The Avant is outfitted with the Stasis Streetsport Coilover Suspension, though it is set a bit low at the rear of the car. It is visibly low, and when measuring I found the center of the wheel to the wheel-well edge to be 12.5 inches, a full inch less than what Stasis recommends for the B5 S4. I decided to do something about it.
I wasn’t having any success trying to adjust the height with the coilover on the car so I decided to remove it so I could raise the height up to the recommended 13.5 inches. Even after removing the driver side so I could get better leverage I found I could not get the spring perch to budge. Lots of penetrating oil and efforts to scrape gunk out of the threads was getting me nowhere.
I began to consider alternative solutions, like cutting the perch and buying a replacement part. After contacting PSI to run through some options I was more convinced that cutting the ring may be the best option.
To decide if one or two rings may be needed I moved over to the passenger side to try removing and adjusting that coilover.
Same result, not budging. Before I move to the extreme step of cutting the perch off I am going to see if a local shop can do anything with it. The threads are in good shape without a hint of rust or corrosion, but this piece is stuck in place good.