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    TT V6 ARBs On S3 ?

    As it says, Anyone know if you can fit TT V6 anti roll bars on an S3 ?
    Are they any bigger diameter ? My originals have hairline fractures, so have to be replaced. I can obtain TT v6 ones quite cheap.
    Front and rear BTW.

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    Re: TT V6 ARBs On S3 ?

    If you are going to replace ARBs, then do it properly!

    Get Neuspeeds - tried and tested.

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    Re: TT V6 ARBs On S3 ?

    How cheap is cheap? And what size are they?

    I imagine they'd be able to fit, but wether it will be beneficial or not????

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    Re: TT V6 ARBs On S3 ?

    Not doing it to uprate. Car is being sold soon, so no Neuspeeds. Cheap is zero.

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    Re: TT V6 ARBs On S3 ?

    Er, might be a stupid question, but why change them?

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    Re: TT V6 ARBs On S3 ?

    You also need to know the thickness of them to work out how suitable they'd be

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    Re: TT V6 ARBs On S3 ?

    Because of the aforementioned hairline fractures. They are an MOT faliure.

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    Re: TT V6 ARBs On S3 ?

    Are you sure the bars have hairline fractures? Not cracked plastic inserts?

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    Re: TT V6 ARBs On S3 ?

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    Because of the aforementioned hairline fractures. They are an MOT faliure.


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    Hairline fractures?
    Where exactly?

    In my experience, any hairline fracture in a twisting bar results in two pieces rather than one bar!

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    Re: TT V6 ARBs On S3 ?

    Brother is an Audi tech and told me of said fractures a while ago. Recent service found they had opened up to clear cracks.
    Mate has just replaced both on his TT and I had a front one go on my TQS a few years back.
    Brother reckons its quite common. There's a creaking coming from the rear one on mine now.
    Anyway, cracks are there and very real. Rest assured.
    Which brings me back to the post. All I should need is new clamps and bushes to fit them ? Or does the V6 have a different subframe ?

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    Re: TT V6 ARBs On S3 ?

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    Because of the aforementioned hairline fractures. They are an MOT faliure.

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    Sorry dude, missed that!

    Nobody has mentioned the sizes of the V6 ARB's?

    Surely this is vital to knowing wether it will e an improvement or compeltely screw the handling?

    And I would assume due to the heavier engine, the V6 has a stiffer front/rear bias than the S3?

    All guesswork by me, but shouldn't it be addresses? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif[/img]

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    Re: TT V6 ARBs On S3 ?

    I'm just guessing here, but I would have thought they'd be the same size as R32 ARBs.

    Chris.

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    Re: TT V6 ARBs On S3 ?

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    I'm just guessing here, but I would have thought they'd be the same size as R32 ARBs.

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    Maybe, but doesn't the 225 TT have different ARB's to the S3

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    Re: TT V6 ARBs On S3 ?

    Same part numbers for the TT and S3 up to 2002.

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    Re: TT V6 ARBs On S3 ?

    At that time they revised the handling of the TT, and made it more understeery (correct me if i'm wrong) I think I remember Glen discussing this at length (where are you?).

    This would lead me to assume they haven't changed their thoughts on it, but I'm not sure.

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    Re: TT V6 ARBs On S3 ?

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    Same part numbers for the TT and S3 up to 2002.


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    Would that be for the 225bhp TT? The V6 has a thicker ARB's, but I think the front is disproportionately bigger due to the heavier engine. I'd guess they're the same as the R32/

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    Re: TT V6 ARBs On S3 ?

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    I think I remember Glen discussing this at length (where are you?).


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    i'm here...
    But I struggle to remember after all this time...it's nearly 2 years since I sold my S3!

    If someone knew the V6 TT ARB sizes it would make it easier...

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    Re: TT V6 ARBs On S3 ?

    I'll have a quick look on the hairdressers forum.

    Chris.

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    Re: TT V6 ARBs On S3 ?

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    I'll have a quick look on the hairdressers forum.

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    lol, chop, chop!

 

 

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