For any enthusiast one of the first modifications done to their car is usually suspension. Whether it be springs, coilovers or bags most cars follow a certain path in regards to which owners like what on their cars. For example your typical BMW owner will usually opt for springs at first and then eventually upgrade to coilovers, with the rare few who decide to go all the way to airbags. What we have noticed here at ModBargains, is that our Audi customers tend to be the most diverse when it comes to their suspension setups. We have had all kinds of Audis come into our shop and we’ve sold even more suspension setups for a wide variety of Audi customers. That’s why we’ve put together this straightforward guide to Suspension Upgrades for the B8 chassis Audi A4 / S4 and A5 / S5.
Simple relatively easy to install and always a good way to give your Audi a drop on a budget. There are lots of options to choose from for springs for B8 Audi A4 / S4 or B8 A5 / S5, but the most common are H&R for the more aggressive race oriented owner, or Eibach’s for the more conservative daily driven owner.
The next step up would be coilovers.
Coilovers are for those who are looking for a more aggressive setup than springs can provide, with the added bonus in performance. The most popular kit for the B8 platform would be KW who offer multiple options depending on the extent of customization you want from your car. They also offer a hybrid of sorts that is more than springs but less than coilovers, their adjustable spring kit. There are lots of other brands out there as well that offer a lot of the same benefits of the KW at a lower cost, like ST and their kit which is still made under the umbrella of KW but using more cost effective material and a loss in performance compared to the KWs.
The last big step up is to go with full air ride suspension by AirREX. As to be expected delving into the air suspension systems results in a lot of options for the owner. Whether you go with the manual or completely digital air suspension system you are in for a ride like no other. Air suspension is for those who cannot get the stance they are looking for from coilovers and want that full stance look. With the air suspension the owner gets the peace of mind knowing they can get in and out of most driveways with ease and then once they are parked can lower the car to the height that gives them the best “feels.”
As you can tell there are more options then there is space to write about. Check out our Audi suspension page and contact one of our Modification Experts today to receive more information on suspension products carried by ModBargains.