05-30-2000, 12:58 PM
I've pretty much settled on the 17 inch Mille Miglia Cup-1 wheels. With the hopes of keeping them if I can afford a 2001 A4. BUT, I am little corcerned that the wheel gap is going to look dumb on my stock 97 suspension (Sport suspension was not an option in 97) I would appreciate any comments anyone may have... Especially Pictures... Especially on a Silver car!
PS - I did search the archives, but didn't find many pictures (except Jason Teller's - but that is green and I am really wondering how it will look on a silver car)
Thanks in advance,
britoki (Brian T)
05-30-2000, 10:55 PM
This is my 97 1.8T QS AT, before & after with the Mille Miglia Cup 1's and the Eibach/Bilstein setup.
The drop on Eibach springs is nowhere near a inch. It is nearly 1.8" in the front, and about 1.6" in the rear. Most people are quite surprised to find out they are the Eibach Pro Kits, since most people do think that the drop is about 1 1/4". The ride is great, I haven't had anyone complain about it, and I am very happy with them. They could be a little stiffer for performance reasons, but as a daily commuter, I think these springs are great.
05-31-2000, 09:52 AM
Do I even want to know what all this is going to cost me? Roughly? In addition to parts and install labor I'll need an alignment also right?
Again, Thanks a bunch! This is exactly the photos I needed... I used to think I wanted a suspension upgrade. Now I KNOW I do.
britoki (Brian T)
05-31-2000, 01:18 PM
The total cost for parts for me was roughly $760 for the Eibach Springs with Bilstein shocks. I bought mine through shox.com, and it was delivered promptly, although the UPS man looked a little winded delivering the boxes up 3 flights of stairs.
If you buy a used set of Sport springs & shocks, you can get the set in the classifieds for roughly for about $250-$350.
There are plenty of other sport-style spring options such as H&R's and Eibach manufacturered-Audi Euro Sport springs. In general, the springs they are usually around $175-$250, and the shocks are about $500 per set of 4. Coilover parts start at about $950 for the Koni coilovers, and prices go up from there.
Labor prices - Installation prices typically range from about $200-$350 to install springs & shocks. Some shops can charge much less than that, as it's not a terribly complicated install, but most shops usually charge for about 3.5 to 5 hours of labor.
Yes, you should get an alignment after you get your suspension put in. Figure that an alignment will cost about $75-$120, and you'll be all ready to roll.
06-02-2000, 10:56 AM
How much did you pay for the Cup 1s?
Do you know how much they weigh?
Do you need a adapter for them to fit the 5x112 bolt patterns?