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Old 01-09-2014, 08:54 AM   #1
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Default S6 lowered with links and rims installed

I installed lowering links on my S6 and it turned out just as I expected as ive done this to all my past Mercedes with factory bags. I got them from mark for $130 shipped, he's located in the UK. heres his website. http://www.airmatic-lowering-links.co.uk/ they were delivered very fast via fedex 1-2 day to California. you will have to play with each corner to get the height you want but its fairly easy. car looks and rides great and no need for $2100 module that does the same exact thing. sorry for the bad quality pics, just used my camera phone. this is in dynamic mode, if you change to auto it raises some and if you push raise button it raises a lot.


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Great concept, had no idea they even existed

I like how you can remove them for service, and avoid having any issues with the warranty

I had my dealer lower mine 15mm for free, otherwise i'd get these links
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Ordered today
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best $130 ever spent on car mods period. for cars that come with oem air suspension, this is the perks to having air ride. you can lower it at little to no cost. with past Mercedes, I always bought the rear adjustable oem Mercedes links and just used the on all corners. the way I see it, $2k for a module is straight up rape and ridiculous, vs $2k for an apr tune is a deal of a lifetime. theyre trying to charge coilover money for a stupid box. I also found out that the rear S6 air bag is the exact same unit/part as the rear bag used in the Mercedes W212 E class and W218 CLS. im sure i just became public enemy #1 to all tuner shops who sell the modules or lower them this way and charge much more.

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best $130 ever spent on car mods period. for cars that come with oem air suspension, this is the perks to having air ride. you can lower it at little to no cost. with past Mercedes, I always bought the rear adjustable oem Mercedes links and just used the on all corners. the way I see it, $2k for a module is straight up rape and ridiculous, vs $2k for an apr tune is a deal of a lifetime. theyre trying to charge coilover money for a stupid box. I also found out that the rear S6 air bag is the exact same unit/part as the rear bag used in the Mercedes W212 E class and W218 CLS. im sure i just became public enemy #1 to all tuner shops who sell the modules or lower them this way and charge much more.
Thanks Mikec7s6, Just ordered a set this AM. How much lower than stock is your car in the photos?
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Thanks Mikec7s6, Just ordered a set this AM. How much lower than stock is your car in the photos?
np, I would say I lowered about 21-22mm. the first pic is kind of off because 1/2 the car is on the street and 1/2 the car is on my driveway and the cars sitting on a slope so its not perfectly accurate. the second pic is on flat ground but it was night time and that's the best my phone camera got. you can make the car sitting on the ground if you like, but from my past experiences with air suspension cars, when you dump it tucking tire/wheel the ride gets choppy. the instructions say they don't recommend lowering beyond 50mm to keep a good ride.
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you will have to play with each corner to get the height you want but its fairly easy.
How many links does the S6 have - 2 or 4? Can you post a picture of the links?
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How many links does the S6 have - 2 or 4? Can you post a picture of the links?
the S6 has 4, one on each corner. some cars have 2 front and one rear like the last generation E and CLS. I didn't bother to take pics of it, it looks like a well made kit. here's the guys ebay account where you can get a general idea of what they look like, these aren't the links for the S6 but they all look similar so you have an idea.

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the S6 has 4, one on each corner. some cars have 2 front and one rear like the last generation E and CLS. I didn't bother to take pics of it, it looks like a well made kit. here's the guys ebay account where you can get a general idea of what they look like, these aren't the links for the S6 but they all look similar so you have an idea.
Thanks for the Ebay link - the generic picture of the links answered a lot of questions.
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Thanks for the advice. I see that they do not offer specific links for the S6 or S7. Did you just use the S8 links?
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Thanks for the advice. I see that they do not offer specific links for the S6 or S7. Did you just use the S8 links?
I emailed the guy and received a response that S6 links were just released and he has not updates the website. Just order the S8 ones and specify that u need ones for S6
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A little too low for my tastes. Starting to look GheTTo. I think about a 10mm drop from the lowest factory setting would be about perfect.
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Does lowering affect the parking camera calibration?
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A little too low for my tastes. Starting to look GheTTo. I think about a 10mm drop from the lowest factory setting would be about perfect.
From the picture in the eBay link, it looks like they can be adjusted to any height.
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I emailed the guy and received a response that S6 links were just released and he has not updates the website. Just order the S8 ones and specify that u need ones for S6
correct, when I ordered the mine I just emailed his from his websites email address. told him what I wanted and asked him to send me an invoice via paypal and sent payment. he ships really fast, I got the links in 2 days delivered from the UK to California.
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I just want to better understand…

You can lower an S6 or S7 by simply installing these links? Is it something you can do yourself, or do you need a shop to install it?

What are the other options? The crazy $2k module? and i see some are saying their dealership did it for free? How does the dealership do it? Can it be done through vagcom?
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You can lower an S6 or S7 by simply installing these links? Is it something you can do yourself, or do you need a shop to install it?
Yes you can lower the S6/7 by installing those links. Depending on how handy you are, it is possible to install them your self.

If you have enough mechanical knowledge and some hand tools, you could possibly make them your self. They are selling shorter, adjustable links. The danger is that you don't know how much that they can be shortened and not cause damage. You don't want to wreak a air bag or bounce off a suspension bump stop.

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What are the other options? The crazy $2k module? and i see some are saying their dealership did it for free? How does the dealership do it? Can it be done through vagcom?
Yes you could buy the module or have the dealership lower it through vag-com.
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You can lower an S6 through Vag-Com? Well hell, I don't need to talk to my dealer then. Just call up a guy I know with a Vag-Com. Are you sure about that?
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Are you sure about that?
Others have posted that some dealers will lower and some won't. I don't know how much a dealer can or will lower it.
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Others have posted that some dealers will lower and some won't. I don't know how much a dealer can or will lower it.
My question was not about the dealers willingness to do it. The question is: How is it done?

From other threads my impression was that it had to be done by one of Audi's computers, in one of their service depts. Not Vag-Com.
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