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    Anyone got Eibach lowering springs?

    Im looking to lower my S3 but not sure what springs to go for. Was thinking of dropping it by 30 - 40mm. Came across these Eibach springs which would drop it my 40mm

    http://www.awesome-gti.co.uk/product...2287&xSec=1355

    What do you think? anyone got these fitted to their S3? Any other recommendations?

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    i have these on my A3. they are a 40mm drop as stated, but they have deffo dropped more than 40mm after running them for nearly 3 months. I dont mind this tbh as my car did sit very high to start off with.

    It does however handle like a go cart! its stupid quick round corners.


    this is how it sits on 17s



    can prob just about fit 1 finger between arch and top of rear wheel.
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    looking good alpine, any reason to post your car
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    Quote Originally Posted by finesse View Post
    looking good alpine, any reason to post your car
    yeh you know this! (really must get a new bumper!!) lol

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    Good choice but also think about the H&R's which are also very popular:

    http://www.dpmperformance.co.uk/s3-8...d95779c0728e3e

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    think im going to go for the eibachs. with the 40mm drop, do you think im going to need tie bars to sort out the camber?

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    i just slamed me springs on and got a full geomitry set up. mines ok

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    Im running Eibach -25mm springs and theyre great, I couldn't recommend them more! Are you running oem dampers? just because if you are, the general consensus seems to be get them uprated at the same time. I did and the car is nice and smooth when driving regularly but sharp and precise when pushing it throught the corners.

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    yea im still on the OEM dampers. Cant really afford to do both at the same time. Ive got 17" Avus on 225x45's, do you reckon a 40mm drop will be enough to fill the arches out?

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    Eibach don't do a 40mm drop for the S3 8L, they only do a 25mm/20mm.

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    Awesome reckon these lower up it to 40mm.

    http://www.awesome-gti.co.uk/product...2287&xSec=1355

    20/25mm doesnt seem like alot. What other options have i got that would get me lower?
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    i got 40mm eibach too.. :S
    http://www.ego-carstyle.de/Shop/prod...db4f1b88bdbaa1

    EDIT: ahh i see for the S3 you cant get em. i miss read.
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    dont you need to get adjustable tie bars if your going that low ? pretty sur eyou can get away with it if your going -25mm
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    I've got KW springs but if i was to choose any other it would have to be H&R, the S3 sits well on these springs, more evenly front and back. I've seen 8L S3's on Eibachs and the front always seems to look a little on the high side
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    If you have an S3 or quattro A3 then any drop of 25mm or more would ideally need tie bars to bring the rear camber back in... certianly needed for 40mm drop but tbh if you are using OEM dampers with a 40mm drop I would imagine the ride will be very crashy as at 40mm you won't have any damping travel left... Bilstien B8's are designed around a modified damper to allow for damping on lowering springs but I run -30mm apex springs on mine and the fronts occasionally crash on deepish ruts and potholes...



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    I bought the Eibach last week and fitted them, i bought the set from DPM it worked out cheaper. The S3 now sits at a lovely height, but there is camber on the back. I will be getting camber arms next on the list of bits to get, as it will eat the tyres away otherwise. i will get a pictue for you tomz.

    http://www.dpmperformance.co.uk/eiba...d95779c0728e3e

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    tuffty im planning on getting a set of RSTT rims in the future and love how they look on your S3 with those 30mm Apex springs. So your set up seems perfect for what im looking for! Where did you get them from and how much?

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    tuffty are these the springs you have? http://www.europerformance.co.uk/pag...roduct=3950482

    how much did they actually drop your car once they had settled?

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    Yarp, they are the ones I have.... no idea on the drop but the pic above is how the car currently sits. The springs I got had already been used so guess they didn't need that much settling

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