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Old 6th July 2010, 10:08   #1
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Default My Audi C5 A6 gets a drop.. finally!

2 months of collecting parts and It was time to pull the trigger last week.

What went in -
H&R sport coils
S line sport shocks
Febi Upgraded control arms
Meyle Upgraded tie rod ends
and my two precious summer weekends

Some before pics
My Audi C5 A6 gets a drop.. finally!-rings_0001.jpg
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My Audi C5 A6 gets a drop.. finally!-rings_0011.jpg

After the drop and new CA's..
My Audi C5 A6 gets a drop.. finally!-aftercoils_7230.jpg
My Audi C5 A6 gets a drop.. finally!-aftercoils_7235.jpg
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My Audi C5 A6 gets a drop.. finally!-aftercoils_7248.jpg
My Audi C5 A6 gets a drop.. finally!-aftercoils_7251.jpg

I didn't want to put a new diy thread out here in tbhp since I pretty much followed the same procedure given in these audiworld tech links below and it will be repetitive to put something in here again. Anyways in case you have any questions on the threads below do let me know and I can clarify

Front Control arms replacement
Tie rods replacement
I basicaly followed the coilover diy given here for the Sport Coils and Shock install
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How does the car handle is the burning question that we want to know?
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Those wheels are mouth-wateringly delicious! I'm a huge fan of 5 spokes and these are as good as they can get. What brand & model?

The car looks real planted after the drop. You're lucky you don't have to encounter the jumbo speed breakers we have at this end. In addition to Ajit's Q, how is the post-drop ride?
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The alloys are beautiful X 'n' no times to say the least and the color gives it some attitude.

^ I can spot Audi monogram on/near the rear disc plate, what are those?
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Those wheels are mouth-wateringly delicious! I'm a huge fan of 5 spokes and these are as good as they can get. What brand & model?
The brand is TSW, as seen.

Here is the model.

Nogaro Alloy Wheels in hyper silver by TSW Custom Alloy Wheels | TSWalloywheels.com

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^ I can spot Audi monogram on/near the rear disc plate, what are those?
What else? The rear disc calipers.


@16v100bhp : Sweet looking ride! Congrats. Tell us about how she handles.
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Your ride is looking awesome in those rubber bands, I am just dyeing to have those kind of rubber bands, but not possible in India. Bad luck for us!!
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Hey thanks GTO. Glad that you liked the wheels. They are TSW Nogaro 18x9j with 2.75" lips.

Well, the car really looked and felt like its on jacks after the wheels upgrade. I had to wait through winter though to get this done since I dont have a heated garage or that sorts for my little diy project.

About the post install ride, as one might expect, body roll is a thing of the past, ride is firmer and has that ride me faster attitude through the corners. On normal drives the drive is definitely harder and you can literally feel every crack or pebble you run over. Part of this is the low profile tyres but definitely not something I want to trade in for the extra comfort. Like GTO said we dont have to worry much about the speed breakers or potholes here and I decided to advantage of it while I am here.

The drop at the rear is very close to 2" and the front is almost the same but a little lesser than the rear. Like I said these are sport springs and the "race" version could have given me a .5 more of drop. I didnt want to go that far since this is also my daily ride.

I haven't taken it to the track yet to do a full test but planning to do so this sumer. I will try and update this thread with what I learn.
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Glad that you like it guys. Thanks!

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I can spot Audi monogram on/near the rear disc plate, what are those?
Those are just stock calipers painted and decaled with one of these - clicky
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