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    LCR top mounts, Ball joints and Drop links.

    Evening all.

    Wheres the best place to get the above (they will be for a s3)? Seat want over well over Ł60 notes for the top mounts and thats not even with the bearings .

    Also, im going to be dropping the s3 on some coilovers by about 25mm - 30mm, will the standard drop links be ok to prevent the ARB rubbing on the driveshafts or does the s3 not suffer from this like the golf boys.

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    S3s wont suffer the arb issue that a3s have mate

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    I'm sure i only paid about Ł20 for my top mounts from Audi a few years ago lol
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    Thanks dave.

    I think thats about right for the standard S3 one's sandip but i want some LCR as they are a higher rating in stiffness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dani_B19 View Post
    Thanks dave.

    I think thats about right for the standard S3 one's sandip but i want some LCR as they are a higher rating in stiffness.
    Hmmm...learn something new everyday!
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    The uprated LCR ones are more expensive than the std top mounts used on all the other cars... Ł30 each sounds right to me and AFAIK only available through TPS or a SEAT dealer

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandip View Post
    Hmmm...learn something new everyday!
    std top mounts are around 55 durometer while LCR ones are 80 durometer... they are much harder than std...

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    Haha, what a result! My LCR weitec coilovers for the track car came with brand new LCR topmounts! I thought they seemed pretty hard!
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    Hi all.

    I have an LCR and I can confirm that the LCR top mounts are a lot bulkier and stiffer than your S3/TT 225 mounts. My 2003 LCR came with the same top mounts that you are using which looked completely different to what I recenetly replaced them with, I even questioned if I had the right part but it all fits fine. SEAT revised this part ar some point, I guess after many warranty recalls and the result was these bigger and stiffer mounts. SEAT now also use the stiffer front wishbone bushes that you S3's run as standard, I went for this setup over polybushes to retain a street-car feel...+ coilovers .
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    Prawn ya jammy git, lol.

    So either TPS or seat then, looks like ill just have to bite the bullet i spose.
    Driving the most secretive S3 on ASN

 

 

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