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Had the S5 serviced by my indi and they have reported the rear offside shock as misting. Prob not a MOT failure yet, but will need sorting out in the near future.

As this is common, what have others done?

I can of course replace with Audi OEM, but that just seems boring. I have std shocks so not the dynamic ones, so is this a opportunity to retrofit dynamic suspension, or is that just too hard to do?

The other option is to go to coilovers, and I have started looking at this, but the price range goes from £500 to £2k, is this worth it, will it spoil the ride?

Off topic, leaving the garage there was a RS5 on my arse (test driven by the mechanic I think) and we both gave it beans down the dual carriageway and through the roundabouts.... Let's just say it was very evenly matched ;) pleased with my remap
 

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If by retrofit dynamic suspension you mean the Audi system then it is likely possible, but expensive, and likely not worth it (and I say that as owner of a full ADS S5).
How do you like or dislike the suspension you have now? I found the handling was lacking in my B5 S4 so I had H&R coilovers fitted. The performance was great but the ride was harsh. When they wore out I changed to KW variant 1 coilovers which seemed to handle like the H&Rs but had a better ride. That's why I like my ADS. I put it into dynamic and the suspension tightens up for faster cornering. But I can also put it into comfort and the ride softens - I often do that when I have passengers. I like it, but I'm not sure it is necessarily worth the option cost which is why I doubt it would be worth the retrofit cost.
 

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Yeah was referring to the Audi dynamic system.

To be fair I like the current spots suspension on the S5, not much body roll and not overly firm that it's uncomfortable.

Really was just wondering if there were any real benefits to coil overs. I guess 10-20mm drop would fill the arches a bit better, but I am not sure if it will be too harsh.

I don't track the car so don't really need it, but it is a opportunity for a cheeky upgrade, but equally happy to stay standard.
 
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