suspention rattle

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Asked by Jun 28, 2011 at 02:33 AM about the 1997 Audi A4 2.8 Sedan FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

ive just lowered my audi a4 b5 and had to place rear suspention at an angle to compromise the load and now i have suspention rattle can any one help please

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You either have to put the vehicle back to its original condition or at the very least double check the work done. Something is not correct on the car. A car's suspension is essential for safe operation on the road and perhaps your modification is not a safe one. Not really know what you did to have "an angle" as you indicate. But proper suspensions with the correct components do not rattle. Check your work or take it back to whom ever did the work for repairs. Good luck.

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cheers mate the lowering kit that i got was from a well known maker and it workes in junction with the lexus is 200 wheels ive put on i must admit the rear springs look bigger than they should but audi say there fine and the car looks great ive a limited budget and im trying my best would you have any other tips for my a4 b5 2.6 many thanks cossie

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you can make the car look great and still work properly. Take the kit back off and install it to the proper location. You should just put it right back into the original mounting location. I have never heard of someone moving it to "make up for the angle". It sounds like your angle adjustment is most likely the culprit. When you lower your car you are going to have a bit of negative camber. It won't kill you, it'll just put you through tires a bit faster but it doesn't sound like you slammed the car so it shouldn't be a worry. Also, once you lower your car and tighten the ride you are going to start hearing some new noises. Also while you're under there check out the control arms.

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cheers mate ive been right through this car what ive noticed is where the rear suspention sits in the top mount the rubber on the suspention side looks to short and the whole shock wiggles i cant find any rubbers that would fit in the mount. ive had a 4 wheel alignment which included having my camber adjusted its just these rubbers on the top that are letting me down do you know where i can get a set ive been told polly bushes where who knows thanks for your help mate

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http://www.ecstuning.com/Audi-B5_A4-Quattro-1.8T/Suspension/OEM/Rear/ES6629/ This?

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ace mate thank you i,ve ordered a pair and there being sent out thank you for all your help i can now sort the rattle out and then consentrate on the bodykit things are looking up now

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