01-12-2007, 06:19 PM
So, I get my RS6 in a week or two from the other coast, and am fearing for my DRC. Not just if it will continue working, but if I'll be happy with it. I've got my eye on the pss9's if I do decide to go the coilover route. They seem to be a good blend of performance and streetability based on user reviews.
Anyway, will installing coilovers void the CPO warranty altogether? I know that the suspension system will no longer be covered, but are there any other implications?
01-12-2007, 06:44 PM
I had PSS9 on my S4. This setup is absolutelly awesome and i never had any issues with warranty. But i guess it all depends on your SA and stuff.
BTW i wouldnt say the PSS9 gonna work better than the current DRC system. Its brilliant.
01-13-2007, 03:59 AM
last year I asked them to tap one of the lug nut holes, because ONE lug wouldn't screw in right. He told me that, because they were aftermarket summers, doing that one hole would void the warranty on all of my wheels.
That's how ****ty some of these dealers are.
01-13-2007, 12:10 PM
It really does what it is supposed to, which is reduce front end dive under braking and reduce lean during cornering. However, it's at the expense of a relatively harsh ride over certain surfaces; and an uneasy feeling at hyper speeds (which may be due to other factors like tire set-up).
The only reason I haven't switched over to the Ohlins set-up is because I believe I will give up performance (that sounds so absurd, I really have a problem writing it). Even with the stiff set-up from Stasis, I'm sure the day to day performance of the car will be superior, in particular the ride. I just have a problem changing the character of the car.
01-13-2007, 01:25 PM
Going to do the Pss9's soon as well. Given up on the DRC.. It just dosent work anymore..I daresay if a german driver took this car around the ring, he'd kill himself not knowing the DRC was not what he was used to.. Either way, Audi has demonstrated that they are incapable of returning my stiff solid ride it came with and the thing is just to soft and floaty to drive aggressively..
The warranty is only nullified for the parts replaced.. so, if you remove the DRC shocks and then wish to reinstall them later, it will be on your dime..
The rest of the cars warranty is unaffected..
01-13-2007, 05:37 PM
after you get the AoA special suspension detune..
I agree. the DRC was absolutely wonderful until it broke..
Really a shame we have to pay thousands more just to get the ride it came with back,,..And the pisser is that AoA techs havent a clue .. they think they are fixing them just fine..
01-14-2007, 09:07 PM
The DRC is no match for Ohlins. Audi spends on average about $40 per corner for suspension. A $3900 set up better be far superior.
The suspension in the RS6 is too soft at high speeds and too stiff at low speeds. Audi puts very soft springs on the RS6 and expects the DRC system to take up all the slack which it has a dificult time of doing. I have spent a fair amount of time on the street and track with my old RS6 and although a wonderful bit of technology DRC does have it weaknesses.
01-15-2007, 06:34 AM
I probably need to drive a car with Ohlins before I go on any more about the virtues of DRC. I just have to say that the ability of the DRC to hide the weight distribution of this car is amazing. If someone can show me that the Ohlins 700 lb setup with factory sways can get around SPIR faster than a good DRC system, then I'll jump on the Ohlins bandwagon.
My assumption is that the ride improves as well with the Stasis 700 lb set-up.