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Hippyshakes
04-27-2018, 06:20 AM
My long awaited pool yard and driveway are almost finished and now considering lowering and perhaps new wheels and tires.

1. Any product work with the RS5 suspension. I'd prefer to still keep the electronic options for dynamic, auto etc. I had heard there was some Billstein options that would do that but not found them. Looking at 1-1.5" drop.

2. Anyone in an RS5 what wheel tire set up will work to avoid any rub.

Cheers!

spa
04-27-2018, 08:28 AM
In north america our RS5s suspension is static, the settings for dynamic, auto etc do not impact it what so ever.

gqambitions
04-27-2018, 09:05 AM
finally decided with that steep driveway lol

altobeast
04-27-2018, 09:18 AM
My long awaited pool yard and driveway are almost finished and now considering lowering and perhaps new wheels and tires.

1. Any product work with the RS5 suspension. I'd prefer to still keep the electronic options for dynamic, auto etc. I had heard there was some Billstein options that would do that but not found them. Looking at 1-1.5" drop.

2. Anyone in an RS5 what wheel tire set up will work to avoid any rub.

Cheers!

Hey Hippy,

Yeah, your US spec will not have adjustable suspension, so you needn't worry about that. However, aftermarket suspension will have adjustability depending on if you go with lowering springs vs coils .For that type of drop, and if you are look for aesthetics go with H&R OE Sports, but coils will do you much more justice in the handling department. My 275s don't rub with H&Rs unless I am really getting some suspension travel via bumps, but as with any lowering be careful of curbs and driveways!!

Hippyshakes
04-27-2018, 09:25 AM
Thanks. I am running 285s right now so I expect to move back to 275s when I pull the trigger.

@gqambitions - right! You have seen it....

Beast
04-27-2018, 10:30 AM
The best option is KW HAS (height adjustable springs), they ride smooth/ better vs stock and you can set the ride height to your preference.

Hippyshakes
04-27-2018, 10:49 AM
The best option is KW HAS (height adjustable springs), they ride smooth/ better vs stock and you can set the ride height to your preference.

Cheers Beast. These were on my radar. Do they have a module to do it automatically ? (Or pretty easy manually?)

Beast
04-27-2018, 11:02 AM
same mechanism as a coilover setup using a adjustable perch that you can spring up/down manually

altobeast
04-27-2018, 03:22 PM
The best option is KW HAS (height adjustable springs), they ride smooth/ better vs stock and you can set the ride height to your preference.

+1, I wish I had done these.

Ape Factory
04-28-2018, 06:31 AM
Cheers Beast. These were on my radar. Do they have a module to do it automatically ? (Or pretty easy manually?)

If you want something that will raise and lower to a pre-specified height, you'll need an air ride system. Much more expensive and complicated. It's basically a set of cups that sits in between the springs and the top mount. You have an air compressor in the trunk and can "inflate" the cups so they expand and raise the car. Or lower it. It's like a lift system on an exotic where you can raise the front end one inch to get over bumps and driveways etc...

EDIT: The HAS system, like James said, is manual. Meaning you must jack the car up, loosen the lock ring, and physically spin the bottom perch up or down to raise or lower the car. On all four corners. It's pretty much a set and forget thing as it changes your alignment numbers.

Hippyshakes
04-29-2018, 07:36 AM
If you want something that will raise and lower to a pre-specified height, you'll need an air ride system. Much more expensive and complicated. It's basically a set of cups that sits in between the springs and the top mount. You have an air compressor in the trunk and can "inflate" the cups so they expand and raise the car. Or lower it. It's like a lift system on an exotic where you can raise the front end one inch to get over bumps and driveways etc...

EDIT: The HAS system, like James said, is manual. Meaning you must jack the car up, loosen the lock ring, and physically spin the bottom perch up or down to raise or lower the car. On all four corners. It's pretty much a set and forget thing as it changes your alignment numbers.

Thanks Ape. I am looking at air as well. Sadly I do need the trunk/spare space but this may become a garage queen soon and then I am willing to do Air. Couple months out before I make my final decisions....

JamesRS5
04-29-2018, 09:26 AM
So you want a great performing coilover with an option to raise the height from inside the car, allow me to introduce you to:

KW DDC HLS http://www.kwsuspensions.com/hls

All the adjustment of the KW DDC system with individually adjustable dampers, adjustment made from a phone app or dash button. Add the HLS and youíve also got hydraulic height adjustment at the push of a button for speed humps and steep driveways.

Hippyshakes
04-29-2018, 12:27 PM
So you want a great performing coilover with an option to raise the height from inside the car, allow me to introduce you to:

KW DDC HLS http://www.kwsuspensions.com/hls

All the adjustment of the KW DDC system with individually adjustable dampers, adjustment made from a phone app or dash button. Add the HLS and youíve also got hydraulic height adjustment at the push of a button for speed humps and steep driveways.

Doesn't show it fits my cab. I ran to look! ;)

JamesRS5
04-30-2018, 12:30 AM
email them, they have a DDC kit for the RS5 cab and the only difference between the DDC kit and the DDC with HLS is the little hydraulic lifters so possibly a slightly shorter spring.

PedroRS5
04-30-2018, 03:07 PM
GMG racing springs + 10mm spacers

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/PJM002.jpg

Ape Factory
04-30-2018, 07:42 PM
email them, they have a DDC kit for the RS5 cab and the only difference between the DDC kit and the DDC with HLS is the little hydraulic lifters so possibly a slightly shorter spring.

I'm deeply intrigued by this setup. Why can't they make a DDC that works with the double adjustable setup! I'd sell a kidney for that.

Ape Factory
04-30-2018, 07:46 PM
GMG racing springs + 10mm spacers

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/PJM002.jpg

Seriously sexy. Everyone always overlooks silver but having owned a few silver cars, you can forego washing for a month and no one notices. Plus they look spectacular at night

Hippyshakes
05-01-2018, 02:42 PM
I'm deeply intrigued by this setup. Why can't they make a DDC that works with the double adjustable setup! I'd sell a kidney for that.

Spot on! My kidney is up too!

croltean
05-27-2018, 08:51 AM
Hippy - im also on GMG and in the Atlanta area. My previous car had airlift but decided to go back to springs for my RS5. GMG rides as close to OEM as possible and the drop is about 1.2-1.5". If youd like to see it and go for a test ride let me know.

Cos

NYCB8S4
06-08-2018, 05:31 AM
I love the kwv1 setup ...Its not too crazy but feels better that stock .

NYCB8S4
06-08-2018, 05:37 AM
http://i67.tinypic.com/2yl0ob5.jpg

http://i68.tinypic.com/2d2gp37.jpg

kshup2me
06-08-2018, 10:26 AM
Beauty. I am picking up a 2013 Sepang next week! What rims are those and 10mm spacers?

Hammerzeit
06-13-2018, 08:43 PM
Rims look like BBS CI-Rís.


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whiteS
06-16-2018, 08:29 AM
71810

KW HAS kit courtesy of Mr. Mops [emoji7]


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Ape Factory
06-16-2018, 08:57 AM
71810

KW HAS kit courtesy of Mr. Mops [emoji7]


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That looks great. What wheel and tire size do you run?

whiteS
06-16-2018, 10:01 AM
That looks great. What wheel and tire size do you run?

THANK YOU. 21s 275/30/21 ventus v12 evo 2s.

thinking about dropping down to a 10mm in the rear so i can drop it down slightly.

Ape Factory
06-16-2018, 10:26 AM
THANK YOU. 21s 275/30/21 ventus v12 evo 2s.

thinking about dropping down to a 10mm in the rear so i can drop it down slightly.

Know what offset? Looks like you have a bit of poke. Honestly, the drop looks perfect from the photo you posted.

whiteS
06-16-2018, 10:30 AM
Know what offset? Looks like you have a bit of poke. Honestly, the drop looks perfect from the photo you posted.

in all honesty the person that i bought the wheels from had no info on the offsets, i reached out to the rotiform with no success. im running a 10mm in front and 12.5 in rear. I feel like the rear could go down a hair im not a fan of the rake look.

ICU2
06-16-2018, 07:46 PM
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KW HAS kit courtesy of Mr. Mops [emoji7]


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That is a picture of NY I can really appreciate! That looks sooo good!!!

whiteS
06-18-2018, 10:07 AM
that is a picture of ny i can really appreciate! That looks sooo good!!!

thank you and i always thought i was a bad photographer lol