Grumpy Old Man
Do it; you will be delighted.
I think the lot of you should just do what I did.......
Stop talking about it
Get your wallet out
Get your spanners out
Enjoy the improved cornering ability
i think I agree, apart from I'm not confident with fixing my audi xD I don't want to break it xD fancy helping me out? Also is there a front arb too?
Also is there a front arb too?
If you're fitting them yourselves (or at a garage) remember the wheels should be supporting the weight of the car and not any ramps, axles stands etc.
If you don't do this, once you've fitted the bar the rubbers, etc will twist as the wiegh goes back on. Basically you'll be clamping it in a position that's not it's normal resting place.
This is why the Audi instructions make it clear not to do it with the wheels hanging.
Ordered the bits on Saturday from Audi for just under 140 GBP (including bolts for exhaust and drop-links)
Awaiting delivery, and then good enough weather to get out and install.
Fitted mine last Saturday. Roundabouts are now a completely different experience.
Best description I can come up with is that fitting an RS4 ARB "sure's up the back end".
If you wanna have a go yourself, here's what you need from your Audi Stealer:
2no A8AO 511 439 Clip @ 4.16 ea + vat
1no A8EO 511 409 AL Stabilizer Bar @ £53.77 ea + vat
2no A8EO 511 327 D Y34 Mounting Bush @ 2.44 ea + vat
4no AN 101 277 07 Z21 Bolt Hex @ 0.64 ea + vat (although can use old ones)
Total 79.96 inc Vat
After looking on audizine, the guys there rate the 034 kit as much of a difference again as they noticed when going from stock to rs4, so from what ive seen id say the 034 arb is worth the money and i will be getting one in a couple of months after a few more important jobs.Awesome GTI do a kit too: http://www.awesomegti.com/034motorsport-solid-rear-sway-bar-25-4mm-audi-a4-s4-rs4-b7
After looking on audizine, the guys there rate the 034 kit as much of a difference again as they noticed when going from stock to rs4, so from what ive seen id say the 034 arb is worth the money and i will be getting one in a couple of months after a few more important jobs.
But the point I am trying to get across is if you going to put a thicker bar at the rear great. If you going to replace both you kinda defeating the point of putting a thicker bar in the front. Yes the vehicle will feel more solid and planted in corners but the over steer will be more pronounced than a vehicle with a smaller bar in the front.
Damn, wish I'd seen that link before I got my RS4 one.
On second thoughts, I've read it's so rigid, it shatters the sway bar links, making it imperative to also get the 034Motorsport links. Think I'll stick with the RS4 one for now
yep, rushed out just after getting the car to get one, ordered it up, went to fit it and found out i allready had one fitted, anyway took it back and got a refund, but a great mod .