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  Quote t0kie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Coilovers/suspension setup for wagon
    Posted: 14-Dec-2007 at 18:51
Anyone changed the OEM suspension to a spring/shocks or even coilovers setup to lower the car? What brand and part#? TIA
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  Quote BlueSteW8 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-Dec-2007 at 21:20
Most W8ers go with H&R springs/ Bistein HDs.
Source part #'s (F&R) SEDAN for the A6 4.2.
The wagon may use the S6 part #'s in the rear, but I'm not 100%.
PSS9s are an option for coilovers if you've got money.
PW forum has the p/n's (some have changed over the years)
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  Quote jeffsu350 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-Dec-2007 at 07:46
I put KW v2's on my sedan ... This was the only set-up available in the beginning (besides H&R springs and stock shocks, which is a nice set up too). The Swami ran this same setup as well. I like it a lot, it rides very nice.

My problem with it is that on the W8 you have to remove the coilovers and remove the springs to adjust the shocks, so the v2's become useless except for the fact that you can adjust them initially to have more or less rebound than the v1's. It isn't very likely you will want to completely re-do your suspension install to change the rebound ... or at least thats the case for me.

I know bilstein makes a coilover set for the w8 ... I also know that s4 guys generally don't think this setup, but I don't know any w8's with it.
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  Quote SirRangeALot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-Dec-2007 at 00:31
I plan on getting these:

http://www.amimotorsports.com/store/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=739

If not these, probably a H&R/Koni package from Shox.com.

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  Quote t0kie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-Dec-2007 at 12:50
Cool, let me check that out. Thanks guys!
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  Quote SirRangeALot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Jan-2008 at 02:39
Originally posted by SirRangeALot

I plan on getting these:

http://www.amimotorsports.com/store/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=739

If not these, probably a H&R/Koni package from Shox.com.


I'm not sure why that link just opens another page for this thread...?
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  Quote fitzski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-Jan-2008 at 08:30
Maybe didn't specify the URL in the url= tag...

http://www.amimotorsports.com/store/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=739
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  Quote ___/ __/ _/ Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-Jan-2008 at 21:58
Originally posted by t0kie

Anyone changed the OEM suspension to a spring/shocks or even coilovers setup to lower the car? What brand and part#? TIA




tOkie: This link is a great refernce for us W8 owners. Once again The Swami proves why he is called "The Swami."

Here it is.



Mike
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^Pure Genius! Why didn't I write that?!?

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  Quote SirRangeALot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05-Jan-2008 at 21:53
Originally posted by fitzski

Maybe didn't specify the URL in the url= tag...

http://www.amimotorsports.com/store/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=739


Ah HA! Thank you sir!
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  Quote JimmyPringles Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05-Jan-2008 at 22:37
I personally think I am going to go with the Bilstein PSS9's, which I will hopefully be getting before spring. I had them on my 97 GTI and were awsome. Granted they do not allow you to slam the car, and if you do crank them down, they begin to ride like crap and not work properly, but that is not their purpose or where they handle anyway.

I prefer a nice moderate drop & stance/performance over just being low. Besides, thats what my Beetle is for.

Edited by JimmyPringles - 06-Jan-2008 at 04:37
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