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    2.0 tdi Sport - Eibach Pro, Sportline or H&R

    I've read the previous threads and there seems to be some conflicting info so was just looking for some clarification please:

    I have a 2.0 TDI 3dr Sport 2004:

    Sport is 10mm lower than standard suspension

    Eibach Pro-kit lowers fr/rear 30mm = approx fr/rear 20mm drop

    Eibach Sportline fr/rear 45-50 mm/35-40 mm = approx fr/rear 35-40mm/25-30mm drop

    H&R fr/rear 35mm = fr/rear 25mm drop

    Is this about right?



    Thanks for any help

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    yep thats about right mate....can vouch for the H&R's
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    Have you had Eibachs too or been in an Eibached A3 to compare the ride quality?

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    no mate can only vouch for the H&R's i have the 45/50mm
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    I have eibach sportlines. Had them on for about 6 months now, stance is great but the ride can be harsh at times and seems comfier when there are more people sat in the car

    If your car has done a lot of miles you'll be adding more stress onto the standard shocks, I've just bought some coilovers to improve the ride quality as I'll be getting 19'' in the next 2 months.
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    Thanks for the reply

    My 2004 has only done 35k miles so the standard shocks should be ok for now. I'll be putting 18" wheels on with reduced offset.

    It's a choice between Sportlines and H&R at the moment but don't want to fit the Eibach if not certain of getting the drop I need

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    Eibach Sportlines on 18'' wheels so you get an idea.


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    Quote Originally Posted by V16 View Post
    Eibach Sportlines on 18'' wheels so you get an idea.


    looking good mate!!
    tints are looking good, u not been pulled by the old bill for the fronts?
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    Cheers man. There 50% tint at the front, and usually they don't look to dark in the day.
    However, they do look quite dark in the pics

    But so far so good.
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    haha your doing well then
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    Do we have any pics of Sportbacks on lowering springs? The cars I'm seeing posted in here look spot on, but I've seen quite a few cars that sit significantly higher at the front than the back once they've been lowered. I'm wondering if it's a 3dr/5dr thing, and if the Sportback carries more weight at the back.
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    not to start a H&R vs Eibach but just a comparison for munchkin

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    You won't notice a massive amount of difference with the Pros fitted to a car which already has Sport suspension but they will work well with the standard dampers but it's down to personal choice really and what look you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smoothie View Post
    not to start a H&R vs Eibach but just a comparison for munchkin

    wicked pic mate.. how do you do that? seperate colour car from backdrop?? not hijacking maybe PM me??
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    Quote Originally Posted by S3RYE View Post
    wicked pic mate.. how do you do that? seperate colour car from backdrop?? not hijacking maybe PM me??
    mate i honestly couldn't tell you my friend did it for me, he does bit of photography for fun, theres more in my thread:

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    Right I think I'm going to go for the H&R - is it worth changing/uprating any other bits (apart from dampers) whilst the springs are being done - spring mounts/bump stops/etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by munchkincoupe View Post
    Right I think I'm going to go for the H&R - is it worth changing/uprating any other bits (apart from dampers) whilst the springs are being done - spring mounts/bump stops/etc?
    not sure mate, it actually might be on a 2004 depending on miles of course?
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    Mine sits exactly like V16's black one, the sportlines definatelly lower more on the front than the H&R 50's
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smoothie View Post
    not sure mate, it actually might be on a 2004 depending on miles of course?
    only done 35k but 6 years old so some rubber items might have seen better days

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    Quote Originally Posted by munchkincoupe View Post
    only done 35k but 6 years old so some rubber items might have seen better days
    price it up mate if they aren't too expensive then changing them while putting the springs in would be ideal but not essential of course
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    Yeah worth while changing the top mounts while the suspension is in bits.

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    Ive got the eibach sport lines as they lowered it the most you get rubber bumpstops with them in the box. I am very happy with mine and the ride comfort is no different really to the audi springs but alot better round corners and alot less body roll.

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    Hi all, hate to hijack but seemed to make more sense than starting a new thread.

    I have a Black Edition (2.0 Tdi 170)and would like it a bit lower. I'd rather not spend a fortune and was thinking along the spring route. Damian - you seem to be the man in the know on this, how much lower would the car sit approx if I were to change the S Line springs with some of the DPM ones? What alternatives are there to this if I want it a little lower?

    I don't mind a sporty ride - but I do 20k miles a year and I'm fond of my teeth!

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    I do 20k miles a year and have a 53 plate 8P 2.0TDi that's now on 172,000 miles...




    Wait for it...




    On the original shocks!!!

    I had a broken rear spring about 18 months ago so swapped them all for H&R -35's from Damian. With Eibach anti-roll bars front and rear the handling is second to none.

    BUT... Some of the coils touch each other so the ride is pretty harsh on crap roads.

    I've been in an A4 on Eibach Sportlines. Handling wasn't quite as good, but ride was much softer!!

    HTH Tim

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    Smoothie - did the H&R springs come with new bumpstops too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by munchkincoupe View Post
    Smoothie - did the H&R springs come with new bumpstops too?
    No mate they didn't come with the bumpstops
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    Sorry to jump onto this post. I just bought the Eibach pros, but didnt get any bumpstops etc. Should i of done?

    Also can anyone recommend someone to fit them in the birmingham area?

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by rosed4179 View Post
    Sorry to jump onto this post. I just bought the Eibach pros, but didnt get any bumpstops etc. Should i of done?

    Also can anyone recommend someone to fit them in the birmingham area?

    Cheers
    No mate it's not essential just something maybe worth doing when the suspension is out anyways
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    So do I just stick with OEM Audi top mounts and bump-stops or can you upgrade these too?
    Is it best to just get them from Audi or is there another supplier?

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    Dropped with eibach sportlines you get a car nice stance and looks good
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    i had Eibachs before my KW coilovers and they gave a better ride than the standard S-Line springs, the drop was 30mm which wasn't very noticable to be honest so thats why i went with KW coilovers, currently on a 50mm drop.

    The ride with the KW's is actually on par with the standard S-Line springs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinA3 View Post
    i had Eibachs before my KW coilovers and they gave a better ride than the standard S-Line springs, the drop was 30mm which wasn't very noticable to be honest so thats why i went with KW coilovers, currently on a 50mm drop.

    The ride with the KW's is actually on par with the standard S-Line springs.
    Any pictures mate? Would love to see it as I've 50mm H&R but would consider the coils next year
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    Eibach Sportlines on my S-line. i'd say about 20mm down on the rear and 35mm on the front



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