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    Complete suspension needs replacement

    Well, the whole set-up needs to be replaced. Including wisbone bushes, dogmount bush, arb's + bushes and the rear shock absorbers.
    I'm thinking of upgrading them but i'm just worried for the MOT in Belgium. Everything that's not genuine is illegal. So the bushes must be black and the arb's must be black. Suspension will pass if I have the papers that are needed.

    I was thinking of H&R arb's because they look oem ( I think they are dark brown ) and black Powerflex bushes.
    For the suspension I'm thinking of Bilstein B14 coilovers.

    Any comment or advise is always welcome.
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    Also in what order do I replace them best. I was thinking of the arb's first but then I read the sticky and there was written that it's best to replace the shocks first.
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    R32 anti roll bars are black in colour diameter is 23mm front & 19mm rear you couldalso use the vw bush set which would be black rubber.
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    I would just use TT bushes for the front is solid rubber bush,good upgrade and its oem.
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    http://www.wak-tt.com/mods/arb/arb.htm

    upgrading to VW Golf R32 ARBs

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattyboy199 View Post
    R32 anti roll bars are black in colour diameter is 23mm front & 19mm rear you couldalso use the vw bush set which would be black rubber.
    Maybe that's indeed the best option, R32 arb's.

    Quote Originally Posted by AudiS3-Turbo View Post
    I would just use TT bushes for the front is solid rubber bush,good upgrade and its oem.
    Aren't these from the TT the same as these on the S3?

    Quote Originally Posted by rossbrownlee View Post
    http://www.wak-tt.com/mods/arb/arb.htm

    upgrading to VW Golf R32 ARBs

    Thx for the link
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    No they are not the solid type like the TT mate.

    http://uk-mkivs.net/forums/t/167165.aspx
    Last edited by AudiS3-Turbo; 1st June 2010 at 10:06.
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    Thx for the link
    But that FAQ is for a 2WD so the ones on the rear are completely different. Don't know about the ones on front.

    Would these from a TT quattro fit, front and rear?
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    ignore the front bushes as it was just the rear i was refuring to...look at the pic below these are the tt bushes without the voids like stock S3 etc bushes.

    http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h2...mps/reartt.jpg
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