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Euro
05-13-2008, 03:41 PM
I wanted to make this thread to see how low everybody else is.

Post your ride height (ground to fender), what your lowered on and a good picture if you have one.
I'll start.

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l239/beemerbuyer/Audi/topofFrontwheel.jpg

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l239/beemerbuyer/Audi/Frontwheel.jpg

http://i97.photobucket.com/albums/l239/beemerbuyer/Audi/Rearwheel.jpg

Front Measured : 25.25 inches
Rear Measured : 25.25 inches

Im lowered on Koni/Statis Coilovers... Im no where near the lowest I can go but I still rub in the front under hard cornering.

Im going to have my Fenders rolled when I have some extra cash/ time. So we'll see if that stops me from rubbing. If it does Im probably going to lower the front just a little bit more and lower the rear a lot more. [wrench] [evilsmile]

Overboostin
05-13-2008, 03:50 PM
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p211/thepapacman/DSC00036.jpg
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p211/thepapacman/n669712950_357924_7614.jpg
It's about 24 in the front, 24.25 in the back, I don't remember exactly. I'm on h&r ultralows with a bunch of room left to drop

A4tsleeper
05-13-2008, 04:13 PM
Here is a few of my truck i think ground to fender i win haha. Sorry ill go out and take some pics of the audi.

My first week with it:

http://a729.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/14/l_f075b3b1c3ac8c79ad78cdabf9c05570.jpg

Then a 6mo later:

http://b8.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/01131/88/92/1131552988_l.jpg

http://a734.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/44/l_8b250603f8c5c0949955a216ba7efa25.jpg

Then one i body droped in:

http://a532.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/11/l_85c89fe4f11c5181d5a7f6f7636c1b53.jpg

http://b1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/01301/11/63/1301433611_l.jpg

http://a159.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/21/l_d0d05d9b4ed15bbfe75ed4a064835a26.jpg

http://b5.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/01428/56/68/1428098665_l.jpg

http://a477.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/23/l_277ff704240940d2b68d813ad5c929a4.jpg

Overboostin
05-13-2008, 04:15 PM
Nice Thursday bird on the truck.

A4tsleeper
05-13-2008, 04:39 PM
http://www.cepavw.org/phpBB2/userpix/199_VAG_Fair_037_1.jpg

http://www.cepavw.org/phpBB2/userpix/199_VAG_Fair_028_1.jpg

http://www.cepavw.org/phpBB2/userpix/448_IMG_5348_copy2_1.jpg

http://www.cepavw.org/phpBB2/userpix/448_IMG_5319_copy2_1.jpg

http://www.cepavw.org/phpBB2/userpix/448_IMG_5269_copy2_1.jpg

Car sits 24.5 in the front and 24.75 in the rear on 235/35 19 they are 19"x8.5"

wheel and tire Overall Diameter: 25.47 in 646.93 mm

AudiRacerS4
05-13-2008, 04:43 PM
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y109/tooxtreme8813/IMG_1147.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y109/tooxtreme8813/IMG_1148.jpg

Lazer Viking
05-13-2008, 04:47 PM
17x7.5
23.5" in the front
24" in the rear
http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/9148/dsc000211uj1.jpg

bob12312357
05-13-2008, 04:49 PM
http://s266.photobucket.com/albums/ii250/bob12312357/?action=view&current=PLANECAR.jpg
I sit on stock sport springs and damnit i can't upload pics. How do I do that?

bbkid43
05-13-2008, 08:33 PM
about 24.65" all around

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y203/bbkid43/fallpic04-1.jpg

Euro
05-14-2008, 12:21 AM
Damn... you boys are low.

AudiRacerS4, tell me something about that front lip... Me likey. [:D]
and what's your ground to fender measurement?

Keep em coming. I want to see more.

AudiRacerS4
05-14-2008, 12:59 AM
Damn... you boys are low.

AudiRacerS4, tell me something about that front lip... Me likey. [:D]
and what's your ground to fender measurement?

Keep em coming. I want to see more.

seat cupra r lip [;)]

onemoremile
05-14-2008, 05:33 AM
I don't remember the measurements but I always measured from the center of the wheel to the fenderlip anyway. That takes the tire out of the equation and gives you an actual suspension measurement. It is about 3/4" lower with the track tires than street tires since they are 235/40-17 and shaved. That lack of tread lowered the car enough to give it a better center of gravity without increasing the roll couple like over-lowering does. Still, it was a little too low for serious track work.

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

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b397/onemoremile/IMG_2033_small.jpg

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

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b397/onemoremile/IMG_2093.jpg

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b397/onemoremile/IMG_2089.jpg

Back up to stock sport height now. I think it looks tougher this way. It is tougher in real life since it isn't afraid of speedbumps or dirt roads and doesn't bottom out at trailheads anymore.
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b397/onemoremile/IMG_4886.jpg

Baudi18t
05-14-2008, 08:32 AM
with a measurement of 25" all around, how much tread on the coils would be remaining? just want to measure out the coils and not have to do much adjusting

onemoremile
05-14-2008, 08:44 AM
That depends completely on which coilovers you have. It is easier to lower the car than to raise it so start a bit high.

Euro
05-14-2008, 11:40 AM
with a measurement of 25" all around, how much tread on the coils would be remaining? just want to measure out the coils and not have to do much adjusting

I measured 24.25 all around and there is still a lot of room to go lower.

If I had to guess I would say around 2 inches in the front and 1.5 inches in the back.


I found this to be sorta cool...


Stasis has some good guidlines for ride height / alignment:

Conservative Street Setup
Between 1/16 and 1/32 TOE IN front and 1/32 TOE IN rear
Ride height at 25.875” front and 26.000” rear
(–1.0 camber front)
Aggressive Street Setup
Between 1/32 and 0 TOE IN on all four corners
Ride height at 25.500” front and 25.625” rear
(–1.5 to –1.75 camber front)
Track Setup
Between 0 and 1/16 TOE OUT on all four corners
Ride height at 25.000” front and 25.250” rear
(–2.0 to –3.0 camber front)

WARNING! The Track Setup alignment recommendations are not for the street and will result in serious straight line instability. STaSIS accepts no responsibility with its alignment suggestions.

d_maniac
05-14-2008, 12:07 PM
that truck is LOW

B5Burn
05-14-2008, 01:51 PM
I think I am 25" front, 25.5" rear on STaSIS SS's... but I want to bump the rear end up .5" (this week end, she is back on the road!! yay!!)

http://members.shaw.ca/billreburn/B5/Intro/Peekaboo4.jpg

A4tsleeper
05-14-2008, 05:05 PM
Yea the truck layed frame till i body dropped it. Now it lays pinch weld and have .25 till i hit the frame.

onemoremile
05-14-2008, 05:24 PM
70 years ago body dropping was called channeling. Non channeled rides were hi-boys. The more things change the more they stay the same.

your moms wagon
05-14-2008, 06:24 PM
ohh i wanna play, i can safely say im the lowwest on coilovers [:D]

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e229/jetta96/7-2.jpg

lowwerd on H&R ultra lows and im not sure my ground to fender.

jbrentd
05-14-2008, 06:52 PM
25" all around on StreetSports.
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w192/jbrentd/2001%20A4%20Avant/IMG_5295.jpg

Lazer Viking
05-14-2008, 07:33 PM
ohh i wanna play, i can safely say im the lowwest on coilovers [:D]

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e229/jetta96/7-2.jpg

lowwerd on H&R ultra lows and im not sure my ground to fender.

till you post specs you didnt win yet [>_<]

your moms wagon
05-14-2008, 07:45 PM
Party pooper, ill get those numbers for you tomaro boss, but I think I may be holdin the title.

Lazer Viking
05-14-2008, 08:06 PM
perhaps, but maybe just because you are on 16's [:)]
lol

dmaize
05-14-2008, 08:36 PM
ohh i wanna play, i can safely say im the lowwest on coilovers [:D]

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e229/jetta96/7-2.jpg

lowwerd on H&R ultra lows and im not sure my ground to fender.

your car looks so great.
this is what i want so bad. what size rims are those and how wide?

I am looking for some wide ass 16s and stretched tires, slammed.

and give me some more pics of this car. i love it. Avants FTW

your moms wagon
05-15-2008, 05:55 AM
your car looks so great.
this is what i want so bad. what size rims are those and how wide?

I am looking for some wide ass 16s and stretched tires, slammed.

and give me some more pics of this car. i love it. Avants FTW

Thank you very much DMAZE it took alittle while for me to figure out what wheels I wantd to do to set myself apart from your run of the mills audi.

The wheels are 16x8 in front and 16x9 in the back with a 205/40/16 in front and 225/40/16 in back.

Spraying the wheels took so long to do I'm actually gonna redo them, they didn't come out to look like I wanted them to.

I had a buddy of mine widen themm it took about 3 weeks. I had them balanced and I was kinda nervous they wouldn't balance but there perfect. If anyone is looking for info on getting there wheels done I can give you his info.

If you have any other questions feel free to ask.

JaVa
05-15-2008, 07:15 AM
i have benn looking for some old school steelies, where did you find them? custom made?

your moms wagon
05-15-2008, 07:54 AM
i have benn looking for some old school steelies, where did you find them? custom made?

There actually mk5 steelies and they were widend for me and I did all the paint work on them. The ET is 45 so I used a 5mm spacer in the rear and it poked them perfectly.

onemoremile
05-15-2008, 07:56 AM
You guys want to start a new thread to talk about steel wheels? Keep this one on topic.

TighTT
05-15-2008, 09:38 AM
Im not the lowest.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y87/vdublova/100_2081.jpg

http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/5310/dsc0755ua3.jpg

pipe7284
05-15-2008, 10:06 AM
damn so many beautiful rides, here is how my girl`s car looked before i sold the KONI coilovers, it still had about an inch and a half left

i didnt get a chance to measure hight.

http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p148/pipe7284/DSC01145.jpg

http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p148/pipe7284/DSC01148.jpg

http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p148/pipe7284/DSC01149.jpg

your moms wagon
05-15-2008, 10:15 AM
So many nice cars and sorry for gettin off topic if anyone has questions about my wheels just PM me.

your moms wagon
05-16-2008, 10:32 AM
But why does everyone have to play by the book why can't we break the mold as in wheels and heights. I think its aick when I see different stuff on ppls cars that are diffrnt for example there's a a4 sedan with pink bbs wheels now that shit is bad ass.

Its time to think outside the box guys it gets boring seeing the same shit all the time.

98a4
05-16-2008, 03:05 PM
To date I havent found anyone that is lower G to F then me. Love 4 Veedub was until I lowered more.

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g8/blownbunny/Car054Medium.jpg

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g8/blownbunny/audis056.jpg

KW Coils

23.2 front
23.8 rear
hope the new owner can handle it :)

the_pirate
05-16-2008, 05:06 PM
i just ran outside and took some pics. the height looks a little high in the front because of my crooked driveway...

BACK = 24"
http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n139/thepirate_01/Picture087.jpg






FRONT = 24.5"
http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n139/thepirate_01/Picture086.jpg

the_pirate
05-16-2008, 05:09 PM
[QUOTE=pipe7284;2537925]damn so many beautiful rides, here is how my girl`s car looked before i sold the KONI coilovers, it still had about an inch and a half left


how is it sitting with my sport suspension on it??

Lazer Viking
05-16-2008, 08:06 PM
To date I havent found anyone that is lower G to F then me. Love 4 Veedub was until I lowered more.

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g8/blownbunny/Car054Medium.jpg

http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g8/blownbunny/audis056.jpg

KW Coils

23.2 front
23.8 rear
hope the new owner can handle it :)

i believe love4veedub was at one point (or still may be) at 22.8 G.T.F (on stock 15's iirc

1fstavant
05-17-2008, 03:39 AM
on stock 15s didnt measure but was only a cellphone off the ground
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/jbardu87/slammed.jpg

your moms wagon
05-17-2008, 06:54 AM
i believe love4veedub was at one point (or still may be) at 22.8 G.T.F (on stock 15's iirc

What a bad ass audi I loveyourcar 98a4, what did you end up getting to take the place of the a4?

98a4
05-17-2008, 07:04 AM
Nothing yet. But S4 is the plan. Still havent sold my car. And I almost sold it for 4k!!!!! but the guy couldnt get a ride.

I've run sub 23" same as Love4 did, but the car is undriveable. Theres about 3/4 front and back of thread on the KW's

Euro
05-17-2008, 03:41 PM
Im not the lowest.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y87/vdublova/100_2081.jpg



Your not the lowest but your the hotest. [hail]

I am very envious of your Audi. I wanted a white B5 so fucken bad, I had to settle for silver.



on stock 15s didnt measure but was only a cellphone off the ground
http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/jbardu87/slammed.jpg
Damn. That looks Dumped. [up]


I want to go lower. [headbang]

ExSRAaron
05-18-2008, 05:13 PM
I'm right about 25ish all around with KW V1 Coilovers and 17's...definitely could be lower but i think it looks nice how it is..

Euro
05-18-2008, 08:14 PM
I'm right about 25ish all around with KW V1 Coilovers and 17's...definitely could be lower but i think it looks nice how it is..

Post pics?
please. I want to see 17s at 25in GTF.

Siena
05-18-2008, 11:53 PM
Mine. RS4 Bilstein Sport dampers, and Eibach springs.

Lowers the car by about 30mm. My car is a 2,6L Quattro Sport, so was 20mm lower than stock anyway.

The front sits slightly higher than the rear, I allowed for that (the Eibach's are for the heavier RS4). All will be well, once my S8 4,2L V8 motor and 6-speed box go in.

Not really going for the very low look, need to retain suspension travel...

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h299/Lovindeer/25042008502.jpg
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h299/Lovindeer/25042008507.jpg
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h299/Lovindeer/25042008510.jpg
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h299/Lovindeer/25042008511.jpg
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h299/Lovindeer/29012008157.jpg

The "OEM" ride height...

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h299/Lovindeer/25082007114.jpg
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h299/Lovindeer/25082007117.jpg

...And my old RS2-engined type 85 CQ...

OEM height...

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h299/Lovindeer/Website066.jpg

Lower...

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h299/Lovindeer/Website078.jpg

Lowest...

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h299/Lovindeer/Type85q.jpg

JMG
05-19-2008, 12:03 AM
How do you guys not mess up your front bumpers? Driving around the LA area will just mess me up.

a4fann
05-19-2008, 12:22 AM
get angle

ExSRAaron
05-19-2008, 06:15 AM
Post pics?
please. I want to see 17s at 25in GTF.

haha alright alright...its dirty I'll have to get her clean first [evilsmile] [;)]

legionvr6
05-23-2008, 06:11 PM
didnt remember to check the back but the front is 24.25 inchesfrom ground to top of wheel arch

A4tsleeper
05-25-2008, 05:42 PM
Sorry everyone I dont think anyone on here is lower then this one.

Found on vortex




haha yea thats low, well i never really knew what mk3 guys had, i was going by what my friends a4, which i thought was pretty low was, bc he is 22.8 but i guess a4's have deeper bumpers so he just looks lower

for reference:
[QUOTE=Love 4 Veedub] http://img132.imageshack.us/img132/8940/blackhubslw2.jpg

Euro
05-25-2008, 06:59 PM
How do you guys not mess up your front bumpers? Driving around the LA area will just mess me up.

Yeah

My S4 front end is fairly new and it already has a ton of scratches and I even cracked it a little bit on the passenger side.
So lame. [>_>]

Lazer Viking
05-25-2008, 07:08 PM
Sorry everyone I dont think anyone on here is lower then this one.

Found on vortex

[QUOTE=volksmk4]

haha yea thats low, well i never really knew what mk3 guys had, i was going by what my friends a4, which i thought was pretty low was, bc he is 22.8 but i guess a4's have deeper bumpers so he just looks lower

for reference:


didnt read the thread did you dustin [:p]

A4tsleeper
05-25-2008, 07:47 PM
[QUOTE=A4tsleeper;2566720]Sorry everyone I dont think anyone on here is lower then this one.

Found on vortex




didnt read the thread did you dustin [:p]

Opps i missed it well now we have a pic to go with it.

legionvr6
05-26-2008, 02:39 AM
lol i think its the lower control arm or some thing but on either side theirs a round bit thats part of the frame that has a control arm bulted into it. that part of my car is about 2 inches off the ground and has scrape marks and hits when i go over parking lot speed bumps. the back of my bely pan is also about 1.5-2" off the ground.

sorry i dont know the name of the part.

98a4
05-26-2008, 08:03 AM
I raised mine yesterday to drive 110 miles round trip to work each day. 23.5 :(
My numbers we're off, when I raised it I was 22.4 front. Love and I have a friendly competition going on but my brand new axel is clicking from being so low.

Love 4 Veedub
05-26-2008, 09:12 AM
Hello all, this is my first post on audizine i believe, im usually on vortex(fortitude) I see some nice cars here!

Anyway heres my piece and yes i was sitting at 22.8 with my old setup (195 65 15's) I now have 195 55 16's, soon to be 195 45 17's. I will probably be doing airride in the next few months. First shot of fresh bmp respray

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dubaudi/2445367421/

DarkW!sh
05-26-2008, 09:24 AM
damn those r hott still waitin on my rims before i dump my car

ExSRAaron
05-26-2008, 10:18 AM
http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll194/exsraaron/audia41.jpg

http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll194/exsraaron/audia4.jpg

Remeasured, its about 24.5-25ish all around...cell phone pic and its dirty [=(]

Euro
05-26-2008, 09:04 PM
damn those r hott still waitin on my rims before i dump my car

[:|] Please do your self a favor and lower it first. No one likes a 4x4. With new wheels your going to be raising your car.


I wish more people understood the importance of lowing a car. [=(]

pickrice
05-27-2008, 01:52 AM
Not the lowest.

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm289/mausheezy/05152008274.jpg
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm289/mausheezy/05202008282.jpg
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm289/mausheezy/05152008272.jpg
Front
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm289/mausheezy/05152008270.jpg
Rear

98a4
05-27-2008, 05:08 AM
Hello all, this is my first post on audizine i believe, im usually on vortex(fortitude) I see some nice cars here!

Anyway heres my piece and yes i was sitting at 22.8 with my old setup (195 65 15's) I now have 195 55 16's, soon to be 195 45 17's. I will probably be doing airride in the next few months. First shot of fresh bmp respray

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dubaudi/2445367421/

Welcome alex, how are you doing airride, when I measured it was almost impossible to make a custom kit without cutting all kinds of shit. For Dubs at the Beach im thinking about cranking the coils the whole way down just for fun :)

willowtreexx
07-23-2008, 06:26 PM
Thought i would keep this one alive. Im not that low but put on my H&R coilovers.
Im 25 ground to fender in the fronts
and 25.5 in the rear.
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a302/-Greg-/IMG_1227.jpg
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a302/-Greg-/IMG_1228.jpg
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a302/-Greg-/IMG_1229.jpg

sixfiveoh
07-23-2008, 06:56 PM
I'm kinda low...

http://www.sixfiveohphoto.com/wagonbuild/audicoils4.jpg

I think it's 24" in front, 24.5" in back. Damn I need to take some new pics...

BrokeDown[20V]
07-23-2008, 07:09 PM
Somewhere in the 23 5/8"-24" range.

http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e255/1997GTi/IMG_2515.jpg
http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b300/champloo1/dbadgedtires__2.jpg

willowtreexx
07-23-2008, 07:25 PM
damn i was at 24 in front but when i got the used Coilovers the last rear corner nut to adjust the springs was totally seized :( kinda pissed about that. the previous owner totally didnt take good care of them and i had to unseize all of them.

so with that said i had to adjust all the other corners to match that rear one... oh well, ill save my bumper in the snow this way ;)

Lazer Viking
07-23-2008, 08:26 PM
http://images41.fotki.com/v1255/photos/1/156379/6493813/Waterfest14153-vi.jpg

22 3/4" up front 23 1/4" out back

big_greasy_taco
07-23-2008, 09:11 PM
http://images41.fotki.com/v1255/photos/1/156379/6493813/Waterfest14153-vi.jpg

22 3/4" up front 23 1/4" out back


Are those celebration rims, and if so are you getting any rub? I am just wondering how low I can go on my 17 celebrations!

Lazer Viking
07-23-2008, 09:21 PM
yes they are, i only rub a little when i have the wheels turned hard like in a parking lot or something.
these chubby tires are the only thing keeping me from going even lower

LowSantorin
07-23-2008, 09:40 PM
24 front 24 5/8 rear http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d4/mx_racer_58/leavenworth%2008/DSC02506-1.jpghttp://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d4/mx_racer_58/0516081331.jpg and what it looks liek on the winter set up, http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d4/mx_racer_58/-1.jpg snow plow ftw!

Going lower soon!

BrokeDown[20V]
07-23-2008, 10:04 PM
22 3/4" up front 23 1/4" out back

Nic, [up] For driving cross state/ random roads at that height. Car looked real good at SNG. I wish I was able to go that low on 18's.

PS. Looks like I got 20's in the background.

DJmuggs
07-24-2008, 12:38 AM
Here is a few of my truck i think ground to G]http://b5.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/01428/56/68/1428098665_l.jpg[/IMG]

http://a477.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/23/l_277ff704240940d2b68d813ad5c929a4.jpg

so pretty much if you run over a rock, or even a pebbble your gonna feel it??? im sorry but thats just insane how low that is... WAY unnecessary ... like how do you drive on to driveways and shit?

LowSantorin
07-24-2008, 12:49 PM
^ re:AIRBAGS

A4tsleeper
07-24-2008, 07:08 PM
so pretty much if you run over a rock, or even a pebbble your gonna feel it??? im sorry but thats just insane how low that is... WAY unnecessary ... like how do you drive on to driveways and shit?
Yea its on air ride. just push a button and well its up and can lay under it.

A4Rob
07-24-2008, 08:39 PM
I would post pics of corded tires from rubbing, but I lost my camera. lol