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suspension question

Postby vegas2017 on Feb Sun 26, 2012 10:34 am

would suspension for a b5 a4 fit a b5 s4? the only difference i know about is from the factory the s4 suspension was a sport suspension made just for it but i would imagine that any aftermarket setup would be acceptable, as long as the drivetrain is the same( FWD, AWD). would this assumption be wrong?
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Re: suspension question

Postby Audicted on Feb Sun 26, 2012 4:20 pm

If I remember correctly you're right. I think I read somewhere that the passat suspension or something is the same, not to sure on that one though
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Re: suspension question

Postby Ramrod on Feb Mon 27, 2012 9:23 am

Dimensions are the same, but spring rates can be different for the front due to the heavier motor. I would imagine an A4 with a 2.8 would have the same weight distribution. Just make sure to verify the spring rates, if it's set up for a 1.8T you'll be enjoying extra squishy understear.
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Re: suspension question

Postby Mikewire on Feb Mon 27, 2012 9:31 am

Pretty much the same Dave. There is a vin split for the S4 in MY 2000 at 8D-Y-080001, so make sure to get control arms, etc. after that VIN or from MY 2001.

If you have specific parts that need a lookup, PM me. Or you can take a look at ECS tuning and get the x-over compatibility by comparing the B5 S4 and B5 S4 in the part lookup.

You should be able to reuse your springs on a different sport strut (hopefully?). :thumbsup:

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Re: suspension question

Postby Ramrod on Feb Mon 27, 2012 9:38 am

If you're considering lowering the car then I'd strongly recommend adjustable control arms. You'll recoupe the added cost in reduced tire wear.
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Re: suspension question

Postby vegas2017 on Feb Wed 29, 2012 11:48 pm

its already got h&r coilovers but the fronts are blown and i was looking at the raceland coilovers. i asked them about the a4 coils and they said that they are made for all motors that came in the b5 a4.
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Re: suspension question

Postby Ramrod on Mar Thu 01, 2012 8:54 am

Golden :thumbsup: . When I was shopping for springs I found that some manufacturers had different rates, now I'm shopping for coilovers and adjustable arms to do it right.
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suspension question

Postby YASHA7FOLD on Mar Thu 01, 2012 12:53 pm

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Re: suspension question

Postby vegas2017 on Mar Thu 01, 2012 7:02 pm

ya i was worried about the rates too. not sure why they dont offer them for the s4...maybe they know we'll just buy the a4 coils....
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