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    A3 - Which suspension should I buy

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    I've just put some 18" alloys on my 1999 1.8t and want to lower the car.

    What suspension should i go for?

    I've thought about just getting lowering springs, or maybe coil-overs?

    What are the pros and cons of each system, and what makes and manufacturers can any members recommend???

    Thanks a lot

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    IMO that is a lot to ask mate...do a search of this forum first!!! There is a bunch on here...
    Turbo Sport, Auto (I know!), A lot of 's -and rising [latest add: Recon'd. tranny] sunk in her since Aug. 07...

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    Have a search for Weitec GT kits there are some good discussions on them!

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    I'd go with the weitec ultra GT kit every time.

    I've got the 50mm kit on my old A3, and it's great. The ride is still fairly comfy, and the drop is perfect, and all for 300!

    I've heard that Koni FSD's don't like being lowered much below standard at all....
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    I went for a Weitec 30/30 drop and the back ended up slightly higher than the front. Granted I don't have any back seats in but if possible you should get some spacers to push the back wheels out which reduces the appearance of the larger gap between the tyre and arch.

    Anyone know if I can get a set of just the rear 40mm lowering springs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prawn View Post
    I'd go with the weitec ultra GT kit every time.

    I've got the 50mm kit on my old A3, and it's great. The ride is still fairly comfy, and the drop is perfect, and all for 300!

    I've heard that Koni FSD's don't like being lowered much below standard at all....
    dropped thirty and drive 60 mile a day to/from work via twisty bumpy country lanes and I am comfy

    next you'll be saying youv'e heard revo trial knackers the standard 225 map

 

 

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