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    Registered Member One Ring
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    C7 A6 lowering on H&R's advice?

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    Hello all. After calling about half a dozen shops around the San Antonio area and getting quotes between $850-950 for labor to install my H&M lowering springs I have decided to do the install myself. I have done lowering springs on my bmw 335i and they were not that bad (about 6 hours of work with no help and some jack stands.) Before I tackle the a6 is there anything in particular that I should be aware of or prepare for? ie specialty tools needed? Also I've read some complaints about lack of room in the rear to fit a spring compressor, incase anyone may have a trick or advice for that.
    thanks in advance for any help and I'll be sure to post up some pics after the install.

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    Active Member Two Rings Shane Horning's Avatar
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    2012 A6 Prestige IE dual pulley. custom trans tune. mercracing hx. autotech hpfp
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smyoung335 View Post
    Hello all. After calling about half a dozen shops around the San Antonio area and getting quotes between $850-950 for labor to install my H&M lowering springs I have decided to do the install myself. I have done lowering springs on my bmw 335i and they were not that bad (about 6 hours of work with no help and some jack stands.) Before I tackle the a6 is there anything in particular that I should be aware of or prepare for? ie specialty tools needed? Also I've read some complaints about lack of room in the rear to fit a spring compressor, incase anyone may have a trick or advice for that.
    thanks in advance for any help and I'll be sure to post up some pics after the install.
    I installed the same springs myself and used a spring compressor to remove the old ones but installed new ones by hand

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    Active Member Two Rings
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smyoung335 View Post
    Hello all. After calling about half a dozen shops around the San Antonio area and getting quotes between $850-950 for labor to install my H&M lowering springs I have decided to do the install myself. I have done lowering springs on my bmw 335i and they were not that bad (about 6 hours of work with no help and some jack stands.) Before I tackle the a6 is there anything in particular that I should be aware of or prepare for? ie specialty tools needed? Also I've read some complaints about lack of room in the rear to fit a spring compressor, incase anyone may have a trick or advice for that.
    thanks in advance for any help and I'll be sure to post up some pics after the install.
    I just installed oem sport springs on my 14' A6 this weekend. I was able to fit two spring compressors on the rear springs. It's a little cramped but it worked. Also, be sure to lower the subframe in the rear. It helps tremendously and is very easy to do.



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