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      Hi All,
      As I had mentioned in my intro,I had always wanted an Audi to be my first car.And now that I feel it's time,I'm in a great dilemma.
      I wanted to buy an A4 (technology variant),and now I see another masterpiece,the S5.
      So, even being a lot costlier than the A4,I thought of going for S5,since it's a lot sexier.Anyways,I plan to buy the car either the next year or the year after that.

      I see the S5 has a really low ground clearance,and have heard some say it's not at all practical in India.So,that's where I need help.
      Also,I would go for a better suspension than the default 'spine breaking' sport suspension.

      Appreciate everyone's help.

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      AravindNair Welcome aboard GH

      Great to know that the hunt is on in finding the perfect ride...

      Tagging few specialists who can help you out with this cause mclaren1885 tadukuttan Digital Vampire
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      Quote Originally Posted by AravindNair View Post
      Also,I would go for a better suspension than the default 'spine breaking' sport suspension.
      Usually a higher profile tire is what folks do to start softening up the suspension, and get a bit of increased ground clearance. But if that is not enough, you could always run an adjustable coil over with the appropriate spacers for comfortable height and stiffness. The other option is to source stock springs from another "normal" audi that has the desired height. Best IMO is coil over with spacers.

      Ps. I use a laura that is lifted up, for "touring". Without the increase ground clearance, the car can hardly be used to drive over bad roads, which of course can turn up anywhere anytime in India.
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      Quote Originally Posted by tadukuttan View Post
      Usually a higher profile tire is what folks do to start softening up the suspension, and get a bit of increased ground clearance. But if that is not enough, you could always run an adjustable coil over with the appropriate spacers for comfortable height and stiffness. The other option is to source stock springs from another "normal" audi that has the desired height. Best IMO is coil over with spacers.

      Ps. I use a laura that is lifted up, for "touring". Without the increase ground clearance, the car can hardly be used to drive over bad roads, which of course can turn up anywhere anytime in India.
      So, does any of that void the warranty?

      Is it possible to ask the Audi technicians to do it by themselves? What's your take?

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      Quote Originally Posted by AravindNair View Post
      So, does any of that void the warranty?
      Presume it will void suspension warranty. And I doubt Audi will do it for you.

      If you drive down to Bangalore, I can help.
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      Quote Originally Posted by tadukuttan View Post
      Presume it will void suspension warranty. And I doubt Audi will do it for you.

      If you drive down to Bangalore, I can help.
      Hi,
      So is there anything Audi can do for me?Since the car is priced at 81L (on road),and they are selling it in India,they should definitely have a way with it.
      In Audi's US website,it's mentioned the ground clearance as '104'mm,and that's extremely less I think.I can't even take it to my apartment without getting a hit from the bump.Does getting a bigger tire,or changing the suspension from sport to premium make any difference? There were mentioning that Audi provides premium suspensions for around 800$ more,and that can give both comfort and a sportier touch.
      And by your name,I think you're a malayali

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      Quote Originally Posted by AravindNair View Post
      And by your name,I think you're a malayali
      Yep.
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      The s5 they are selling in india is a generation old and has already been replaced by a new model abroad.

      Unless you get a seriously crazy discount like 30L, do not buy it. It is already phased out.

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