The Definitive Suspension Parts List

kp 115

Member
carlston many thanks again for all useful info.
next days i order bilstein b4(front rear)+ kyb springs(less expensive compared to bilstein b3).
also bought dust cover kit and meyle hd drop link.
next step refresh appearance: remove some scratch,decontamination paint whit clay bar,and lastly auto wax(collinite 476).
at work end i open a new thread.:)
A very good choice of last stage protection 👍
 

dj_efk

A2OC Donor
I may have missed it when skin-reading the thread - Is there a decent way to look up what suspension springs my new A2 should have had when new?

It's another TDI90 SE without OSS - From the reading I've done I assume THESE B3s (37-147679) would make worthy replacements for the front but I'm not sure - Also what about the rear? THESE B3s (36-147717)?
 

carlston

Active Member
Front Springs
(1)6Q0411105AC2 red dots
3 blue dots
J24, L01

(1)6Q0411105AD3 red dots
1 blue dot
J53, L02

(1)6Q0411105AE3 red dots
2 blue dots
L03

(1)6Q0411105AF4 red dots
1 blue dot
L04

16Q0411105AL2 red dots
1 yellow dot
J33, L22

(1)6Q0411105AM2 red dots
2 yellow dots
J26, L23

(1)6Q0411105AN2 red dots
3 yellow dots
J25, L24

(1)6Q0411105AP3 red dots
1 yellow dot
J23, L25

16Q0411105AR
Cancelled since 01.01.2002
4 red dots
1 yellow dot
J38

(1)6Q0411105AS
Cancelled since 01.01.2002
1 red dot
1 brown dot
J39

(1)6Q0411105AT
Cancelled since 01.01.2002
1 red dot
2 brown dot
J40

(1)6Q0411105BA
Cancelled since 01.01.2002
1 red dot
3 brown dot
J41

(1)6Q0411105BB
Cancelled since 01.01.2002
1 red dot
4 brown dots
J42

(1)8Z0411105AF1 green dot
3 silver dots
L45

(1)8Z0411105AG
2 green dots
3 silver dots
L46

(1)8Z0411105AH
1 green dot
4 silver dots
L47

(1)8Z0411105AJ1 blue dot
1 silver dot
L48

(1)8Z0411105AK2 blue dots
1 silver dot
L49

(1)8Z0411105AL3 blue dots
1 silver dot
L50

(1)8Z0411105AM4 blue dots
1 silver dot
L51

(1)8Z0411105AN1 blue dot
2 silver dots
L52

18Z04111054 grey dots
1 green dot
U01, L03

(1)8Z0411105A4 grey dots
2 green dots
U02, L04

(1)8Z0411105B3 green dotsU03, L05

(1)8Z0411105C4 green dotsU04, L06
Rear Springs
(1)8Z0511115AG2 orange dots
2 green dots
1 yellow dot
0YK+1GA,
1GL, G07, G08

(1)8Z0511115AH2 orange dots
2 green dots
1 blue dot

(1)8Z0511115AJ2 orange dots
1 yellow dot
1 green dot
0YC+1GF,
G03

(1)8Z0511115AK2 orange dots
2 yellow dots
1 green dot
0YD+1GF,
1G3

(1)8Z0511115AL2 orange dots
1 yellow dot
1 white dot
0YE+1GF,
G03

(1)8Z0511115AM2 orange dots
1 yellow dot
2 blue dots
0YF+1GA,
G03

(1)8Z0511115AP2 orange dots
2 yellow dots
1 white dot
0YH+1GF,
G03

(1)8Z0511115AQ2 orange dots
3 green dots

(1)8Z0511115AR2 orange dots
2 blue dots
1 white dot

(1)8Z0511115AS2 orange dots
3 yellow dots

(1)8Z0511115AT4 orange dots
1 green dot

(1)8Z0511115BA2 orange dots
3 blue dots

(1)8Z0511115BB2 orange dots
1 white dot
2 green dots
F 8Z-3-000 001>>
0YJ+G22
Period: 0502 - 0805

(1)8Z0511115BC2 orange dots
3 white dots
0YK+G22

(1)8Z0511115BD2 orange dots
2 white dots
1 green dot

18Z0511115G2 orange dots
2 green dots

(1)8Z0511115H
Cancelled since 01.01.2011
2 orange dots
2 blue dots

(1)8Z0511115J2 orange dots
2 yellow dots

(1)8Z0511115K4 orange dots

(1)8Z0511115R2 orange dots
1 green dot
2 blue dots

(1)8Z0511115S2 orange dots
1 green dot
1 white dot
 
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tobee1k

Member
Hi everyone, I had a read through the thread and couldn't see an answer to my question, but apologies if I've missed it -

Assuming the car is as described, I am about to pick up a new A2 (2005 90 TDI) in the next few days. From speaking to the seller, I'm pretty sure it needs to have the droplinks replaced. I remember going though a fair few droplinks on my old A2 and wondered if people recommend a particular brand to give decent life? I live in Scotland where most of the roads seem to be deteriorating into farm tracks so if I can get as much life out of them as possible, that would be handy.
 
Hi everyone, I had a read through the thread and couldn't see an answer to my question, but apologies if I've missed it -

Assuming the car is as described, I am about to pick up a new A2 (2005 90 TDI) in the next few days. From speaking to the seller, I'm pretty sure it needs to have the droplinks replaced. I remember going though a fair few droplinks on my old A2 and wondered if people recommend a particular brand to give decent life? I live in Scotland where most of the roads seem to be deteriorating into farm tracks so if I can get as much life out of them as possible, that would be handy.
I have used the meyle and hd (Polo) top mounts much tougher for rough track lanes If you live in the sticks as we do ..good luck .
 

A2Z

A2OC Donor
Yes 100% agree with the above, has to be Meyle HD (Heavy Duty) drop links. Wouldn't use anything else and is the first job I would do when buying any A2. Around £30 for a pair off ebay 👍
 

Louis

Member
Any comment on my future setup for 90tdi with OSS??
- Koni Special Active shock (F+R)
- Spidan 49572 frontsprings
- Spidan 49546 rearsprings

Louis
 

carlston

Active Member
Many A2 owners have had premature breakages of Spidan and Suplex springs. They used to be reliable, but not anymore.

Spidan 49572 is for a Daihatsu, not an A2.

Maybe try OEM part number 6Q0411105AC for the front springs and 8Z0511115AS for the rear springs. If you regularly carry 4 passengers then the heavy duty 8Z0511115BB is worth considering. However, if you don't normally carry rear passengers, the lighter duty 8Z0511115AS will give a less harsh ride.

6Q0411105AC

8Z0511115AS

8Z0511115BB
 

A2Steve

Member
I’ve just fitted Eibachs and whilst they are lowering springs, they lower the car to a sensible level, are great quality and are not crashy (in the limited driving I’ve done since fitting). Worth looking into.
 

Mka306

A2OC Donor
I’ve just fitted Eibachs and whilst they are lowering springs, they lower the car to a sensible level, are great quality and are not crashy (in the limited driving I’ve done since fitting). Worth looking into.
Steve did you fit a full suspension kit or just springs, I have always liked the Eibachs and have used them in the past without any issues? I'm interested as I have it on my project thread to do and I would like a setup that doesnt hit the floor but gives a slightly better stance over the soon to be fitted 17" wheels.
 

A2Steve

Member
Steve did you fit a full suspension kit or just springs, I have always liked the Eibachs and have used them in the past without any issues? I'm interested as I have it on my project thread to do and I would like a setup that doesnt hit the floor but gives a slightly better stance over the soon to be fitted 17" wheels.

Have done the full works, pretty much everything underneath has been renewed or refurbished.
 

bretti_kivi

Member
After driving mine relatively hard Friday, i would suggest b8 is a good way to go. Running 195/50r15 on lightweight wheels, it's not crashy and the stance is really nice. The yokos even give some rim protection despite them being 7j. Also have h&r arbs front and rear.
 

H-M3

Member
Sorry not to jack this thread but my 1.4 petrol needs 2 front shock. Are sachs standard ones decent?
Thanks
 

Merlin3046

Member
Complete List of OEM front springs for the Audi A2

6Q0411105AC
2 red 3 blue dots
6Q0411105AD 3 red 1 blue dots
6Q0411105AE 3 red 2 blue dots
6Q0411105AF 4 red 1 blue dots
6Q0411105AL 2 red 1 yellow dots
6Q0411105AM 2 red 2 yellow dots
6Q0411105AN 2 red 3 yellow dots
6Q0411105AP 3 red 1 yellow dots
6Q0411105AR 4 red 1 yellow dots
6Q0411105AS 1 red 1 brown dots
6Q0411105AT 1 red 2 brown dots
6Q0411105BA 1 red 3 brown dots
6Q0411105BB 1 red 4 brown dots
8Z0411105 4 grey 1 green dots
8Z0411105A 4 grey 2 green dots
8Z0411105AF 1 green 3 silver dots
8Z0411105AG 2 green 3 silver dots
8Z0411105AH 1 green 4 silver dots
8Z0411105AJ 1 blue 1 silver dots
8Z0411105AK 2 blue 1 silver dots
8Z0411105AL 3 blue 1 silver dots
8Z0411105AM 4 blue 1 silver dots
8Z0411105AN 1 blue 2 silver dots
8Z0411105B 3 green dots
8Z0411105C 4 green dots

Front Springs for the Audi A2 available from Optimal, Sachs, TRW

6Q0411105AC

Optimal AF-4770, Sachs 993180, TRW JCS1054
Length 343mm, Thickness 11.25mm, Diameter 137mm, Weight 1.56kg

6Q0411105AD
Optimal AF-4748, Sachs 997841, TRW JCS190
Length 357mm, Thickness 11.25mm, Diameter 138mm, Weight 1,5kg

6Q0411105AE
Optimal AF-4745, Sachs 997842, TRW JCS142
Length 365mm, Thickness 11.25mm, Diameter 137mm, Weight 1.5kg

6Q0411105AF
Optimal AF-4746, Sachs 997843, TRW JCS214
Length 355mm, Thickness 11.5mm, Diameter 138mm, Weight 1.7kg

8Z0411105AH (Front springs for 1.4 diesel with OSS)
Optimal AF-1206, Sachs 997853, TRW JCS880
Length 342mm, Thickness 11.15mm, Diameter 139mm, Weight 1.546kg

8Z0411105AJ (Front springs for 1.4 petrol with OSS)
Optimal AF-1207, Sachs 998404, TRW JCS905
Length 337mm, Thickness 11.1mm, Diameter 138mm, Weight 1.514kg

8Z0411105AL (Front springs for 1.4 diesel without OSS, and 1.6 petrol with or without OSS)
Optimal AF-1170, Sachs 997854, TRW JCS317
Length 338mm, Thickness 11.5mm, Diameter 137mm, Weight 1.7kg

8Z0411105AM (Front springs for 1.4 petrol without OSS)
Optimal AF-1171, Sachs 998403, TRW JCS291
Length 342mm, Thickness 11.15mm, Diameter 139mm, Weight 1.55kg

8Z0411105B (Front springs for 1.2 diesel)
Optimal AF-1205, Sachs 998405
Length 293mm, Thickness 10.9mm, Diameter 136mm

Complete List of OEM Rear Springs for the Audi A2

8Z0511115AG 2 orange 2 green 1 yellow dots
8Z0511115AH 2 orange 2 green 1 blue dots
8Z0511115AJ 2 orange 1 yellow 1 green dots
8Z0511115AK 2 orange 2 yellow 1 green dots
8Z0511115AL 2 orange 1 yellow 1 white dots
8Z0511115AM 2 orange 1 yellow 2 blue dots
8Z0511115AP 2 orange 2 yellow 1 white dots
8Z0511115AQ 2 orange 3 green dots
8Z0511115AR 2 orange 2 blue 1 white dots
8Z0511115AS 2 orange 3 yellow dots
8Z0511115AT 4 orange 1 green dots
8Z0511115BA 2 orange 3 blue dots
8Z0511115BB 2 orange 1 white 2 green dots
8Z0511115BC 2 orange 3 white dots
8Z0511115BD 2 orange 2 white 1 green dots
8Z0511115G 2 orange 2 green dots
8Z0511115H 2 orange 2 blue dots
8Z0511115J 2 orange 2 yellow dots
8Z0511115K 4 orange dots
8Z0511115R 2 orange 1 green 2 blue dots
8Z0511115S 2 orange 1 green 1 white dots

Rear Springs for the Audi A2 available from Optimal, Sachs, TRW

8Z0511115AL
(Rear springs for 1.2 diesel)
Optimal AF-1209, Sachs 996941
Length 328mm, Thickness 9.15mm, Diameter 99mm

8Z0511115AS (Rear springs for 1.4 diesel without OSS and 1.4 petrol without OSS and 1.6 petrol without OSS)
Optimal AF-1172, Sachs 996648, TRW JCS782
Length 338mm, Thickness 9.75mm, Diameter 107mm, Weight 1.3kg

8Z0511115BB (Rear springs for 1.4 diesel with OSS and 1.4 petrol with OSS and 1.6 petrol with OSS)
Optimal AF-1208, Sachs 996940, TRW JCS1091
Length 338mm, Thickness 10.2mm, Diameter 104mm, Weight 1.46kg
I'm in a long conversation with my local garage about a broken rear spring on my TDi 90 with OSS. They're not available from Audi any more. According to KYB, their replacement is RH6594, with a free length of ~338 mm. I've looked at a number of other potential suppliers, including the frangible Spidan and Sachs, and they all quote a free length of 336 - 338 mm. My garage is saying that the unbroken spring on mine, which judging by the colour code is original, is ~295 mm long. They've ordered a replacement through TPS (I think) and that's come in at ~338 mm. If the ride height is going to be the same with the replacement, I presume the rate of the KYB is lower. Is that so? Anyone else have experience of replacing an OEM spring with one of these apparently over-long after-market jobs?
Yer man at KYB technical support says that all after-market springs are a compromise, trying to accommodate the whole range of the 21 OEM variants in one or two options. Looking at the catalogues, that appears to be the case.
I'm minded to replace both rears at the same time, but the garage is reluctant to fit these 338 mm versions since they don't appear to fit without a fight.

Thanks
Mike
PS, chapeau to Carlston for compiling this list.
 

carlston

Active Member
I'm in a long conversation with my local garage about a broken rear spring on my TDi 90 with OSS. They're not available from Audi any more. According to KYB, their replacement is RH6594, with a free length of ~338 mm. I've looked at a number of other potential suppliers, including the frangible Spidan and Sachs, and they all quote a free length of 336 - 338 mm. My garage is saying that the unbroken spring on mine, which judging by the colour code is original, is ~295 mm long. They've ordered a replacement through TPS (I think) and that's come in at ~338 mm. If the ride height is going to be the same with the replacement, I presume the rate of the KYB is lower. Is that so? Anyone else have experience of replacing an OEM spring with one of these apparently over-long after-market jobs?
Yer man at KYB technical support says that all after-market springs are a compromise, trying to accommodate the whole range of the 21 OEM variants in one or two options. Looking at the catalogues, that appears to be the case.
I'm minded to replace both rears at the same time, but the garage is reluctant to fit these 338 mm versions since they don't appear to fit without a fight.

What is the colour code of your rear springs?

It doesn't sound like you have 8Z0511115BB rear springs as these are much longer than 295mm in length.

Before fitting new rear springs, you might want to check which upper underlays you have, as there are two types 1J0512149B and 1J0512149 as shown below. 1J0512149 doesn't appear to be available new anymore. There's plenty of availability for 1J0512149B.

1J0512149B

61J0512149Bunderlayupper
Model data: PR-0YD,0YE,
0YF,0YG,0YH,
0YJ+1GA,1GL,
G03,G22
(6)1J0512149underlayupper
Model data: PR-0YK,G0L,
1GA,G07,G08,
G22

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Merlin3046

Member
What is the colour code of your rear springs?

It doesn't sound like you have 8Z0511115BB rear springs as these are much longer than 295mm in length.

Before fitting new rear springs, you might want to check which upper underlays you have, as there are two types 1J0512149B and 1J0512149 as shown below. 1J0512149 doesn't appear to be available new anymore. There's plenty of availability for 1J0512149B.

1J0512149B

61J0512149Bunderlayupper
Model data: PR-0YD,0YE,
0YF,0YG,0YH,
0YJ+1GA,1GL,
G03,G22
(6)1J0512149underlayupper
Model data: PR-0YK,G0L,
1GA,G07,G08,
G22

View attachment 83549
According to the garage, the originals are 2 orange 2 green 1 yellow dots, which makes them 8Z0511115AG. Even after nearly 17 years and 150 000 miles, I would be surprised if they would have taken a ~40 mm set.
The spring seats don't come in to the discussion, since the measurements were taken with the springs off the car, and I replaced them (the seats) 2 years ago.
 
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