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AdamS4
11-08-2010, 06:14 PM
Hey Guys,
Wanted to confirm, B5 S4 springs WONT fit on A4 shocks right?

Thanks for any help, I searched the archives but wanted to confirm just in case. Thanks!

bigblue
11-08-2010, 06:15 PM
They should fit... but it would make the car higher and it would ride like crap because the springs are made for heavier car. Selling some I guess eh?

AdamS4
11-08-2010, 06:19 PM
They should fit... but it would make the car higher and it would ride like crap because the springs are made for heavier car. Selling some I guess eh?

Yeah- thanks for the confirmation - I thought they would make the fronts higher after finding that in the archives.

Thanks again, much better to find this out now before selling and shipping something to someone which doesn't work.

onemoremile
11-08-2010, 11:33 PM
They will raise the front of a V6 and raise a 1.8t even higher. The shocks work fine but the springs are a bad idea.

AdamS4
11-09-2010, 06:30 AM
They will raise the front of a V6 and raise a 1.8t even higher. The shocks work fine but the springs are a bad idea.

Thanks. (btw- would you say your 01 Allroad has the same maintainence needs as a B5 A4 or S4?)

AdamS4
11-09-2010, 06:38 AM
They will raise the front of a V6 and raise a 1.8t even higher. The shocks work fine but the springs are a bad idea.

Thanks. (btw- would you say your 01 Allroad has the same maintainence needs as a B5 A4 or S4?)

somebody5788
11-09-2010, 07:06 AM
Thanks. (btw- would you say your 01 Allroad has the same maintainence needs as a B5 A4 or S4?)

It's should be a step higher maintenance then a B5 S4. But in most cases they are actually not because people don't beat on them as much. It's not considered a performance sports car like an S4. The air suspension is expensive to repair and the twin turbo engine has all the same problems of the s4.

99blueb5
11-09-2010, 08:53 AM
the prices willl be the same but there is more electronics on it, including the huge air suspension, trying to replace parts for it are expensiveee

FNK
11-09-2010, 08:58 AM
Some are using the S4 shock on their V6 B5 and the height is just fine.

A4 V6 sedan 1535 kg
S4 sedan 1630 kg

It's the total weight, been 60/40

A4
Front/rear
921/614

S4
Front/rear
978/652

(978-921)/2= +28.5 kg each spring S4 vs A4

It equal to a complete person,
ask to a friend to sit in the car, then off the car. If you see a difference, this is the height it will change... I guess 1/4 in...
For the price I would do it!