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      04-04-2012 05:48 PM #1
      Hey guys,

      Just a quick question really. Im new to the Audi world so it might seem a little simple.

      I have just fitted air ride suspension to my A6 avant and I now need new rear shock to handle the new low. I was wondering if anyone could suggest some that will be compatible with the lowness of the car?

      Basically:

      What are the best?
      Where can I find them?
      And do they sell just the rear shock absorbers?

      Thanks
      Kevin

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      04-06-2012 04:24 PM #2
      Have a look at Bilsteins - either the B6 or B8 (can't remember which) is designed for a lower ride height than standard which ought to do what you want. They're about £150 a corner iirc.
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      04-07-2012 03:48 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by MikkiJayne View Post
      Have a look at Bilsteins - either the B6 or B8 (can't remember which) is designed for a lower ride height than standard which ought to do what you want. They're about £150 a corner iirc.
      I think the B8's were the ones I was going to get but got some advice from a few people who said that they weren't the best idea because they aren't made to go as low as I am and would bottom out all the time. Are there any other options?

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      04-07-2012 05:41 PM #4
      Ah ok. Tricky then...

      Is it Quattro or FWD? I wonder if shocks from an ultra-low coilover set would work? A friend with a Quattro has Weitec and they go very low.

      If you can't find anything that way it may be worth talking to the manufacturers to see if a custom unit can be made. Both Gaz and Spax are UK-based and are very helpful when it comes to custom stuff

      Got any pics?
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      04-07-2012 05:57 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by MikkiJayne View Post
      Ah ok. Tricky then...

      Is it Quattro or FWD? I wonder if shocks from an ultra-low coilover set would work? A friend with a Quattro has Weitec and they go very low.

      If you can't find anything that way it may be worth talking to the manufacturers to see if a custom unit can be made. Both Gaz and Spax are UK-based and are very helpful when it comes to custom stuff

      Got any pics?
      Its the 1.8T front wheel drive on forgot to say. I was hoping for some bolt on one really but I might give GAZ and SPAx a phone then and see what they say. Thanks for the advice. Heres quick pic, its on air btw as well. I recogine with the shortened shocks it will be 10mm lowwer at the back at least and then some work on the front will even it up.



      thats the best one I have so far

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      04-08-2012 06:16 PM #6
      Thats pretty low!

      At least with the FWD version you don't have to deal with a coilover setup
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      You could always call your insurance and say that some vandals tried to swap your car to rwd while you weren't looking.

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