AH FabricationsChris Nott
Results 1 to 21 of 21
  1. #1
    The Doctor's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Planet Earth
    Posts
    1,177

    ARB and tie bar suggestions please

    Hi chaps,

    I have a set of Bilstein B8s and H&R springs waiting to be fitted, but before doing so need to source some rear adjustable tie bars and also want to adjust my ARB set-up.

    Now that S3dave is no longer able to supply his tie bars, what are people's suggestions for alternatives?

    The latest Forge items look good to me, the KW versions look less sturdy and I've seen some ebay specials that look dire!!

    Regarding ARBs, what thickness are the standard S3 front & rear bars? Meant to measure them today whilst doing the Haldex oil & filter and completely forgot! Suggestions for alternatives to get a bit more turn-in without ruining the ride?

    Cheers lads.
    Last edited by The Doctor; 29th September 2012 at 23:09.

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    superkarl's Avatar
    MAN OF STEEL

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Liverpool/Southport. N west
    Posts
    7,468
    Tie bar wise, I'd go for whatwver looks the chunkiest. I'm lucky enough to have daves which are extremely well made and definately strong enough.

    As for arbs, standard is 19F 14R. I advise you get an R32 rear arb (19mm) and poly bush it, and poly bush the front. The 19F 19R is A. Very cheap B. Very effective in reducing the natural understeer. And C. Doesn't sacrifice comfort.

  4. #3
    The Doctor's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Planet Earth
    Posts
    1,177
    Wow, only 14mm standard on the rear? Unbelievable, almost not worth carrying the weight! Thanks mate. Might just get the R32 rear bar in that case.

    Leaning towards the Forge bars, just the price that's a bit scary... In no rush though. Will wait until next spring and then give the suspension a complete overhaul (top mounts, bushes, shocks, springs, tie bars, ARBs), ready for the 2nd 100k miles!

  5. #4
    jojo's Avatar
    S3 Drift King!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Solihull, Midlands
    Posts
    24,889
    Depending on how you want your car to handle Paul, you might want to consider a Golf4 V6 4Motion rear ARB, which is 16mm, if you plan to keep the front one standard 19mm.


    99' Audi S3(APY) - Brilliant Black Click>>>Going Sideways vid!
    You've got to have a laugh!



  6. #5
    Westy's Avatar
    Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Cambridgeshire sometimes Hertfordshire
    Posts
    17,182

    ARB and tie bar suggestions please

    19/19 is great for every day driving and doesn't make the car too lively if you want a bit of fun. Predictable yet a hell of a lot better then 19/14.
    8P A3 TDI - 220bhp - 335lbft
    A3 Maintenance Thread
    Bye bye S3 you will be missed.
    S3 Build Thread







  7. #6
    Broken Byzan's Avatar
    Photographic Moderator

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Posts
    12,371

    My Social Networking

    Follow Broken Byzan On Twitter Add Broken Byzan on Facebook Add Broken Byzan on Google+ Visit Broken Byzan's Youtube Channel
    I think DPM does some nice looking adjustable bars Stave?

  8. #7
    superkarl's Avatar
    MAN OF STEEL

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Liverpool/Southport. N west
    Posts
    7,468
    just to add, my car simply will not understeer unless in the rain, in which case everyone drives sensibly anyway.
    i was over the moon when i fitted my arb. the car is one the positive side of neutral, no understeer, but doesnt step out either.

  9. #8
    Westy's Avatar
    Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Cambridgeshire sometimes Hertfordshire
    Posts
    17,182

    ARB and tie bar suggestions please

    Quote Originally Posted by superkarl View Post
    just to add, my car simply will not understeer unless in the rain, in which case everyone drives sensibly anyway.
    i was over the moon when i fitted my arb. the car is one the positive side of neutral, no understeer, but doesnt step out either.
    That because your car is under powered
    8P A3 TDI - 220bhp - 335lbft
    A3 Maintenance Thread
    Bye bye S3 you will be missed.
    S3 Build Thread







  10. #9
    superkarl's Avatar
    MAN OF STEEL

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Liverpool/Southport. N west
    Posts
    7,468
    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    That because your car is under powered
    power doesnt matter in corners. faggot

  11. #10
    jojo's Avatar
    S3 Drift King!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Solihull, Midlands
    Posts
    24,889
    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    That because your car is under powered
    Quote Originally Posted by superkarl View Post
    power doesnt matter in corners. faggot
    Lets settle this at ADI girls!


    99' Audi S3(APY) - Brilliant Black Click>>>Going Sideways vid!
    You've got to have a laugh!



  12. #11
    Westy's Avatar
    Double Dark Side! Diesel & 8P

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Cambridgeshire sometimes Hertfordshire
    Posts
    17,182

    ARB and tie bar suggestions please

    Quote Originally Posted by superkarl View Post
    power doesnt matter in corners. faggot
    More power through a corner will make a car brake traction. Nonce
    8P A3 TDI - 220bhp - 335lbft
    A3 Maintenance Thread
    Bye bye S3 you will be missed.
    S3 Build Thread







  13. #12
    superkarl's Avatar
    MAN OF STEEL

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Liverpool/Southport. N west
    Posts
    7,468
    Quote Originally Posted by Westy View Post
    More power through a corner will make a car brake traction. Nonce
    EXACTLY!

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Lets settle this at ADI girls!
    this girl uses track rubber

  14. #13
    Broken Byzan's Avatar
    Photographic Moderator

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Posts
    12,371

    My Social Networking

    Follow Broken Byzan On Twitter Add Broken Byzan on Facebook Add Broken Byzan on Google+ Visit Broken Byzan's Youtube Channel
    less than 2 weeks of prep for you pair, then it will be battle of the strongest...LOL

  15. #14
    superkarl's Avatar
    MAN OF STEEL

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Liverpool/Southport. N west
    Posts
    7,468
    street tyres vs track tyres
    stock map vs 300hp custom

    hmmmmm lol.

    if only we could measure apex speed

  16. #15
    Broken Byzan's Avatar
    Photographic Moderator

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Posts
    12,371

    My Social Networking

    Follow Broken Byzan On Twitter Add Broken Byzan on Facebook Add Broken Byzan on Google+ Visit Broken Byzan's Youtube Channel
    ANyway, the aim of the game is to have a laugh and meet up, lets not get into this, it's not supposed to be a race.

  17. #16
    superkarl's Avatar
    MAN OF STEEL

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Liverpool/Southport. N west
    Posts
    7,468
    correct mark.

    we'l just have a fight instead

  18. #17
    Broken Byzan's Avatar
    Photographic Moderator

    Status
    Online
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    Posts
    12,371

    My Social Networking

    Follow Broken Byzan On Twitter Add Broken Byzan on Facebook Add Broken Byzan on Google+ Visit Broken Byzan's Youtube Channel

  19. #18
    jojo's Avatar
    S3 Drift King!

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Solihull, Midlands
    Posts
    24,889
    Quote Originally Posted by Byzan Pics View Post
    ANyway, the aim of the game is to have a laugh and meet up, lets not get into this, it's not supposed to be a race.
    Who said anything about racing?


    99' Audi S3(APY) - Brilliant Black Click>>>Going Sideways vid!
    You've got to have a laugh!



  20. #19
    The Doctor's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Planet Earth
    Posts
    1,177
    Ha ha, I've logged on to A-S.net this evening, seen my thread and thought "ooh look, 17 replies now, let's see what's been suggested", and when I open it there's Westy and Superkarl pinching and pulling each other's hair! Brilliant! Can't wait for ADI even more now. Must make sure the camera's fully charged.

  21. #20
    DPM
    DPM's Avatar
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Newcastle/Durham
    Posts
    4,211
    I find the H&R ARBs provide a very well balanced feel, if you want more oversteer then the Eibachs are a good choice.

    As for tie bars the Forge ones really are top notch.

    Let me know if you need any prices or info and we'll be happy to help.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
    DPM Performance
    The premier online suspension and performance specialists
    W: www.dpmperformance.co.uk
    T: 01207 561606
    E: sales@dpmperformance.co.uk

  22. #21
    Scullies's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Dubai
    Posts
    1,208
    I have just fitted these adjustable tie bars. The ones I received are different to the picture. I received a hexagon shape bar that measured 24mm across the hex ( 24mm spanner ) - seems pretty beefy and so far so good. Its only been 3 days though :D

    MEGAN 2pc Pillow ball Adjustable Rear Camber Control arm Audi TT 8N Golf R32 | eBay

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Rear Tie Bar and spacers
    By random101 in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 22nd December 2009, 05:55
  2. Tie bars, Coilovers and ARB fitting costs!
    By Olly P in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 21st August 2009, 19:02
  3. Replies: 16
    Last Post: 9th August 2009, 14:09
  4. Advice please on adjustable tie bars / arms
    By rgb8888 in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 9th May 2006, 19:09
  5. tie bars?
    By cyuen in forum A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 15th April 2004, 00:00

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO