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    what suspension mods??

    well x-mas is closing in and what should i ask for? the only chassis things i have done are the heater hose mod and BMR SFC. i want to hit up the suspension now. should i go for LCA tubular? boxed? adjustable or non? strut tower brace? 3 point or 2 or 4? i want a 12 bolt but in school with limited funds. still have stock wheels and tires. i one day will have a moser 12 bolt or ford 9''. with all the goodies. any thoughts welcome thanks everybody
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    If you get a 9" rearend....get adjustable LCA's. I ended up having to get the double adjustables. Expensive, but I am able to re-center my rearend properly with them. Stock length LCA's had the 9" sitting a little too far back.

    LCA's are a great start. Get the relocation brackets with them as well.

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    thanks Mr. Luos, what do you think is better- the 9 inch or 12 bolt??

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    9" for M6
    12 bolt for A4

    I went with a Moser 9" myself. Stronger than the 12 bolt, but also heavier.

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    sorry for the ignorance but why for the m6. did you have any install problems? or mods you had to make

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    as far as i know, there are no good diffs available for 12-bolt that are meant for cornering, yet they are available in the 9".
    I'm talking about a high-bias gear-driven differential, similar to the T2R... not a clutch setup that wears out.
    12-bolt offer a lot of detroit, spool setups... not ideal for cornering.
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    o i c . thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue02Z View Post
    sorry for the ignorance but why for the m6. did you have any install problems? or mods you had to make
    On top of what Eugenio_SS mentioned...
    The 9" handles the shock the M6 gives the rearend when launching much better than the 12 bolt does.
    The automatic will preload the rearend, the M6 does not.

    I had no install problems...other than size. It's size caused some minor problems with my 3" over the axle duals. Had to take the pipes down to 2.5".
    And what I mentioned before. The size can make it off-center (front to back) a little bit. Adjustable LCA's handled that for me though.

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    you did not have to get your drive shaft length changed did you? what splined axles to go with?

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    31 spline axles. TrueTrac diff.
    Driveshaft was the stocker.

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    thanks Mr. Luos

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    yes i agree with all above stated, get the lower control arms with the relocation brackets, another good one might be a TQ arm but make sure it will fir a 9" or 12 bolt though so you can re-use it when you swap out the rear ends. i love my 9" but i went with a spool and 35 spline axles.
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    i have the same DS with my 9" as well.

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