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A6 4.2 quattro needs lowering,

Discussion in 'A6/S6/RS6' started by Rabbit, 3 September 2008.

  1. Rabbit

    Rabbit Wrench Pro

    Messages:
    36
    From:
    Northumberland
    Car:
    Audi A6 4.2 Quattro
    Hi

    2000, A6, 4.2 quattro, and I would like some advice re lowering the big fella down a bit, say 30 mil, has rs arches and 235/35/19s on.

    thanks guys
     
  2. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    Wow bet that looks nice! Please Please upload some pics when you get to 10 posts (only 1 left now!).

    I think the Koni adjustable shocks are your best bet. Don't you have trouble with rubbing at the moment though - 19's are pretty big?
     
  3. Rabbit

    Rabbit Wrench Pro

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    36
    From:
    Northumberland
    Car:
    Audi A6 4.2 Quattro
    Hi

    No rubbing the rs arches see to that, i'll have a look at koni, been looking at bilstein B12's ( £500 ish ) and their B14 coilover system ( £850 ish ).
    There aint much out there for a 4.2 quattro.
    I will look at koni 2moro

    thanks
     
  4. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    The Bilsteins also get good reports from what i've heard.
     
  5. Rabbit

    Rabbit Wrench Pro

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    36
    From:
    Northumberland
    Car:
    Audi A6 4.2 Quattro
    Hi
    Yeah they look like the only option, either 12/14/ or16s.
    The 14s look the job, but i will contact bilstein direct to confirm the fitment is o/k.
    Filled the boot and back seats with 15kg bags of dog food to lower the bodywork, and it does look good.
    I will send some pics pre and post fitting.
     
  6. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    That would be awesome - thanks Rabbit!
     
  7. HI rabbit,

    Bilstein are the best of the best, the Bugatti Veyron run them, Just to let you know that i am a dealer for Bilstein in the UK and will offer a 10% discount to any torque car member,

    If you go for the B14's we will set them up for you if you wish and we can fit them for you to.

    Hope this is of intrest
     
  8. Rabbit

    Rabbit Wrench Pro

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    36
    From:
    Northumberland
    Car:
    Audi A6 4.2 Quattro
    Hi
    Thanks 4 that m8, but i've put my name on some, if the deal falls through I will contact you, drop me a private with costs etc.

    R
     
  9. thats fine rabbit who are you buying them from?? Also if you send me pm with your reg and make of bilstein you want i will get a price
     
  10. Wah

    Wah Full member

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    Car:
    2008 Audi A6 S-line
    Hey Rabbit, whats up?

    I was wondering how did you get RS arches on your A6?
    Is that how it came when you bought it? was it an option?
     
  11. Rabbit

    Rabbit Wrench Pro

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    From:
    Northumberland
    Car:
    Audi A6 4.2 Quattro
    Hi
    Yeah they were on when i bought it, audi told me they were RS but they look the same as S line, don't know if S and RS are the same ?
    Dropped the arch to ground height to 62cm's with the B14's, looks and drives much better.

    R
     

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  12. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    Is that a "Ring" edition or did you add the stickers yourself?

    Wheels look fantastic. The earlier S line wheels had spoked with a squared off recess at the tip. I like the Audi logo on them. Thanks for posting up the pic.
     
  13. Rabbit

    Rabbit Wrench Pro

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    36
    From:
    Northumberland
    Car:
    Audi A6 4.2 Quattro
    Thanks for that waynne.

    picked the ring, alloy rings, and caliper " audi " stickers off e.bay, cheap as chips.
    Got a good one one my number plate, old bill doesn't like it though :)

    R
     

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  14. Wah

    Wah Full member

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    Car:
    2008 Audi A6 S-line
    How come I can't check out Rabbits pic?
     
  15. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    From:
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    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
  16. Wah

    Wah Full member

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    Car:
    2008 Audi A6 S-line
    Thanks,

    Sweet ride Rabbit!

    I want to get Wheel Spacers as well as a lowering kit, where do you think the best place to order those is from?
     
  17. Rabbit

    Rabbit Wrench Pro

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    From:
    Northumberland
    Car:
    Audi A6 4.2 Quattro
    Hi

    you could contact " autoCustomEng " he seems clued up on the job.
    His adress is in a previous post on this subject

    R
     
  18. rmackinnon

    rmackinnon Wrench Pro

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    27
    From:
    UK, Mansfield
    Car:
    Audi A6 4.2 (1999)
    Hey Rabbit

    Good post - I got the Avant version of yours.
    Interesting that you have 235's on? Mine has 255's but on 17's, not 19's.

    Does anyone know where i can get 255 19's without having to spend £700.

    I am also curious as to what Exhaust system you have going on there.. i am looking to make mine a little sweeter.
     
  19. Rabbit

    Rabbit Wrench Pro

    Messages:
    36
    From:
    Northumberland
    Car:
    Audi A6 4.2 Quattro
    Hi
    the exhaust is costom built, the cats are off and pipes go straight through from manifolds to a 2 in 2 out box mid car and then onto a single box at each side at the rear.
    wheels are now 8.5 x 19 vw r's with 255/35/19s.
    ebc red stuff brake pads and grooved discs with reconditioned calipers.
    shocks are bilstein b14 adjustable coilovers which lower the body by arround 30/35mm

    i will try and sort some pics out 4 you.

    anything else just ask
    R
     
  20. rmackinnon

    rmackinnon Wrench Pro

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    From:
    UK, Mansfield
    Car:
    Audi A6 4.2 (1999)
    Thanks for coming back.
    If i may ask how big were the boxes and how does it sound when you cruise on a motorway?

    I am thinking about a custom system too!

    Reason i ask is i do tons of motorway driving in the week. Weekend - i want the sound its so desperately lacking.
     
  21. Rabbit

    Rabbit Wrench Pro

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    36
    From:
    Northumberland
    Car:
    Audi A6 4.2 Quattro
    Hi

    motorway if fine, its when i am down the gears at around 3/4000 revs that the sound is fantastic, and i mean fantastic, in 2nd at about 4000 is just magic, i live in the sticks so i tend to stay in triptronic to keep the revs up as there are loads of bends, flicking down to 1st at just under 40mph giving it the beans the roar up to 6500 revs is mind blowing,
    The boxes just replace the standard units, but you will have to have something in place if you take the cats off for your mot, a friendly garage or a detatchable section so you can refit the cats, if they are the oridginal cats they might be burnt out anyway,
    prices vary, i got quoted as high as 1600, but got it done for 650ish,

    the firm is in carlisle spot on job

    r
     
  22. rmackinnon

    rmackinnon Wrench Pro

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    From:
    UK, Mansfield
    Car:
    Audi A6 4.2 (1999)
    Great advice, thanks R

    Are they branded boxes?
     
  23. Rabbit

    Rabbit Wrench Pro

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    36
    From:
    Northumberland
    Car:
    Audi A6 4.2 Quattro
    Hi

    The system is " powerflow" they have dealers throughout the uk, basically its their boxes and tail pipes and the dealer bends the stainless pipe to suit your particular car.
    find your nearest and call in for a quote, mine was i think around 650.
    the guy at carlisle is very good, i made exhausts 30 years ago in cambridgeshire for american cars using a " huthe" bending machine following the info off a printed card, but this guy does it by eye and is much better.
    i wiil try and put a pic up, but my pc is acting funny 2day

    r
     
  24. rmackinnon

    rmackinnon Wrench Pro

    Messages:
    27
    From:
    UK, Mansfield
    Car:
    Audi A6 4.2 (1999)
    Hi yes, i know these guys.

    I used them a long way back without complaint on a "dare i say" Mondeo! I have a local dealer - wasn't sure if they were any good for this type of car.

    If you are happy, that is a good sign!
     
  25. Rabbit

    Rabbit Wrench Pro

    Messages:
    36
    From:
    Northumberland
    Car:
    Audi A6 4.2 Quattro
    Hi

    its down to the fitters skills m8

    good luck

    picture attached i hope

    r
     

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