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ActiveMonkey
02-12-2007, 11:53 PM
Drove from my home in Pleasant Hill out to Modacar in Livermore to pick up some Eibach Pro-Kit Springs I had ordered. Drove home and my garage was full of crap and a 67 camaro so I grabbed some tools and headed to the girlfriends house. Well the rain sucked and there were some slight issues with air compressor I was using... it sucked. But I managed to get the front springs on there and it took the original gap of 5 fingers down to just over 2 fingers. It was dark and camera was out of battery, but was able to get a few pictures of before and in the process...

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n131/ActiveMonkey/IMGP0211.jpg

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n131/ActiveMonkey/IMGP0212.jpg

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n131/ActiveMonkey/IMGP0213.jpg

I HATE SPRING COMPRESSORS!
http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n131/ActiveMonkey/IMGP0215.jpg

Ado
02-12-2007, 11:59 PM
congratulations on the new springs. i know what you mean about the gaps. looks like you had fun. now go for a ride.

ProOnThaSnow
02-13-2007, 02:16 AM
Replace the springs and shocks at the same time... no need for a spring compressor! We need some "after" shots!

MultiAudis
02-13-2007, 05:54 AM
^^^yeah
if you have sport suspension (which it doesn't look like you do) you need to do the shocks at the same time or you are going to destroy your stockers at a much faster rate.

JMaxx93
02-13-2007, 06:51 AM
I think everyone understands that you should replace the shocks at the same time. I think it should be required for anyone who states the obvious to pay for your shocks. Or at least go halvsies.....

TQMB5
02-13-2007, 07:37 AM
haha ^^^, and if you replaced the shocks and springs how would you not need a spring compressor?

MultiAudis
02-13-2007, 07:41 AM
and if you replaced the shocks and springs how would you not need a spring compressor?

wondering the same thing?? I def remember needing them when I replaced my shocks/springs.

ProOnThaSnow
02-13-2007, 07:53 AM
ok, maybe I'm off... I come from "Honda-World"... we never needed a spring compressor when putting aftermarket springs on aftermarket struts, but Audis are prob different. At least if you replace them at the same time, you don't have to disassemble the stockers.

JMaxx93
02-13-2007, 07:53 AM
Well, when you replace your springs and shocks in your imagination, you don't need a spring compressor.

94jedi
02-13-2007, 08:08 AM
LOL, I needed a spring compressor....don't know how you cna get away w/o one unless you're buying used c/o's already assembled but even then...

ActiveMonkey
02-13-2007, 08:47 AM
^^^yeah
if you have sport suspension (which it doesn't look like you do) you need to do the shocks at the same time or you are going to destroy your stockers at a much faster rate.

No, i don't have a "Sport" Suspension. However i had replaced my suspension with S4 Springs & Springs. Jason w/ Stasis, while at the stoneridge meet, told me that the S4 shocks were better than the sport and could handle some aftermarket sport springs no problem. The only reason my car looks like it has non-sport suspension was because it's not as heavy as an S4.


If i went with some H&R Race they might get destroyed in a hundred miles or so, but not S4 Shocks with 40k miles on them. I'll be fine until i get some Blisten Shocks or something.

SeanF
02-13-2007, 09:27 AM
yea, youll be fine...

shocks wear out... thats just how things go... they have a life of about 115k miles according to audi... i replaced my springs at 90k with an eibach prokit, and replaced my shocks at 115k with bilstein adjustable sports...

sure my shocks were likely toast... but they were already on their way out before i put the pro-kit on...

and to the guy who said "you dont need spring compressors, we didnt with hondas"..... these arent hondas...

thats like saying you can run a 24" wheel, because you can do it on a chevy caprice... they are different cars...

ActiveMonkey
02-13-2007, 10:19 AM
thats like saying you can run a 24" wheel, because you can do it on a chevy caprice... they are different cars...

"This isn't east oakland." LMAO!

ActiveMonkey
02-13-2007, 11:13 AM
Crappy lighting, but here's the front.

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n131/ActiveMonkey/IMG_1349.jpg

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n131/ActiveMonkey/IMG_1348.jpg

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n131/ActiveMonkey/IMG_1351.jpg

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n131/ActiveMonkey/IMG_1347.jpg

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n131/ActiveMonkey/IMG_1350.jpg

BeeFiveQuattro
02-13-2007, 11:16 AM
The only reason my car looks like it has non-sport suspension was because it's not as heavy as an S4.

Goes to show how much heavier S4's are

ActiveMonkey
02-13-2007, 11:21 AM
Yea. It did handle much better with the S4 suspension, but the ride height just sucked. Here's the difference.

http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n131/ActiveMonkey/OldVSnew.jpg

ProOnThaSnow
02-13-2007, 11:24 AM
and to the guy who said "you dont need spring compressors, we didnt with hondas"..... these arent hondas...

thats like saying you can run a 24" wheel, because you can do it on a chevy caprice... they are different cars...



ok, maybe I'm off... I come from "Honda-World"... we never needed a spring compressor when putting aftermarket springs on aftermarket struts, but Audis are prob different. At least if you replace them at the same time, you don't have to disassemble the stockers.


I'm glad you took that completely outta context. Fucking brilliant you are, just fucking brilliant.

ActiveMonkey
02-13-2007, 11:31 AM
lol... Either way it's not fun. But with the Air Gun made it 1000x easier.

SurferForever
02-13-2007, 11:36 AM
wow what a difference. Thats hardcore 4x4 in the before shot

ProOnThaSnow
02-13-2007, 11:38 AM
Yeah, gotta use air anytime you can, makes the job go so much quicker, and not only that, it doesn't kill your arms. Good job on the install, the car looks MUCH better!