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rainierfuller
2011.07.13, 15:22 PM
So I'm finally getting around to getting my A6 Avant going. And being the sheep that I am, I really want to lower it.:lol: Well, I've been looking at coilover options and they are all quite a bit more than I'm comfortable spending at the moment. Who knew you wouldn't be able to get 300 dollar rokkor coilovers for an Audi? Anyway, I was reading online about people putting mk3 lowering springs on the front and then cutting the springs a couple coils on the back. I've always heard about chopping springs as being a horrible idea, but a ton of people seem to do it. What am I looking at as consequences of cutting springs besides a crappy ride?

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Rabbit 16v
2011.07.18, 11:51 AM
jsut a crappy ride is what you are looking at. Might be prudent to get some Bilstein sport dampers though while you are there. It will make the ride less crappy ;)

Twelvizm
2011.07.18, 14:14 PM
Cutting springs doesn't give you a bad ride. It changes the spring rate. Bad spring rates give you a bad ride.

rainierfuller
2011.07.18, 14:23 PM
Noted.

Rabbit 16v
2011.07.18, 14:31 PM
bad spring rates are created by cutting springs :p ergo- cutting springs gives you a bad ride.

ducatipaso
2011.07.18, 14:55 PM
cutting springs *smartly* will not give you a crappy ride if you supplement said cut springs with proper dampers.
the reason most folks get a crappy ride cutting springs is they do it too much, and leave the stock dampers in because they're doing things on the cheap.

Rabbit 16v
2011.07.18, 15:07 PM
yup.

rainierfuller
2011.07.18, 15:08 PM
Well this is trying to be in the cheap. Haha. Maybe ill just save up for actual Coilovers.

joel
2011.07.18, 19:51 PM
Maybe ill just save up for actual Coilovers.

saving up for proper suspension is almost always the best idea... either coils or just a good spring & damper combo

Rabbit 16v
2011.07.18, 21:02 PM
saving up for proper suspension is almost always the best idea... either coils or just a good spring & damper combo

Yup. Especially on that car. Major PITA to replace front suspension dampers and springs! You will hate yourself if you take it apart, put subpar stuff on, then go back in there with the real deal ;)

rainierfuller
2011.07.18, 21:12 PM
Cool. Thanks for the feedback guys! :thumbup: