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flynnr
06-16-2009, 04:55 PM
ok finally got off the front suspension... and the H&R fronts have a very tight coil on one side progressing to a looser coiling ... which side faces up and which side faces down???

kinda like this

http://www.majorgroovedesigns.com/xcart/images/bsp_images/25138-09.jpg

werewolves182
06-16-2009, 04:59 PM
The tighter part of the coil goes on top.

flynnr
06-16-2009, 05:02 PM
on a scale of 1 to 10 how sure are you lol.... cause in this pic it looks like the loose part goes toward the bottom hah

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2199/2469463199_caa821d068_b.jpg


idk... hmm

werewolves182
06-16-2009, 05:05 PM
I am 100% sure. I installed H&R race springs on my 99.5 this past winter and just ran outside to double check right before I replied to this thread. I understand why you think the opposite based on that picture but that is suspension for a different car, things are different across platforms.

mholme
06-16-2009, 05:06 PM
He's correct.

flynnr
06-16-2009, 05:11 PM
ok followed your advice! looks good !! thanks a lot!

werewolves182
06-16-2009, 05:17 PM
No problem buddy. Good to hear it went together smoothly.

flynnr
06-16-2009, 11:55 PM
lol well that one went together smoothly.... other side not so much...[o_o] long story short i posted that question at about 6 my time.. and i just got out of the ER an hour ago... ill post some pics tomorrow... but still fml that was not worth it... my car better look damn good when im done.

no broken bones, but close. about 10 stitches and a severed tendon though [headbang]


i think my dad finished the job for me though! [wrench]

now in a week or so ill actually be able to drive again![drive]

LaserRedKid
06-17-2009, 01:08 AM
Yeah, i know this is a little too late. When i did mine(same spring) i really didn't think twice about which side go up, i just went with the side that the "H&R" logo and the parts # can be seen right, not up side down.
Sorry to hear that you hurt yourself while working on the car and had to go to the ER, i feel your pain, my friend. I had the same thing happen to me like two week ago, and too had to have someone gave me a ride to the ER, mine is a little better, with "only" 5 stitches, it fuxxing suck, i know. hope youe feel better soon.
BTW, if your are pairing the spring with Bilstein shocks like myself, you are going to love it, at least i do.

big_greasy_taco
06-17-2009, 08:48 AM
What the hell did you do??

LaserRedKid
06-17-2009, 11:19 AM
Who? Me?
Well, i was working on another car, not my beloved audi, my finger was caught between a pulley and a belt, stupid mistake.[=(]

dcampana
06-17-2009, 11:25 AM
^^^ oh damn! i always worry about that happening to me...

flynnr- any pics of the new stance?

flynnr
06-17-2009, 03:46 PM
yeah ill take some tomorrow... off to work for the night soon though! (didnt tell my boss that doctors orders are for me to not work until friday) oh well i just drive a silverado around golf courses at night spraying msquitos ha... not too strenuous!

just took a camera phone pic quick oh the injury lol

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii155/flynnr1/hand.jpg

and here was a quick one taken right after i got the rears done... im assuming it will settle slightly too so im very happy!!!

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii155/flynnr1/DSC01128.jpg

oh and this is a before pic LOL check out that 4x4 stance

http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii155/flynnr1/CIMG9701.jpg