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Old 28th March 2024, 01:24 PM
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Hi all not posted for a while itís time to get the S8 back on the road and I need some new springs, so may as well put some shocks on at the same time as the mileage is over 180k and they may not be available in a few years. When I look at the Bilstein web site I canít work out 100% which part number is for my chassis number (probably not much use ringing them as they just read it of the computer). I need a expert who has actually worked on a S8! Help MJ
Mine is a 2000 40 Valve AQH I can give the chassis number if needed (is it safe to do that over the internet?) thanks in advance Dave
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In my best Hal voice.....

Hi Dave,

How are you doing Dave?

You should look at the B6 range if it's Bilsteins you want.
Both MJ and I are running Spax adjustables slightly lowered. They have done well on the track and road.
HtH.

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2000 S8, Merlin Purple, Leather Pack 1, Winter Pack 1, SPAX adjustable suspension, AP Racing 6 pot front caliper, 385mm fully floating disks, EBC Yellow Stuff Pads, Black Diamond grooved rear disks and predetor pads, D2 Doctors Brake Block.
1997 4.2 A8SQ - the Projekt. 12 years and ongoing!
1997 4.2 A8SQ - Ming Blue. Restoration sat waiting; saved from the Scrapyard
2003 C5 Allroad 4.2Q - Cobolt Blue. Towing car. Laid up awaiting manual conversion.
2005 C5 Allroad 2.5TDi FE - Grey - Workhorse.
2015 Q3QS SLine - Daytona Grey. Lots of extras! Long Haired Admirals cutter.

Previously
2003 C5 A6 1.9TDI FWD - Loaner from D2 Doctor Lifex
1997 S8 - Ming Blue. Loaned out and written off. I loved that car. My first engine swap after cambelt failure.
1996 4.2 A8SQ - Ming Blue. 178k on a cambelt! Trader's 8. Delivered to A8Parts at Lifex.
2003 2.8 A8SQ - powder blueish. Fill in for a while. Sold on.
1998 1.8T A4 Avant FWD. Ming Blue (there's a theme here), PEX for the 97 S8.
And a list of non VAG going back 40 years before I saw the light.
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Old 1st April 2024, 07:32 AM
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Hi mike i'm ok thank's yes it's the B6 range i have been looking at. It's the chassis number i am asking about really as i think mine is a early FL and i don't want to order the wrong parts. I'll have a look at the spax to are the rear shocks coil overs? as i can only find library pictures of the RSX on the web site. this would be strange and i'm not so sure i'm happy with that?
thank's Dave
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Rears are not coil overs; separate spring and shock.
Try a PM to the D2 doctor. You'll get all the specs there.
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Currently,
2000 S8, Merlin Purple, Leather Pack 1, Winter Pack 1, SPAX adjustable suspension, AP Racing 6 pot front caliper, 385mm fully floating disks, EBC Yellow Stuff Pads, Black Diamond grooved rear disks and predetor pads, D2 Doctors Brake Block.
1997 4.2 A8SQ - the Projekt. 12 years and ongoing!
1997 4.2 A8SQ - Ming Blue. Restoration sat waiting; saved from the Scrapyard
2003 C5 Allroad 4.2Q - Cobolt Blue. Towing car. Laid up awaiting manual conversion.
2005 C5 Allroad 2.5TDi FE - Grey - Workhorse.
2015 Q3QS SLine - Daytona Grey. Lots of extras! Long Haired Admirals cutter.

Previously
2003 C5 A6 1.9TDI FWD - Loaner from D2 Doctor Lifex
1997 S8 - Ming Blue. Loaned out and written off. I loved that car. My first engine swap after cambelt failure.
1996 4.2 A8SQ - Ming Blue. 178k on a cambelt! Trader's 8. Delivered to A8Parts at Lifex.
2003 2.8 A8SQ - powder blueish. Fill in for a while. Sold on.
1998 1.8T A4 Avant FWD. Ming Blue (there's a theme here), PEX for the 97 S8.
And a list of non VAG going back 40 years before I saw the light.
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