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01-25-2006, 04:16 AM
Hi guys nice site,Ive been browsing it for a while and now that ive got an audi i can register!!Anyway dont know wether its in the right section or not but iam after a little info ive just bought a 1996 a4 and it came with 17"tt wheels thing is it looks like a 4x4 at the mo and iam thinking of lowering it about 60mm will this be ok for clearance??????????iam just after springs cant afford to go the coilover route yet...[a4]

01-25-2006, 05:21 AM
NO! Its not 4x4....its AWD...lol...damnit people...springs are great just get a good quality spring (H&R,Neuspeed, Intrax) and I have heard from a few ziners that even Tein makes an OK spring for the A4's....and wellcome to the forum.

01-26-2006, 08:17 AM
Cool thanks,but thing is i need to know how low i can go without having to do do any arch mods,its runnig 17"s if thats any help

01-26-2006, 08:30 AM
ok running 17s...... What size tires?

25 mm = ~1 inch.

the H&R race I have drops the front by 2.0" and the rear by 1.25"

I'm running 225/40/18 in the winter and 205/55/16.

I would not want to lower it past that.

Welcome to AZ.

01-26-2006, 08:46 AM

01-26-2006, 08:51 AM
Thanks over here in the uk everything tends to be lowered in mm!! but yeah the cars is at stock height and its running 215-45-17's and it really does look like an off roader!! [:D]

01-26-2006, 09:22 AM
Well unfortuantely with the non-sport suspension your stock struts won't handle the springs you're looking for. You can get springs if you want but I guarantee you'll be getting new struts very soon. So, that being the case you're better off saving up for coilovers. Now if you have the sport suspension (I'm assuming by your 4x4 description you don't though) then you'd be okay running springs with a reasonable drop.

BTW, Tein only makes products for FWD B5s :(.

Welcome to the forums. Good luck with your car!

01-26-2006, 11:19 AM
You could do springs & shocks as well.

Your 96 does not come with a sport suspension. Neither did my 97. Here in canada MM is preferred too.

01-26-2006, 06:19 PM
Hmmm, and i'm also interested, i'm pretty sure the 96 only came with stock 16" five spoke... I also have a 96

welcome to the forum

01-26-2006, 06:30 PM
hey guys, he said he has 17" wheels from a TT

and to be repetitive, you'll need springs + shocks/struts or your existing ones will be blown before you know it. i'd search the classifieds and try and find a set with <10k miles if you're trying to save money...

otherwise, look to spend $700

01-27-2006, 08:24 AM
Cheers guys ive just ordered a set of 40mm H&R springs for it ill get the shocks at a later date i think,not going down the coilover route just yet had them on my mk1 golf gti ive sold and it was a pretty firm ride[drive] ill get some pics up as soon as ive lowered it[:D]