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    Springs or Coilovers..??

    I've been reading about springs and coilovers for my S3 and i can not decide which to go for, i'm not looking to sit it on its arse so are coilovers really worth while..?? i have read on here that a lot of you have switched from coilovers to a spring set up..??

    Does anyone have a pic of your car on the 30mm spring setup..??

    Thanks..

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    All depends on what drop you're looking for and also what you're wanting to spend.

    Springs and shocks tend to be a more comfortable option where as coilovers have the advantage of being able to get the height exactly how you want it.

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    Personally I wouldn't go for coilovers.. just for the fact that I doubt you'll ever adjust them after you've fitted them :-)

    I went for the AP Suspension Kit for around £400 and no complaints so far! Popular option on here is billestein B8's with H&R springs.. however they are more expensive than the AP kit.

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    i put the apex 30mm lowering springs on mine, the camber on the rear was way too much. so i had to put adjustable tie arms on the rear and get it geometry aligned, ill put some pics up in a short while.

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    Thanks guys, yes i like my comfort ha, thats true once the coilovers would be on id never adjust them..
    I thought the camber was adjustable as standard? how much are the tie arms..??

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    if you going for a big turbo upgrade in the future i would say invest into some coilover

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    Quote Originally Posted by KEEGAN SA View Post
    if you going for a big turbo upgrade in the future i would say invest into some coilover
    no matey i wont be, unless it turns into a weekend toy and not my daily driver

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    Personally I don't see the advantage of coilovers being the fact you can keep adjusting them, I see it as being the fact you can get the stance exactly how you want it.

    For comfort though I'd go for a good quality springs and shocks option.

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    I had weitec coilovers but with 18 inch wheels they were too harsh for me.

    Since changed to Eibach Pro springs and Koni STR.T shocks (Cost £398 total) and am really happy with the ride and handling.

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    I have the Eibach Pro kit installed on OEM shocks. Sits perfectly, ride quality is comfortable and not harsh at all.

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    What is better to go with gas or oil shocks.
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    Thanks for the info guys, thats really helpful, i can see your point damian about getting it to sit right thanks again..

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    Quote Originally Posted by KEEGAN SA View Post
    if you going for a big turbo upgrade in the future i would say invest into some coilover
    big turbo = must have coilovers

    Erm ?
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    It dont matter what turbo you have lol

    Shocks and springs are more for comfort
    Coilovers are for adjustibg and If anythibg,better for track!
    Word!!!

    My A3/Martys Golf would smash that, and this guys £7000 GT9743 supercharged love machine.

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    Who needs coilovers?

    Apex Springs, Bilstein Shocks, FK lowering caps, new strut tops and bearing up front aswell when this pic was taken, I have since fitted adjustable camber bars on the rear also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thegoal007 View Post
    big turbo = must have coilovers

    Erm ?
    Whats the reasoning with this statement....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cecilthesausage View Post
    Whats the reasoning with this statement....?
    It means you've been crippled by your big turbo build, you can only afford a set of cheap coilovers, instead of a real suspension setup!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    It means you've been crippled by your big turbo build, you can only afford a set of cheap coilovers, instead of a real suspension setup!
    Get the suspension first.... Then you don't have to suffer the Joms or the Jamex..... I had some on mine.... And for the life of me I don't know why.... Well I do...lol But it didn't take long before my spine and car where slowly rattling to bits and I thought get this freakin sh@te of my car....lol..... Billy's and Eibach all the way....
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    Quote Originally Posted by cecilthesausage View Post
    Whats the reasoning with this statement....?
    I was rather hoping the guy who made the correlation between the two in the frst place answer it !

    It was bit sarcastic.... becuase there is none ---I do know that !
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