Suspension problem

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Re: Suspension problem

Post by chunky79 » Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:24 pm

Pretty sure the best setting on the PSS9 is 4, Shopp will be able to confirm.
Are you having the anti rollbars replaced? They make the car handle ALOT better! Depends how you want to drive it, they are a must in the C5 if you plan on driving it hard.
previous- 205 gti, 306 gti, 309 gtiGoodwood, S3, S4 V8 avant.
Now- C5 RS6 Misano red avant. Getting close to how I want it.

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Re: Suspension problem

Post by steve2003rs6 » Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:08 am

Hi chunky 79. I don’t drive the car hard. So at the moment don’t intend on replacement of the anti roll bars just yet.
Going to unit 20 For top mounts and pss9,S
And poss control arm problem.
See my thread “loss of brakes”
Thank you for your info

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Re: Suspension problem

Post by steve2003rs6 » Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:27 pm

All done. B16 pss9,s and top mounts installed on each corner.
A lovely comfortable drive home.
A very happy RS6 c5 driver.

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Re: Suspension problem

Post by Capt Ric » Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:34 pm

V!per wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:13 pm
coffey555 wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:08 pm
I am going down the Ohlins TTX coilover route now as the handling/ride quality is better, as well as being cheaper.
Viper,

If it’s just a flexible hose & rigid pipes are sound, why not just replace it?
I did recently at unit 20 with DRC service, not expensive. ( about £300 I think)

Good luck

Ric


got more details ??

Just had the most dreadful ride home ever - a whole 900 miles. One of DRC Rubber pipes(Front Right) popped and all the oil left the system. first I saw a cloud of smoke I thought I killed another turbo. but it cleared in few seconds and straight away I felt how awful the ride became.
Was thinking of going KONI Shocks + Standard RS Springs way

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Re: Suspension problem

Post by Classik » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:56 am

Just in case someone's interested, I have here a full set of 4 DRC shocks, brand new oem in the box for cheap. Finally decided to go the Billstein route 'cause it's quite difficult to find someone to fit them properly where I leave.

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Re: Suspension problem

Post by fukinavit » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:18 am

"Standard springs with Koni shocks will be a pretty good setup for road use I would have thought"

^this^

Too late I know, but this is a great option, 2nd best only to DRC in my opinion. I've had the luxury of having driving many rs6's with different setups and most were awful.
My previous ride had koni yellows with stock springs and my current has a full functioning DRC. When the DRC fas I will be going to koni yellows again.

Glad you got yours sorted, a nice quiet smooth ride just helps enjoy the beast even more, congrats!
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Re: Suspension problem

Post by steve2003rs6 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:45 pm

Thanks. Started on setting 4. Roads round here are crap. Reset to 6.
Will now set to 5.
Think I will be more than happy with that.
Regards steve

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Re: Suspension problem

Post by steve2003rs6 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:25 am

Just to Finnish off. Took car to local garage to have the wheel alignment done. Track rods seized could not move the locknuts. Went back to unit 20. New track rods installed and they set up the wheel alignment.
Nice drive home.

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Re: Suspension problem

Post by MattV8 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:39 am

Yeah, that's the setup I have and I'm happy with it.

fukinavit wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:18 am
"Standard springs with Koni shocks will be a pretty good setup for road use I would have thought"

^this^

Too late I know, but this is a great option, 2nd best only to DRC in my opinion. I've had the luxury of having driving many rs6's with different setups and most were awful.
My previous ride had koni yellows with stock springs and my current has a full functioning DRC. When the DRC fas I will be going to koni yellows again.

Glad you got yours sorted, a nice quiet smooth ride just helps enjoy the beast even more, congrats!

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Re: Suspension problem

Post by V!per » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:32 am

Well - Got the Billies in yesterday - WHAT A difference. You do feel every single crack and stone from the road but it's not a bothering feel. Car feels sooooo much stable and goes in corners so nicely. Should have done it the first time.

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Re: Suspension problem

Post by V!per » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:33 am

Well - Got the Billies in yesterday - WHAT A difference. You do feel every single crack and stone from the road but it's not a bothering feel. Car feels sooooo much stable and goes in corners so nicely. Should have done it the first time.

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Re: Suspension problem

Post by steve2003rs6 » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:46 am

Nice one viper. I am so happy with mine after the awful H&R set up I inherited.

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