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    A3 Rear Suspension Mounts

    Planning on fitting my new suspension soon and just gathering parts. Should I go for genuine Audi rear suspension mounts or are the ones available in ECP or on Ebay OK?
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    Starting to get a bit of a complex guys, no one seems to want to answer my posts....

    For the rear of my car, as well as swapping out the old dampers & springs for new Koni items, I plan on replacing the rear top mounts with Lemforder ones from AVS @ £10.38 each, part no. 3526901, any good/bad/indifferent thoughts on these?

    Was thinking of going for the Fabia VRS rear beam bushes, part no. 6Q0501541E which I'll get from my local stealers. Thoughts / alternatives?

    Going to go for Powerflex bump stops, BS2006K, these OK?

    Lastly, would the following be the bolts/nuts I need: -

    N10409903 x 2
    N10106402 x 2
    N90517302 x 2
    N10286102 x 2

    Anything I've missed?

    Someone please reply so I know I'm still welcome at ASN
    1999 1.8t AGU Sport 150 5dr
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    2.5" Decat Downpipe, 2.5" MeerKat Custom Cat-Back, R32 Wishbone Bushes, Black Diamond 12 Groove Discs, Phatnoise, S2000 Filter, HKS SSQV, BBS CH Rims,
    Koni STR.t Kit
    Awaiting Fitting
    ABT Rear Spoiler, Oettinger Grille, Catch Can
    Wanted
    5dr Black Leather Interior (Golf/Bora/A3)
    Plans
    Flocked Dash, Respray

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    Im sure someone will reply soon! I find that the S3 related questions get a far better response tbh

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    Thanks Pubemammal, starting to get a bit paranoid I've upset someone lol.

    I know what you mean, it can be a bit S3 centric sometimes, I'm just jealous I don't have one yet.

    Does get a bit annoying when you see some posts which, even though the topic has been covered in the stickies, still get pages of replies
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    Koni STR.t Kit
    Awaiting Fitting
    ABT Rear Spoiler, Oettinger Grille, Catch Can
    Wanted
    5dr Black Leather Interior (Golf/Bora/A3)
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    Quote Originally Posted by WorkInProgress View Post
    Thanks Pubemammal, starting to get a bit paranoid I've upset someone lol.

    I know what you mean, it can be a bit S3 centric sometimes, I'm just jealous I don't have one yet.

    Does get a bit annoying when you see some posts which, even though the topic has been covered in the stickies, still get pages of replies
    Haha I know the feeling. Made a thread on the progress of my A3 and got minimal replies.

    Yes this is true but mostly the replies are slating the OP for not reading the stickies lol. I'm sure somebody will be along with some useful info (prawn, jardo, tuffty)!

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    Alright alright, calm down!

    Lemforder rear top mounts are fine, don't bother with the bump stops and you probably don't need to change the bolts.

    I can't comment on the rear beam bush because I don't know. What I do know is that it is a reasonable job which makes a big difference on most cars.
    I quite often say I'm going to do things.

    Then never do them.

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    Just had powerflex rear beam bushes put on mine and it has tightened up the rear but it's not at all harsh. I would recommend these so far. I've also heard Leon Cupra R bushes are a good alternative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drewman View Post
    Just had powerflex rear beam bushes put on mine and it has tightened up the rear but it's not at all harsh. I would recommend these so far. I've also heard Leon Cupra R bushes are a good alternative.
    As far as I can work out the Fabia VRS ones are similar to the Cupra R ones but considerably cheaper, cheaper than the Powerflex ones too. My only concern would be that the Fabia (I think) would be a bit lighter than an A3 8l, not sure if this would be an issue or not?
    1999 1.8t AGU Sport 150 5dr
    Fitted
    2.5" Decat Downpipe, 2.5" MeerKat Custom Cat-Back, R32 Wishbone Bushes, Black Diamond 12 Groove Discs, Phatnoise, S2000 Filter, HKS SSQV, BBS CH Rims,
    Koni STR.t Kit
    Awaiting Fitting
    ABT Rear Spoiler, Oettinger Grille, Catch Can
    Wanted
    5dr Black Leather Interior (Golf/Bora/A3)
    Plans
    Flocked Dash, Respray

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    Quote Originally Posted by 16Klappe View Post
    Alright alright, calm down!

    Lemforder rear top mounts are fine, don't bother with the bump stops and you probably don't need to change the bolts.

    I can't comment on the rear beam bush because I don't know. What I do know is that it is a reasonable job which makes a big difference on most cars.
    Thanks, puts my mind at rest, I'll get these ordered up :thumbup:

    And that'll save me a bit of cash too, not needing to get the bump stops or new bolts, every little helps
    1999 1.8t AGU Sport 150 5dr
    Fitted
    2.5" Decat Downpipe, 2.5" MeerKat Custom Cat-Back, R32 Wishbone Bushes, Black Diamond 12 Groove Discs, Phatnoise, S2000 Filter, HKS SSQV, BBS CH Rims,
    Koni STR.t Kit
    Awaiting Fitting
    ABT Rear Spoiler, Oettinger Grille, Catch Can
    Wanted
    5dr Black Leather Interior (Golf/Bora/A3)
    Plans
    Flocked Dash, Respray

 

 

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