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    Coilovers and trade ins?

    Not putting any effort into sellling my s3 but should the right car come along at a dealer then I'm considering p/exchanging but think they will be put off by the bilstein coilovers. Worried the car may seem too 'specialist' as I explain the remap/coilovers/milltek/rear ARB.

    Option is to put them up for sale or ideally swap for a more std set up. I don't fancy the OEM stuff but possibly bilstein/eibach using bilsteins OEM replacement dampers so they look standard.

    Would be a shame to take them off but would it be worth the hassle? More of a shame if somebody, like I was, is looking for an s3 that they won't need to spend money on to get to handle better.

    Any opinions or experience with trading in?

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    I was looking for a modified S3, but wanted one privately to assess the history of the car, and the quality of the mods. I got my modified S3 for quite a good price because it was modified, because it limits your market. If you're not removing the mods, can't you just trade it as std? I know a guy who traded in a 1.9 Jabba conversion with all sorts of mods, the garage has no idea when I enquired regarding the mods
    Do you have the PSS9's? Can't you just raise the ride height?
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    Cheers for the reply

    I could raise the height no problem. I could sell it as std bar the stainless exhaust and map which I suppose doesn't exactly stand out. But unlike most car dealers I have a conscience

    Other option is to return to standard and sell off the coilovers and rear ARB. I wouldn't bother changing the exhaust and don't think you can swap a remap for a std map

    I'm thinking as the value of these s3 start to get down to where mine is then it opens up a wider range of buyers and hopefully more enthusiastic ones that want an s3 that isn't dull.

    Where's that c-spanner for the coilovers

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    If they are PSS9 coilovers, I was looking at a low mileage set on ebay for £450, I think they were less than a year old with a few thousand miles on them, hope this gives yoiu an idea of value
    You could sell it on Pistonheads, this is where I've had most success in selling modified cars.

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    Yep, already on PH. Thats where I sold my last 2 cars

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    ill have the bits of ya if ur selling them, why sell them with the car when u can get extra cash on top of what ur asking

 

 

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