Are you having a hard time picking out the perfect spring and shock combination for the highest level of performance handling? Tired of searching and posting on forums only to find out what other people think is the perfect combination? Stress no more because H&R has taken advantage of their 25 YEAR EXPERIENCE to get rid of the guesswork process by selecting PERFECTLY MATCHED springs and shocks for your Audi A4! Purchasing separate off-the-shelf suspension components will probably lower your car AND ride comfort, but you can be sure that these kits will make your ordinary vehicle into an OUTPERFORMING vehicle without losing any ride comfort. What's the best part about H&R Cup Kits? Not only do they give you the performance you seek, but the aggressive appearance that you expect from any suspension component--all this at an affordable price!
Cup Kit Selection
H&R Cup Kits come with 2 different kits: Sport Cup Kits and Touring Cup Kits
Sport Cup Kits :: The IDEAL SOLUTION if you're looking for that super-low look with street-engineered performance. With its design to drop your car MORE THAN 2 INCHES, people won't be able to help but look twice. This kit is more than just a put-together set of springs and another set of shocks, H&R designed each Sport Cup Kit to deliver improved handling, flawless visuals, and intransigent driving comfort all in one kit!
Touring Cup Kits :: Manufactured for street-performance, this kit won't lower your car as much as the Sport Cup Kit, but will maintain the high level of performance like the Sport Cup kit--perfect for those who don't like their rides too low! With H&R's application-specific spring and shock system, this kit will lower your car UP TO 1.5 INCHES. This kit is perfect if you need the daily driving comfort along with the aggressive performance of any H&R suspension system!
About Lowering Springs
Aftermarket springs are commonly used to lower the ride height and to reduce body roll. This is also often done when upgrading to a larger wheel and tire package. Generally speaking, the stiffer the spring rates (the amount of resistance a spring is set for against compression), the softer the sway bar setting can be set in order to achieve a similarly flat cornering response.
When trying to decide which lowering springs are right for you, your goal should not be to drop down the car as far as possible. In many cases, overly ""slammed"" cars may actually be illegal for road use and terrible performers. The ideal range of adjustment should be 0.5 to 2 inches using traditional lowering springs. Any lower, the height of the perch should be adjusted by using a ride-height adjustable coilover suspension.
|Vehicle Model||Chassis / Drivetrain||Notes||Approx. Front Lowering||Approx. Rear Lowering||Part Number|
|A4 2WD (1996 - 1/31/99)||B5||12*||2.1||1.7||31002-1|
|A4 2WD (2/1/99 - 2001)||B5||12*||2.1||1.5||31002-3|
|A4 Avant 2WD (2/1/99 - 2001)||B5||12*, 22**||2.1||1.5||31002-4|
|A4 Avant 2WD (1996 - 1/31/99)||B5||12*||2.1||1.5||31002-2|
*Lowering height will vary on vehicles with factory sport suspensions such as BMW M-Technik, Mercedes-Benz Sport-line suspension, Audi-Sport suspension, etc.
**Lowering varies by engine size and model