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    S3 shocks and springs - what are they worth?

    Hey guys
    Am going to be changing to a set of coilovers on my S3 hopefully, but chances are I'm gonna have to sell the standard set up to help finance the switch.
    Has anyone got a rough idea what the old set up is worth?
    Any pointers would be great!
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    Unless it fits other lower spec A3 and improves them, then the problem here is that I doubt there are many S3s with enough miles to have worn out the OEM suspension and require a full OEM replacement.
    Maybe worth more to you change out later or offer as part of the sale when you next change the car?

    Good luck

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    Paolo,

    I second what Paul has just said to you,
    A mistake I made when I sold my S3 was I had no time to take some of the mod's off as I was abroard when I sold the car which resulted as a loss to the value of selling the mods individualy for a good price as well as selling the car standard which will get a better price than for modified.

    If you have the chance to keep the standard parts it is wise to do this as you will make far more later on by selling the modified parts without the car! or you can keep them for your next car if you upgrade within Audi!

    Gaz m
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    Black S3 Revo 2+ sold
    All options + Miltek TBE, Revo 2+, HPFP, RNS E, Bose, Alpine Ipod interface, TTRS Brakes

    For sale unfitted Forge catch can kit, open to offers?
    also standard S3 factory exhaust?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaz m View Post
    Paolo,

    I second what Paul has just said to you,
    A mistake I made when I sold my S3 was I had no time to take some of the mod's off as I was abroard when I sold the car which resulted as a loss to the value of selling the mods individualy for a good price as well as selling the car standard which will get a better price than for modified.

    If you have the chance to keep the standard parts it is wise to do this as you will make far more later on by selling the modified parts without the car! or you can keep them for your next car if you upgrade within Audi!

    Gaz m
    Defo.
    That said, my BBS CHs are staying on the car as they only stand me 200 after I sold the OEMS and I reckon they will make the car more desirable.
    After swapping tyres around etc, I would have only been 150 or so better off, hardly worth it really.

    However if I had paid a lot for the rims (as new) I would have probably kept the OEMs and put up with them lying around for months.

    RNSE is also staying in as its another big selling point on these cars and Im guessing is worth more in the car than sold on its own for 350 ish.

    Ive kept the EOM springs though, and am prepared to swap out the H&Rs if a prospective buyer wishes. More to accomodate preference than recover the cost of used H&R springs.

    Higher value bolt ons such as Coilovers kist, exhausts, intakes do seem to be worth more `off` the car and seem to scare off Joe average punter.

    Cheers
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    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
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    Agreed with the above. Unless the mod is wired into the car (something like if I add OEM parking sensors) it's being taken off and sold when I come to sell.
    2006 Phantom Black A3 2.0T S-Line.
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    MODS : '09 tail lights | TT vents | Weitec Hicon GTs | RNS-E 2010 | Controls Pack (Red Stitching)
    PLANS: Dumbos | 8P3 S-Line Rear Bumper | OEM Parking Sensors


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    If compatible with the 8P1 2.0 tdi 3 door then I may be interested in the OEM S3 shocks/springs

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    how would i find out what other cars its compatible with?
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    They'll fit A3 8P Quattro vehicles but as said for what you'd get for them it would be best to keep them to put the car back to standard when you want to sell.

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    the thing is im gonna be keeping the car for the next 4-5 years at least and finding somewhere to store that stuff for that amount of time is going to be a bit of a pain!
    Factory: Phantom Black S3, BOSE, RNS-E, Adaptive Lights, Interior Lights, Auto Lights

    Added: Evolve Stage 2 Map, Evoms CAI, Milltek TBE Non-res With Special Tips Now At 360bhp & 385lb/ft, VWR 4 pots, H&R Springs, H&R Spacers, Sachs Clutch, '09 Rear Clusters, Pressed Metal Plates, TT Air Vents

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    Ahh right,

    No need to keep them then! I would suggest they will work with any model that has a similar weight engine so 2l tfsi and 3.2 any small engined A3 will be no good as the front set will be far too stiff so the car will bounce over bumps.

    I would suggest the S3 set up is a lot better than any A3 running the Sline suspension set up as it is a lot smoother and no where near as harsh a ride!
    I have no Idea what to price them at as I would maybe suggest 50% of what you pay to replace them?

    Gaz m
    Black 996 C4S
    B6 S4

    Black S3 Revo 2+ sold
    All options + Miltek TBE, Revo 2+, HPFP, RNS E, Bose, Alpine Ipod interface, TTRS Brakes

    For sale unfitted Forge catch can kit, open to offers?
    also standard S3 factory exhaust?

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    na really no reason to keep them!
    well as dpm said any 8P quattro, am pretty sure they are higher grade springs and shocks then on any of the other standard A3's so would be pretty sure they would improve the ride, especially as you said over the Sline
    well i was thinking of like 250ish but i dunno if thats right or not lol
    Factory: Phantom Black S3, BOSE, RNS-E, Adaptive Lights, Interior Lights, Auto Lights

    Added: Evolve Stage 2 Map, Evoms CAI, Milltek TBE Non-res With Special Tips Now At 360bhp & 385lb/ft, VWR 4 pots, H&R Springs, H&R Spacers, Sachs Clutch, '09 Rear Clusters, Pressed Metal Plates, TT Air Vents

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    Quote Originally Posted by jungleman View Post
    na really no reason to keep them!
    well as dpm said any 8P quattro, am pretty sure they are higher grade springs and shocks then on any of the other standard A3's so would be pretty sure they would improve the ride, especially as you said over the Sline
    well i was thinking of like 250ish but i dunno if thats right or not lol
    Would have thought 250 was reasonable.
    Used H&R springs alone change hands for 100
    Now:
    -MK2 Golf Gti 16V/VR6, Oak Green, Shrick, Intake, Decat, Kish Retrim, Lenso BSX..
    -BMW 335d Xdrive, Estoril Blue, fully loaded.

    Before:
    S3 (8P), Ibis, DSG, Milltek, SHARK

    BMW 320d M Sport
    S3 (8P), Sprint, REVO, H&R Springs, BBS CHs,

    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - REVO Stage1, Red.
    Golf MK5 GTi 20TFSI - Std, Shadow Blue
    Civic Type `R`
    Golf MK4 GTi 18T - 200bhp, MTM ECU, Forge DV
    Golf MK3 VR6 - Cat Back
    Corrado VR6 - JAMEX
    Corrado G60 - JAMEX, BRM Charger rebuild
    etc....

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    Quite a few people have advised keeping all of the bits,and I'd do the same.I have quite a collection of bits in my garage now,and if I do sell the car,unless someone wants it as is,then all the non-OEM bits will be removed.

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    thats fair enough, but as i said i will be keeping the car for a few years yet and i dont have a garage or garden or shed, so storing bulky parts like that isnt really an option
    Factory: Phantom Black S3, BOSE, RNS-E, Adaptive Lights, Interior Lights, Auto Lights

    Added: Evolve Stage 2 Map, Evoms CAI, Milltek TBE Non-res With Special Tips Now At 360bhp & 385lb/ft, VWR 4 pots, H&R Springs, H&R Spacers, Sachs Clutch, '09 Rear Clusters, Pressed Metal Plates, TT Air Vents

    To Do list: Now that would be telling




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    Quote Originally Posted by DPM View Post
    They'll fit A3 8P Quattro vehicles but as said for what you'd get for them it would be best to keep them to put the car back to standard when you want to sell.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
    Is there no chance these will fit my 2.0 tdi 3 door then?

    It's not a quattro!
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    Damian has confirmed that they will only fit quattro models - nuts!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by munchkincoupe View Post
    Damian has confirmed that they will only fit quattro models - nuts!!
    dont suppose u feel like changing your car haha!
    need to decide what im gonna do now doh!
    Factory: Phantom Black S3, BOSE, RNS-E, Adaptive Lights, Interior Lights, Auto Lights

    Added: Evolve Stage 2 Map, Evoms CAI, Milltek TBE Non-res With Special Tips Now At 360bhp & 385lb/ft, VWR 4 pots, H&R Springs, H&R Spacers, Sachs Clutch, '09 Rear Clusters, Pressed Metal Plates, TT Air Vents

    To Do list: Now that would be telling




    PM me for Weitec & KW coilovers

 

 

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