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    A few lowering questions,springs coilovers top mounts????

    Hi guys, i have a few questions to help me come to a decision on how to lower my car, i was intending to lower my car on a set of H&R springs only or maybe KW or Weitec, lowering between 15-25mm, i just assumed this would be an easy choice between the 3 but after reading a few posts on coilovers im unsure, its very important for me to keep the ride quality of my car i just want a bit of a better stance and handling improvments but nothing drastic, so what kits will perform best for me, im also being told if im doing springs i may aswell do dampers and top mounts,ive treid to research this but the more i do the more it confuses me, should i do springs, springs and dampers or coilovers and lastlly do i need to upgrade or just replace the top mounts, any help on this would be great and also feel free to suggest a set up, thanks a lot guys, Daz

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    I'm running standard shocks with 40mm drop on koni springs and car feels great and drives well but that's for me, Daz it's all down to ur own personal taste and how Low u would be happy with and ur budget mate, I'm not a great fan of coilovers buts that's just me, have a look how low peoples cars are and judge how u would like urs here is a pic of mine and whatever u choose good luck mate



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    Here's a thread with pictures about how a3's look pretty low on coilovers: buying a a3 like see how low u can get one on coilover pics please

    And heres a thread on fitting the eBay coilovers: The Definitive Cheap Ebay Coilover Thread (Jamex) With" how to"guide

    Ive heard a lot about the JOM coilovers which can be bought for £170 from DPM Performance, this is probably the route I plan on going.

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    I just stuck some eibach prokit 35mm drop springs on mine, it keeps a relatively oem look but improves stance loads! I stuck new top mounts and top mount bearings in whilst I was there, under £30 from tps for those. Kept original dampers Replacing springs tomorrow, is there anything I will need to replace at the same time

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    i think im going to run just springs then,keep listening to to many people is my problem lol, i had eibachs on my last s3 and loved them!!! there's so much more choice than when i had my last one its all a bit new, ill keep std shocks and replace top mounts, thanks for all your info guys, really helpful!!!!

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    Good luck buddy !
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    Good choice mate. The eibach springs can be bought on eBay for pretty cheap, i got mine for £120 delivered!

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    You'll get a better ride quality if you cahnge both the shocks and springs.

    How many miles have your current shocks covered?

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