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Has anyone had failures of DRC post the official US recall?

Are there documented failures of the DRC with the new and upgraded components?

I am aware this question has been discussed, but usually it has been wrt competing after market products. How well doe new DRC ride and handle compared to coil overs from KW / Bilstein etc.

Put simply, how good is DRC correctly working? Audi have offered to partially fund my DRC replacement, such that the cost of DRC is now going to be less than KW and probably about the same as H&R or 2 Bennets


Hi there,

I've just replaced my version 3 DRC system (latest version) , with aftermarket due to the DRC system failing.

I have to be honest, it seemed to me to be flogging a dead horse going back to Audi for them to replace the system again.

My KW system is much better than the DRC, but it is all down to personal preference.

I'm glad I changed and I now have no reason to have to go near an audi dealer again, which can only be a good thing.



Thanks for the feedback Steve. Given that you have recently had a working DRC, how does the ride and handling with the KW (V3?) compare,


Hi Scott,

Miles better, i've got mine set up at about the same ride hight but quite firm.

Turn in is better, response feels better and pretty much eliminated brake peddle judder.

Couldn't be happier and most definately the best idea if your still on DRC.


Personally I decided to stay stock, because I do not believe that the grass is always greener.

I had the DRC done by Camberley Audi, it was not much more money than coilovers, and it comes with a 2 year Audi warranty. In my opinion, the latter will be valid a lot longer in reality.

I obviously cannot compare with what it would be with coilovers (nor do I have the talent to go anywhere near the limits to find out), but I had the opportunity to drive 250 miles in the alps this summer and for a large and heavy car, it did more than hold its own in the twisties. Forum Index -> Audi S6 & RS 6 (C5) quattro
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