go low enough to do some damage if you're not carefu[:D] Do not get Weitec, they were great on my GTI, but the A4 app. has a really shitty bushing design on the lower part of the rear shock, they kept coming apart and I went through a 6 month ordeal trying to return them, stick with Bilstein H&R, Koni, etc def. worth the extra money.........Whatever you get make sure you lube up the threads, I just had a bitch of a time last weekend trying to raise my car a little........................

onemoremile
11-23-2006, 08:41 AM
I ran KW Inox V1 for a couple seasons. They were great on the track and on smooth roads but most of our roads up here are terrible. By mid summer the interior was squeaking and rattling.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b397/onemoremile/IMG_2186.jpg

brlukosk
11-23-2006, 09:48 AM
Gossow Sport coilovers.

Adjustable dampening via a dial on the side of each shock. Made in germany for the B5.

My interior is shot...

SeanF
11-23-2006, 10:30 AM
yea :( i dont like the fact that my interior is rattling apart..

slmmda4
11-23-2006, 10:30 AM
koni here, and i only rub sometimes bc im so low[:D]

StreetUrchin
11-23-2006, 10:48 AM
Koni's no rub.

clconversion
11-23-2006, 10:48 AM
PSS9's and H sport sways great combo definetly worth the money

alen
11-23-2006, 10:51 AM
Vogtlands and I'm happy to report my interior is rattling :(

smoothie
11-23-2006, 11:19 AM
this is making me want to get stock sport suspension.....:( i hate falling apart interiors.... i have enough experience with that crap....no fun [down]

Poopie
11-23-2006, 12:05 PM
stasis coilovers. Anyone want to buy my old set up? Grooved Bilsteins (just purchased 200 miles ago from AWE) and grooved sachs sporting struts in the rear with sachs sport springs. Ride quality is pretty good. I'm just looking for more adjustability.

Black92LX
11-23-2006, 12:14 PM
Konis don't have the interior rattling though. Pretty decent ride.
If you have lots of people in the car it can be a rough ride sometimes.

But handling is great

sean1.8t
11-23-2006, 01:08 PM
Originally posted by smoothie
this is making me want to get stock sport suspension.....:( i hate falling apart interiors.... i have enough experience with that crap....no fun [down]

ill sell you mine in the spring for pretty cheap if you want

karmad
11-23-2006, 01:21 PM
Can anyone tell me which way i should go with my suspension, i have stock sprt right now but want more control with no loss in comfort, still want that smooth ride with added control?

salz2135
11-23-2006, 02:58 PM
stasis ohlins would do that

bOOOOstedAudi
11-23-2006, 03:24 PM
kw v2 and i rub like a mutha****a but they handle so damn nicely

duvinclunk
11-23-2006, 05:58 PM
Thanks for the reply's. Its not sounding good to me that the interior starts to rattle or whatever. Is there anyway to make the rattling stop?

TQMB5
11-23-2006, 06:18 PM
keep your stock sport and get as set of H-sport sway bars

sean1.8t
11-23-2006, 07:38 PM
Originally posted by salz2135
stasis ohlins would do that

ha yes they would.. but you have to be made of money to get them

bellofello
11-23-2006, 08:39 PM
I've heard nothing but good things about StaSiS, all of their products seem to work incredible. Motorsports if you're hardcore and rich, tracksports for still rich, and the streetsports are said to be comfortable no rub and no interior rattle. I'd go StaSiS like I am in the spring. Hopefully for an s4 instead of my car though!

smoothie
11-23-2006, 09:05 PM
i'll keep that in mind sean... i'll add you to my buddy list or something [up]

Cosmic Fur
11-23-2006, 10:34 PM
How come no one is mentioning Bilsteins? Overpriced?

tkarwin
11-23-2006, 10:47 PM
Bilstein PSS9s are hot. It is an aggressively tuned street kit. I love mine.

Mawhitey
11-24-2006, 07:00 AM
FK and not a rub here

RudeBwoi
11-24-2006, 09:24 AM
interior rattles here also. Its just that the car is so much more rigid, that something somewhere has to start giving. Nature of the beast.

sandnessmj
11-24-2006, 09:34 AM
Since this thread is open already, what would be the most "comfortable" coilover setup, with say, around 1-1.5" of drop? Just thinking for the future, really...

duvinclunk
11-24-2006, 10:26 AM
Originally posted by sandnessmj
Since this thread is open already, what would be the most "comfortable" coilover setup, with say, around 1-1.5" of drop? Just thinking for the future, really...
yeah id like to know that myself too...

tkarwin
11-24-2006, 10:49 AM
Originally posted by duvinclunk
yeah id like to know that myself too...
Koni, stasis streetsports. They have the lowest spring rates of the batch.

98a4
11-24-2006, 10:49 AM
KW V1's and I'll die by them.
I'm one of the lowest a4's you will find and after 3 years with them, ride is amazing and they spin by hand after a full NE winter.
<33

fred2ka4
11-24-2006, 12:17 PM
I have grooved Bilstein's (on the lowest setting front and back) w/ H&R sport springs. I don't rub, and my interior is not falling apart and I drive my car 100 miles round trip every day. Do you really need the adjustability, because I have a very good ride and I like the stance of my car alot. Not to low and not to high. Just right ....[up]

Also does the $1,200 include labor or are you going to install them yourself? I know you were asking about coil-overs, but I just wanted to try and help you to keep your options open.

klintman
11-24-2006, 01:00 PM
im running the konis(1.25in drop). very stock like ride quality at lower speeds. can get pretty tight and stiff feeling at higher speeds over bumpy road. much better handeling at any speed. no rub.

i would get the stasis street sport. they are the konis except the spring perches are much nicer. stasis sets the rebound to what their experience feels is best.

salz2135
11-24-2006, 01:07 PM
Originally posted by sean1.8t
ha yes they would.. but you have to be made of money to get them

is anyone on here running ohlins? I'm curious.

sean1.8t
11-24-2006, 01:48 PM
Originally posted by salz2135
is anyone on here running ohlins? I'm curious.

i've talked to the GM of STaSIS, who has them on his stg 3 s4 and his B7 a4 and he, although he is biased, swears by them. i've seen some videos of his s4 at the track and they are absolutely amazing.. they perform and feel like no other..

if i had 4 G's lying around i would get them

Rons01B5
11-24-2006, 05:55 PM
Koni Coilovers, set at 35% rebound, they are very nice for a daily drive, they handle pretty good. Next summer i plan to take em out and raise the rebound a little.

I noticed after 8 months with the coilovers on, my interior is begining to creek and rattle a little more.

onemoremile
11-24-2006, 06:42 PM
Originally posted by TQMB5
keep your stock sport and get as set of H-sport sway bars

that's my winter setup. it is still fully capable of track duty too.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b397/onemoremile/gingermandecreasingradiusdoubleapex.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b397/onemoremile/gingermandoubleapex.jpg

spec-4
11-26-2006, 08:41 PM
H&R S4 coilovers

Good: better handling, comfortable, no interior rattling

Bad: Rub Rub Rub even at highest setting (with 18x8 and 32et), but installed suspension mounts and no more rubbing! threads are not stainless steel and have rusted SHUT.

RyanSA4
11-26-2006, 09:18 PM
I love my Vogtland's. Don't really notice any new interior rattles at all. But if you're looking for an adjustable setup that's comfortable look at the Koni's or Stasis Street Sports.

duvinclunk
11-27-2006, 08:10 PM
whats the real difference between the koni's and the stasis coilovers?

scott_eh4
11-27-2006, 09:30 PM
I've got H&Rs and have had no rubbing because of them. they work great

SchnellB5
11-28-2006, 01:44 AM
PSS9's are sitting next to my engine waiting to go on, h&r ultra's would be my second reasonable choice though. BUt, only if you are looking for something stiff

bOOOOstedAudi
11-28-2006, 03:23 AM
Originally posted by 98a4
KW V1's and I'll die by them.
I'm one of the lowest a4's you will find and after 3 years with them, ride is amazing and they spin by hand after a full NE winter.
<33
i have the v2 and im gonna have to tell you that i am the lowest

loustylez
11-28-2006, 07:13 AM
fight!

sounds like i'll be going for some koni or stassis co's then. thx for the feedback fellas.

streamline
11-28-2006, 07:27 AM
I have Stassis Street Sports, i like them alot, really good quality, ride is better than stock, no rubbing. They definitely are not the stiffest out there, but if you are looking to drop the car and maintain a comfy ride they are definitely the way to go. Personally after such good impressions of stassis I want tracksports now to add more adjustability, but i havent had any rich uncles leave me any money yet.

Rons01B5
11-28-2006, 08:12 AM
Stasis and Koni are the same, the only thing is that Stasis pre sets the rebound for optimum handling and ride quality, and i think they give you directions in english.

duvinclunk
11-28-2006, 04:57 PM
Originally posted by Rons01B5
Stasis and Koni are the same, the only thing is that Stasis pre sets the rebound for optimum handling and ride quality, and i think they give you directions in english.
can you set the koni's rebound to match the stasis'? how easy would that be?

Rons01B5
11-28-2006, 05:28 PM
yes you can, you can go from stock reebound 0%, to 100% rebound for a very agressive setup. I am notr sure what stasis sets them at though. Adjusting them is pretty easy once you make sense of the picture direction they give you. You use and allen wrench to adjust it. I think 180 degree turn is 25% (correct me if im wrong, i can't remember)

98a4
11-28-2006, 06:08 PM
Originally posted by bOOOOstedAudi
i have the v2 and im gonna have to tell you that i am the lowest


Judging by your pictures, its not even close...

Sorry, you LOOSE!

ground to fender height?[race]

duvinclunk
11-28-2006, 06:20 PM
Originally posted by Rons01B5
yes you can, you can go from stock reebound 0%, to 100% rebound for a very agressive setup. I am notr sure what stasis sets them at though. Adjusting them is pretty easy once you make sense of the picture direction they give you. You use and allen wrench to adjust it. I think 180 degree turn is 25% (correct me if im wrong, i can't remember)
rons01b5 what is your ride like? do you drive in snow at all?

JTDec17
11-28-2006, 07:04 PM
no TEIN Basics? anybody runing tein basics? I need to know also haha I'm debateing whether to get koni coilovers or Tein basics. Also...HOW do you stop the rattleing?

Rons01B5
11-29-2006, 05:49 PM
Originally posted by duvinclunk
rons01b5 what is your ride like? do you drive in snow at all?

the ride is pretty nice, it is not harsh at all. At 35% rebound it is a lttle stiffer than stock sport suspension but handles much better. No i have not driven in snow yet, but i am planning to raise it up an inch or 2 for the winter.

duvinclunk
11-29-2006, 06:07 PM
Originally posted by Rons01B5
the ride is pretty nice, it is not harsh at all. At 35% rebound it is a lttle stiffer than stock sport suspension but handles much better. No i have not driven in snow yet, but i am planning to raise it up an inch or 2 for the winter.
are you still gonna roll the 18s in the snow?

Slapshotnerd
12-04-2006, 07:09 AM
B+G's, and I love em!!

I had to raise them up to keep my tires from rubbong on the upper control arms :)

sliverwagon
12-04-2006, 07:43 AM
when I had a b5 I had koni C/Os they were sick had them on the car for 2 and a half years and them them

King18TQuattro
12-04-2006, 08:24 AM
I just ordered Tracksports with 600(F) and 700(R). I will post pics and info when I install them in the next month.

loustylez
12-04-2006, 10:08 AM
PSS9's gettin put on this friday, beaches. can't wait can't wait can't wait. way too much $$$ but oh well... f'it.

slmmda4
12-04-2006, 12:38 PM
you better slamm it, cant go wrong with slammin it [;)]

Rons01B5
12-04-2006, 12:41 PM
Originally posted by duvinclunk
are you still gonna roll the 18s in the snow?

nope, im putting my stockers on this weekend or the next

loustylez
12-04-2006, 01:59 PM
Originally posted by slmmda4
you better slamm it, cant go wrong with slammin it [;)]
function > fashion. my stock sport suspension looks a little higher in the front than in the back, so i'll prolly drop the front down 1.5-2 and the back .5-1, depending on how it looks and what settings the PSS9's have.

98a4
12-04-2006, 02:58 PM
Fuction? blah
Dump it!You have very little mods so at this point go for looks, do function once you car has the proper supporting mods.

Low and Slow

lud
12-04-2006, 04:12 PM
kw v2 here

sean1.8t
12-04-2006, 07:34 PM
Originally posted by 98a4
Low and Slow
blah....

you remind me of a kid i know that has a Chrisler 300 slammed on 22's..

i just don't get it [confused]

loustylez
12-04-2006, 07:50 PM
function > fashion means not having a car riding in the dirt and bottoming out on every dip in the road... or a sewage drain and getting my oil pan ripped off like whoever posted pics of that last week or so.

it'll look clean, but i don't like the look you got where the wheel wells are drooping over the tires.

Pointmeby
12-04-2006, 07:51 PM
've had the Konis with Sport and Race Springs. Both are very nice setups. Running the Penske's now since the car is on the track 90% of the time.

LboogieG12
12-04-2006, 09:02 PM
Originally posted by duvinclunk
I know this is not the suspension forum but I thought since i wanted to only know about those with B5's I thought I'd post this hear.

Well I am going to order some coilovers here very soon but can't decide what kinda I want. I've seen: Koni, H&R, Stasis, and Tein. It's a hard descion but I want to keep it around $1200. Not higher.

Well what do you have and how do you like them? What would you recommend in the way of coilovers?

Thanks in advance...


i've test driven a 2001 S4 w/ H&R c/o's & they seemed pretty soft to me. i have ground controls on my 98 M3 450#F/525#R & the setup is perfect for street use.

personally, i like coilovers in the 500#/in range. anything less may be too soft for the road, of course, depending on your shocks & your preference for ride comfort.

try to test drive a B5 w/ those coilover setups you mentioned & see which you like. i'd go w/ the stasis track sport setup - 500#F/600#R (normal street usage).

good luck & keep us posted. [:)]

duvinclunk
12-05-2006, 06:56 AM
Originally posted by LboogieG12
try to test drive a B5 w/ those coilover setups you mentioned & see which you like.
I'd really like to do that but I don't know any Audi guys here in Houston. Just got my car so haven't even looked into the euro meets yet...