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  1. #1
    Active Member Two Rings
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    Jan 10 2018
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    Installing lowering springs with OEM electronic adjustable shocks

    Hi,

    I have a friend that suggested me to avoid installing H&R lowering springs with my OEM struts... did some of you guys run into issues or something while doing so??

    That same friend told me the only solution would be coilovers since my suspension is electronically adjustable??

    I just want to know if all this is true before making my purchase..

    Thanks in advance for the help

    -Sandra

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    Active Member Two Rings
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    From what I've gathered reading this forum, the only spring that gives a good ride on the factory ADS (adjustable dampening suspension, electronic shocks) are KW Height Adjustable Springs (KW HAS). Everything else, including H&R, will have poor results. Perhaps someone can offer a counterpoint.

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    Veteran Member Three Rings
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    Oct 06 2014
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    Cleveland, OH

    There are several threads on this topic, but I will let you know that I run the HR Sports with ADS. Lowered the car about 1.5 inches. I have not idea on longevity, but it has been a little over 2 years since I made the switch.
    2014 S5-DSG with Sport Differential|CTS Intake|034 Rear Sway Bar, End links and Insert Kit|CR-15|H&R Sport |Custom Exhaust|ST-60|PLM| Alu Kreuz |GIAC S2+/GIAC TCU

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    Active Member Two Rings
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    Quote Originally Posted by SR7D1 View Post
    There are several threads on this topic, but I will let you know that I run the HR Sports with ADS. Lowered the car about 1.5 inches. I have not idea on longevity, but it has been a little over 2 years since I made the switch.
    Do you have any pics of the drop ?? Trying to figure out if i can use the Sports springs or if i need the extra 0.5'' and go with the Super Sports !!

  5. #5
    Veteran Member Three Rings
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    Cleveland, OH

    Quote Originally Posted by SanS4 View Post
    Do you have any pics of the drop ?? Trying to figure out if i can use the Sports springs or if i need the extra 0.5'' and go with the Super Sports !!


    Here are the springs I have: https://www.ecstuning.com/b-h-and-r-...s-set/29059-1/
    2014 S5-DSG with Sport Differential|CTS Intake|034 Rear Sway Bar, End links and Insert Kit|CR-15|H&R Sport |Custom Exhaust|ST-60|PLM| Alu Kreuz |GIAC S2+/GIAC TCU

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    Active Member Two Rings
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    Quote Originally Posted by SR7D1 View Post
    Thanks man :) If my wheel specs would have been more ''normal" i would have gone with them for sure !! But i ordered before reading on fitment so im stuck with them and have to lower the car the most i can to try and eliminate that wheel poke :/

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    Established Member Two Rings
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    Oct 20 2017
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    Austin, TX

    I went with the 034 Dynamic+ springs in order to keep my ADS electronic damping. They were designed to work with the stock shocks, and have stiffer spring rates and a less aggressive drop. I'm sure the shocks will still fail earlier than if I kept stock springs, but I wasn't ready to lose the ADS for coils and will cross that bridge when the time comes. My decision came down to 034 vs. the KW HAS.

    Most of the feedback on the H&Rs with stock shocks that I came across during my research said that they felt too bouncy.



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