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A4our
03-05-2005, 08:58 AM
I just had my A4 dropped from OEM Non-Sport to OEM Sport Suspension (Spring and Shocks), but the problem is the passenger side (both front and back) is now higher than the driver side by about 1/2 inch. Anyone knows what happens?[confused]

AudiSnawb
03-05-2005, 08:59 AM
You put the wrong springs on the wrong wheels..... that sucks man

A4our
03-05-2005, 09:07 AM
You mean that I switched the driver's side and the passenger's side springs? Aren't they the same?

D Piddy
03-05-2005, 11:45 AM
u put the fronts on the entire left side of the car, and the rears on the right. or vice versa. if i'm not mistaken, the springs are taller in the back than in the front, it might be the other way aroudn tho. all i know is u put springs that were meant to go on the same axle, on the same side of the car. i dunno y i'm havin such a hard time explaining this, so i threw together a diagram in MS paint. here ya go:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v383/DPiddy/now.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v383/DPiddy/shouldbe.jpg

audlman
03-05-2005, 11:59 AM
Originally posted by D Piddy
u put the fronts on the entire left side of the car, and the rears on the right. or vice versa. if i'm not mistaken, the springs are taller in the back than in the front, it might be the other way aroudn tho. all i know is u put springs that were meant to go on the same axle, on the same side of the car. i dunno y i'm havin such a hard time explaining this, so i threw together a diagram in MS paint. here ya go:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v383/DPiddy/now.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v383/DPiddy/shouldbe.jpg
LMAO! what a classic. make that a DIY for sure!

nramsey
03-05-2005, 03:01 PM
Another possiblity is that they retorqued all of the bolts with the suspension still hanging free...IE no weight on the car. When that happens the bushings can bind up in that position and make the car sit higher for a while until things settle out. It's recommended to either lower the car, or use a jack to raise the suspension on that corner to normal ride height before tightening the various bolts that pass through bushings and such. That minimizes settling after the install.

Just something to consider.

AB18
03-05-2005, 03:13 PM
Isnt it a inch between stock and none sport? I actually like my sport, its just the right heigth for me. Although i would like it a lil stiffer.

Monchichi8
03-05-2005, 03:27 PM
Originally posted by D Piddy
u put the fronts on the entire left side of the car, and the rears on the right. or vice versa. if i'm not mistaken, the springs are taller in the back than in the front, it might be the other way aroudn tho. all i know is u put springs that were meant to go on the same axle, on the same side of the car. i dunno y i'm havin such a hard time explaining this, so i threw together a diagram in MS paint. here ya go:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v383/DPiddy/now.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v383/DPiddy/shouldbe.jpg
LMAO....Nice Diagram!!! damn..that would suck! LMAO!

A4our
03-06-2005, 08:46 AM
Thanks guys for all your inputs!!

D Piddy: I don't think the front and rear springs are misplaced. They look totally different and I don't think that the front springs will fit rear suspension and vice versa. Btw, nice diagram =)

nramsey: I think that they retorqued all of the bolts with the suspension still hanging free (the car was on a lift), so this might be the problem. But why only the passengers' side is higher? All 4 wheels were done the same way I assume. Anyway, I will let them know your comments and see what they think.

Thanks again!

Ben@SpeedBarn
03-06-2005, 08:52 AM
Drive it around a while and see if it settles. And yes it would be impossible to put a front spring on the rear and a rear spring on the front. They are different diameters as well as different heights. Maybe they only changed the driverside and left the old ones on the passenger side[;)]

A4our
03-06-2005, 09:09 AM
Ben@SpeedBarn: I checked that too. They changed the suspension on both sides.

Crisqo
03-06-2005, 09:28 AM
You have Hydraulic air-shocks?
Just press the button and it'll drop the other side too... [:D]

A4our
03-06-2005, 09:34 AM
Crisqo: Hahaha... I wish I had hydraulic air-shocks... [rolleyes]

MikekiM
03-07-2005, 08:17 AM
Make sure that all bolts passing through any rubber bushings are tightened with the car on the ground (or the suspension loaded with a jack). The bushings can bind up, and alter the expected ride height. It'll also affect the longevity of the bushings down the road.

Also, make sure your tire pressures are in check. If you've got a low tire, it can cause your car to lean, and also affect your ride height.

A4our
03-09-2005, 04:45 PM
Thanks for all your inputs!!! The problem is now fixed. They put the "part" that holds the front passenger side spring upside down, which caused the car sits higher... =)
Thanks again!!