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    S3 coilovers

    Hi there,

    been looking into coilovers for the S3, looked and have found multiple sets avaliable i dont wanan use jamex or any of the cheap brands as had these on my mk3 golf and they were ok ish,#

    they need to be height and dampning adjustable, looked at D2 racing coilovers, K-sport coilovers and Spax does anyone have any recomendations or had use of any of the above?

    cheers ian

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    Couple of questions... why coilovers and why damping adjustable?

    I had Spax coilovers (RSX) on A4 which were adjustable, main reason I went spax is because I had used them before on previous cars and thought the adjustable damping would be useful but tbh I just set it the once and that was it... They were ok but had the damping backed off quite a bit to stop them from being too crashy and ended up winding the ride hieght up a little every year as I found yet another crappy bit of Gloucestershire road to drive on...

    If you are after better handling, decent ride etc then Bilstien B8's and H&R springs are the favourites... going too low on coilovers with an S3 is not generally recommended (Que A3Tom and his 40mm dropped A3) ;P

    IMO of course...

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    Agreed the prev owner of mine lowered and stiffened mine to much.... bad Drills

    You after a drop or handling ?
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    willing to spend what is required to improve the handling and lower it,

    adjustable dampning i want so can adjust it when use the car on track etc.

    im only going by what i know of coilovers from other cars ive had. i.e i have gaz coilovers on my other car. i want to loose the arch gap alround but yet want to keep[ a decent ride quality aswell not bothered about it being stiffer than it is.

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    I'd say think about the Weitec TX or KW V2's then, both superb choices with the Weitec's being galvanized and the KW's being available in both galvanized or stainless steel:

    http://www.dpmperformance.co.uk/kw-v...99-p-5611.html

    http://www.dpmperformance.co.uk/kw-v...99-p-1355.html

    http://www.dpmperformance.co.uk/weit...99-p-5441.html

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