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Old 05-21-2009, 04:33 PM
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I have Tein S springs on b6 a4...

I regret it (don't do it)

get Tein h or some other springs

Teis s springs lowers your car like crazy....i think.
Coil-overs are a good concept but they are guaranteed to blow espacially in freezing climates... DO NOT DRIVE in cold weather.

Lowering springs are excellent for AUDIes! Solid, giving excellent handling and wear: not good for places like Toronto (when I lived there) i broke 2 shields (dampening plates under the engine) at almost $300 a piece... I had C. Yellows with NewSpeed at 2.5" lower = TOO LOW. Now I have still the C. Yellows with AUDI sports springs at 1.5" lower and is OK with Edmonton's lousy street clearing in the winter!!!
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Coil-overs are a good concept but they are guaranteed to blow espacially in freezing climates... DO NOT DRIVE in cold weather.

Lowering springs are excellent for AUDIes! Solid, giving excellent handling and wear: not good for places like Toronto (when I lived there) i broke 2 shields (dampening plates under the engine) at almost $300 a piece... I had C. Yellows with NewSpeed at 2.5" lower = TOO LOW. Now I have still the C. Yellows with AUDI sports springs at 1.5" lower and is OK with Edmonton's lousy street clearing in the winter!!!

thats a bit harsh , there not guarrentees to blow . lol edmonton streets are fre worst then toronto . i have never driven in a worse city . not only do u have to watch out for pot hols and the dirtyst streets ever u always have to keep a eye open for a bum chasing a can .
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thats a bit harsh , there not guarrentees to blow . lol edmonton streets are fre worst then toronto . i have never driven in a worse city . not only do u have to watch out for pot hols and the dirtyst streets ever u always have to keep a eye open for a bum chasing a can .
Talking like a true Ontarian... I am with you: after one year here I feel like I need to be given early parole and come back to GTA!

But as far as Coil-Overs are concerned they are of a weaker nature than the lowering "technology"; I think they are more thrilling, but not as resiliant, for sure!
(this is not my experience but I my son has Teinhs on his G20 and he is dreading the idea that he will have to replace them soon)

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Talking like a true Ontarian... I am with you: after one year here I feel like I need to be given early parole and come back to GTA!

But as far as Coil-Overs are concerned they are of a weaker nature than the lowering "technology"; I think they are more thrilling, but not as resiliant, for sure!
are you saying lowering springs are better than coilover in Ontario (gta?)

I am looking for coilovers now (tein s springs now)
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i think there is quality to be had on both sides.i'm sure if u spend 2500 on coil overs they wont die when winter comes. but on the other hand why do u wana spend 2500 to rust it out in the winter when u can spend 300 on drop springs. i had drop springs from tein and i loved them . but i would have still liked coil overs more i'm sure as i could have picked my drop . and had the shock match the spring.
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are you saying lowering springs are better than coilover in Ontario (gta?)

I am looking for coilovers now (tein s springs now)
I am saying:
Coil-Overs are great but do NOT expect a "lifet-time" service out of them!
If you are not taking your AUDI to the track
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if you are not driving fast-and furious (dangerously) on city streets
then lowering springs should serve you very well AND for a long time!

DISSCLAIMER: I am not encouraging or condemning spirited driving... God forbids... either way!
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i think there is quality to be had on both sides.i'm sure if u spend 2500 on coil overs they wont die when winter comes. but on the other hand why do u wana spend 2500 to rust it out in the winter when u can spend 300 on drop springs. i had drop springs from tein and i loved them . but i would have still liked coil overs more i'm sure as i could have picked my drop . and had the shock match the spring.
Like the picture.... that is how low my car was before EDMONTON happened!
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did u have the rs4 sway ?
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did u have the rs4 sway ?
I think it is in there: I bought the car lowered and chipped.
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I better get different springs then...

tein ss is just too low with usp
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