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heywier427
09-23-2010, 09:10 AM
this is my post in the wanted add:

i need the lower spring perches off a b5 a4 with stock front struts. if you are upgrading your susp. or just getting new ones, id like the old struts. dont want to spend much $ as new ones are 40 bucks each. im just trying something, and i dont want to be 80 bucks in, and not have it work! would rather pickup, unless your going to remove the perches from the struts. then shipping is ok. thanks. tom.

i really just need the measurement of the outside diameter of the strut body, to see if the lower spring perches will fit on my koni shocks. id like to buy them used if they fit, but if they do fit, ill buy new if i have to.

thanks in advance.

tom in ct

heywier427
09-24-2010, 04:26 AM
bump

HerrFunf
04-24-2012, 04:59 AM
Bringing this obscure thread back to life because i have a problem. Bought some lightly used bilstein sport shocks from a 97 a4 Q (supposedly, no offense to the seller, I do believe you were honest). the rears went in fine as they came completey intact, but the fronts did not have perches with them, so during the install i realized that the stock sport perches from my 99.5 have a larger ID than the bilstein OD and they just pass right over the retaining clip. Now i'm on a hunt for perches that fit these new, smaller diameter shocks. Anyone else have this problem? Is it possible that oem sport shock has a larger diameter than oem non sport?

Seerlah
04-24-2012, 06:56 AM
Just pick them up from Bilstein. There are a couple vendors on here you can pick them up from.

HerrFunf
04-24-2012, 08:47 AM
Thanks, just got off the phone with Bilstein.. turns out they have adapters to compensate for the difference in diameter from oems to theirs. I might be looking for a good contact at Bilstein if the guy i talked to doesnt get back to me in teh next day or two.

walky_talky20
04-24-2012, 08:59 AM
Or you can get this adjustable perch kit from ECS:
http://www.ecstuning.com/Audi-B5_A4-Quattro-1.8T/Suspension/Coilovers/ECS/ES2430/

HerrFunf
04-24-2012, 12:32 PM
Or you can get this adjustable perch kit from ECS:
http://www.ecstuning.com/Audi-B5_A4-Quattro-1.8T/Suspension/Coilovers/ECS/ES2430/

Nice, those would work, but whats with the June 26th ship date!! Typical ECS.. Ha! (just added the dig since theres a thread bashing them today) No word back from Bilstein, if anyone knows a distributor that can help me out please forward the info..
Heres a link to ebay with a pick of the rings i need. its the thin ring on the right.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Audi-A4-Quattro-S4-VW-Passat-Front-Shock-Absorber-Set-Bilstein-Sport-B362081-/290692628886?fits=Make:Audi&hash=item43aea18196&item=290692628886&pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr