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    Question Opions on Eibach and H&R lowering springs for s-line

    Ive know its been discussed before (i have read a few older posts) but now people who have lowerd just on springs i wondered what there thoughts were

    Im thinking about lowering my tdi s line in the future and wondered which springs people would recommend with s line shocks (eibach,h&r or other)

    I would like it lower than standard but would like to avoid a harsh bouncy ride and i also have quite a few speed bumps in my area,so cant be to low and dont really want coilovers

    Also if anyone has any recent pics of either eibach or h&r springs fitted along with the details of the drop (mm) that would be great and at the same time what size wheel spacers would be best to use with the standard 18" alloys for the time being

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    Is your car FWD? see the thing is my friend has a R32 which uses the 4WD system. Hes now lowered on springs and in terms of ride quality you cannot notice any difference. Im really fussy with a horrible bumpy ride so i havent lowered the car yet but i to would like opinions from owners who have lowered there FWD cars.

    The 4wd systems weigh the car down a fair bit so the added weight makes the cars quite smooth compared to the FWD cars which are light but tend to be more bumpy!
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    Hi there,yes mines fwd
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    Do you reckon these will be ok with standard Sport dampers? Covered 50k.

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    It's always best to change the dampers to match the springs but with you having the Sport dampers you should get a few more miles out of them with the H&R's on.

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    Anyone got any pictures of these fitted?

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    Im running 50mm H&R's, purchased from DPM, on my A3 3door Sline.

    Would recommend them But then again, i haven't been in an Eibach A3 to compare.
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    Pics bro!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Farhan View Post
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    ive read somewhere the eibachs sit lower on the rear than the front,is this true if so think ill be looking at the H&Rs

    Also does anyone else have any pics and details of the drop height
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    I thought it was the other way around.... they lower more at the front than the rear.

    I always think that A3's seem lower at the front as standard, so the fact that eibach lowers the front even more than the rear sounds not that good to me.

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    I would always recommend H&R's as a preference over Eibach, not that there is anything wrong with the Eibach's as my friend has them on his 3.2 sport, but I just think they are a more developed spring. I took a photo of the H&R's and Eibach's together when we put them on and you can see that the H&R's have a progressive spring

    H&R's on the right

    Here's a pic of my S-line sportback with the H&R's fitted
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3.2 Ju View Post
    I would always recommend H&R's as a preference over Eibach, not that there is anything wrong with the Eibach's as my friend has them on his 3.2 sport, but I just think they are a more developed spring. I took a photo of the H&R's and Eibach's together when we put them on and you can see that the H&R's have a progressive spring

    H&R's on the right

    Here's a pic of my S-line sportback with the H&R's fitted


    Are they the 50mm or 35mm h&r`s?

    18" or 19" rims?

    thanks

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    Im liking the stance.Any problem with speed bumps?

    Anyone got pics of eibach springs fitted?
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    Quote Originally Posted by afcjay View Post
    Im liking the stance.Any problem with speed bumps?
    No problems with speed humps but obviously you can't just fly over them, the wheels are also a 44 offset i.e. 10mm nearer the arch and don't rub at all.

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    Are they the 50mm or 35mm h&r`s?

    18" or 19" rims?

    thanks
    AFAIK they are 35mm springs as that is the only option listed for the 3.2. It was about 30mm ish from S-Line height that it dropped. As for the wheels, they are 19's
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    can you also tell me if the pic was taken straight after fitting or when they had settled as they normally drop a little more once they have settled?
    I really wouldnt want to go much lower than that due to the amount of speed bumps in my area
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    Yeah was more or less soon after fitting
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3.2 Ju View Post
    Yeah was more or less soon after fitting
    Have they dropped much more since?
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    H&Rs are usually a little stiffer iirc than eibachs...

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    Not that I can tell, been on 18 months now
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    Is the ride better than the s line springs? they arnt to bouncy/hard are they?
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    I think you'll find that the ride is better than oem, a little softer feeling but firm enough. I had them on my old A3 and it was the first thing I bought for my current one
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    thanks for the replys people just need some feedback/pics on the eibachs but am swaying towards the h&rs
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    Quote Originally Posted by afcjay View Post
    thanks for the replys people just need some feedback/pics on the eibachs but am swaying towards the h&rs
    pictures at the bottom of this thread: Lowering springs for my motor....
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