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    suspension fitted

    well after getting in on DPM`s group buy I finally got a baby sitter for the day and fitted the lot.

    Car feels very nice now, just got to have the geomertry checked and alls done.


    first car ive had where you can`t get onto the top nuts on the front shockers with a ring spanner.

    What is it with the Germans and silly nut sizes, 16mm, 18mm, 21mm ffs had to doctor a 21mm socket to do the job. 1 side 3 hrs making the tool and fannying about, 2nd side 30 mins job done
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    Hehe i think it's to make you buy their specialist tools...
    ...... Now this one's MUCH better!...

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    what setup is it mate? any pics?

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    What did you change? Was it just springs and dampers or did you do ARBs as well?
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    Fingermouse, you got any before and after pics??

    What exactly have you had fitted???

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    ah only one old before pic didn`t have time for pics today maybe next week.

    I had R32 ARB`s on already so added Billy B8`s and H&R`S with ECS adj rear tie bars fitted at the top. ( bloody rear subframe bolt gets in the way to remove the inner bolt ffs isn`t anything straight forward)
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    I've had the setup on mine for about 5 weeks, drives so well ! Feels like you can really chuck it around and inspires confidence !

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    Did you do it on a drive or did you have a ramp? I'm so tempted to fit mine now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j4jon View Post
    Did you do it on a drive or did you have a ramp? I'm so tempted to fit mine now.
    I did mine on the drive, took about 2.5 hours, if you have the tools its an easy job.

    Get the splitter tool from VW, about 8 and it makes it very easy.

    You will need spring compressors, a 21mm deep spark plug socket and a long 7mm allen key, iirc thats all you need specialist tools wise.

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    yup did it on the drive, as mentioned above with the tools ready the job is quite easy. Always handy having a extra pair of hands when getting the front shocker out of the bottom sleeve.

    I just used a chisel as a splitter worked a treat.
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    I waiting on my kit to arrive any day now, and I will be fitting it at the end of the month.
    Did you guys change the topmounts at the same time? Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wingnut Express View Post
    I waiting on my kit to arrive any day now, and I will be fitting it at the end of the month.
    Did you guys change the topmounts at the same time? Cheers
    Yep, top mounts and top mount bearings, about 30 for the lot

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    nearly did mine but they looked and felt like new so didn`t bother, think they are 20 quid each from audi. Had a mate who killed a set of spurious ones in a golf ralley so Id have got genuine ones I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian W View Post
    Yep, top mounts and top mount bearings, about 30 for the lot
    from were? an is that for all for or just the fronts? an also if i fit a Weitec 40mm Ultra GT Kit to my a3 1.8T, would i need to fit Front and Rear Bumpstops? an lastly ive heard its best to get a 50/30mm Ultra GT Kit but not sure now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DBXdarkangel View Post
    from were? an is that for all for or just the fronts?
    Just the fronts mate, from www.vagparts.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian W View Post
    Just the fronts mate, from www.vagparts.com
    ive seen em on here http://www.vwspares.co.uk/a3suspension.php

    6.25 each. as my last edited post, do i need for or just two for the front?

    thanks in advance

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    well on the S3 its just the fronts, think the A3 is all 4 its easy to tell if you look at the set up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DBXdarkangel View Post
    if i fit a Weitec 40mm Ultra GT Kit to my a3 1.8T, would i need to fit Front and Rear Bumpstops? an lastly ive heard its best to get a 50/30mm Ultra GT Kit but not sure now.

    anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBXdarkangel View Post
    anyone?
    The Weitec kit comes with everything you need, all that is advised is to change the top mounts while you're on.

    The best kit for the 1.8T is the 40mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DPM View Post
    The Weitec kit comes with everything you need, all that is advised is to change the top mounts while you're on.

    The best kit for the 1.8T is the 40mm.

    Damian @ DPM
    sweet thanksman. will be ordering these friday night. any chance of a discount on the 295.00

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBXdarkangel View Post
    sweet thanksman. will be ordering these friday night. any chance of a discount on the 295.00

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    I'm sure we'll be able to do something for you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DPM View Post
    I'm sure we'll be able to do something for you!

    Damian @ DPM

    nice one. thanks man. would i quote ur name when ordering it tho?

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    THIS THREAD HAS BEEN HIJACKED .................. lol
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    THIS THREAD HAS BEEN HIJACKED .................. lol
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