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    A3 lowered on 18's

    Hi.
    I'm new here so please be gentle :-)
    I've just purchased a 2006 A3 2.0 TDI s line.
    I'm thinking of fitting some springs as it rides a little high at the moment.
    Has anyone got any pictures of their A3 lowered on 18's or even 19's?
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    here is mine on coilovers running 18's

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    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    Mine on low H&R springs with S-line dampers and 18" A6 quattro wheels
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    Thanks for those pics.
    Fran - those pics are really good, looks really well.
    Munchkincoupe - do you have any problems with speed bumps etc with those H&R springs? Any rubbing when people are sat in the back? What is the ride like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    Fran top pic is absolutely
    v-maxx ftmfw !! cheers my northern friend
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djwoody View Post
    Thanks for those pics.
    Fran - those pics are really good, looks really well.
    Munchkincoupe - do you have any problems with speed bumps etc with those H&R springs? Any rubbing when people are sat in the back? What is the ride like?
    no worries mate I'm running v-maxx coilovers i bought off n8 for a very lovely price (free plug n8 )
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FranA3 View Post
    v-maxx ftmfw !! cheers my northern friend
    I'm bristolian remember

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    I think that looks superb black wheels with red bodywork a superb combo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    I'm bristolian remember
    my bad bro lol
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by macpdm View Post
    I think that looks superb black wheels with red bodywork a superb combo.
    thank you it works so well i think
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djwoody View Post
    Thanks for those pics.
    Fran - those pics are really good, looks really well.
    Munchkincoupe - do you have any problems with speed bumps etc with those H&R springs? Any rubbing when people are sat in the back? What is the ride like?
    No rubbing at all. Ride is better than standard S-line suspension as there is no crashiness quality now. No problems with speed bumps but I do have to be a bit careful coming down ramps due to having the votex kit with the front lower spoiler

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    Quote Originally Posted by FranA3 View Post
    here is mine on coilovers running 18's

    Looks cock on that Fran!

    If it were me and knowing what I know now I wouldnt put uprated springs with oem dampers, especially if the dampers have done some miles. Mine was fine a few thousand k ago but the ride has got steadily worse which is why it's getting sorted on Thursday with some kw love.
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    Quote Originally Posted by munchkincoupe View Post
    No rubbing at all. Ride is better than standard S-line suspension as there is no crashiness quality now. No problems with speed bumps but I do have to be a bit careful coming down ramps due to having the votex kit with the front lower spoiler
    Looks like I'll go with the H&R. Really like the height.
    Are those the -35mm or -50mm springs?

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    whats the ride like on the H&R springs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by milli View Post
    whats the ride like on the H&R springs?
    Much less body roll in corners and solid on the motorway but still able to absorb bumps

    My car is a 2004 on 52k miles but I fitted dampers (5k ago) from a 20k mile S-line along with the H&R springs, new top mounts and geometry reset

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockape View Post
    Looks cock on that Fran!

    If it were me and knowing what I know now I wouldnt put uprated springs with oem dampers, especially if the dampers have done some miles. Mine was fine a few thousand k ago but the ride has got steadily worse which is why it's getting sorted on Thursday with some kw love.
    thanks buddy i would like to go lower but its a daily and the roads around here are bad so I'm happy with it for now lol (famous last words) ah good stuff dude I've heard really good things about kw's get pics up once fitted
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by munchkincoupe View Post
    Much less body roll in corners and solid on the motorway but still able to absorb bumps

    My car is a 2004 on 52k miles but I fitted dampers (5k ago) from a 20k mile S-line along with the H&R springs, new top mounts and geometry reset
    How low are the springs? The rides sounds similar to when i had koni shocks and eibach springs on my leon cupra R, which i was happy with

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    18's and coilovers


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    Are the 5s here to stay Tim? Or you fancy a change in the future...

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    Always scouring the classifieds to see what's about mate. Problem is I rarely see anything that I prefer on an A3 that the 5's. Something with some dish might be in order after the winter though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djwoody View Post
    Looks like I'll go with the H&R. Really like the height.
    Are those the -35mm or -50mm springs?
    They are the 50mm drop

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    Quote Originally Posted by milli View Post
    How low are the springs? The rides sounds similar to when i had koni shocks and eibach springs on my leon cupra R, which i was happy with
    Details on this thread - H&R springs S-line dampers and new top mounts

    ..as you can see from more recent pic in this thread they took a bit of time to settle down

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djwoody View Post
    Has anyone got any pictures of their A3 lowered on 18's or even 19's?
    Here's mine. KW Suspension Kit (30mm) and 18' wheels

    Audi A3 2.0 Tdi 170 bhp Quattro SE


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    Quote Originally Posted by Djwoody View Post
    Hi.
    I'm new here so please be gentle :-)
    I've just purchased a 2006 A3 2.0 TDI s line.
    I'm thinking of fitting some springs as it rides a little high at the moment.
    Has anyone got any pictures of their A3 lowered on 18's or even 19's?
    Chris
    welcome mate get some pics up 18" are that way to go if you want a smooth ride and cheaper tyres


    2009 (58) plate audi A3 Sline 2.0TDI, DRL's with washers, Half Leather / Alcantara, I Pod Aux, 15% tints / EM tuning L.E.D. interior upgrade, fully machine corrected!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FranA3 View Post
    here is mine on coilovers running 18's

    top pic is sick as hell good job fran
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    Quote Originally Posted by N8 View Post
    Fran top pic is absolutely
    lmfao just read this great minds n8


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    Quote Originally Posted by nally View Post
    top pic is sick as hell good job fran
    cheers beaut I'm getting better at taking photo's now
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    fran check my post on the running costs of an a3


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sulzer_Mike View Post
    Here's mine. KW Suspension Kit (30mm) and 18' wheels

    Any further thoughts on the ride quality Mike. Get mine on this Thursday
    For sale:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djwoody View Post
    Hi.
    I'm new here so please be gentle :-)
    I've just purchased a 2006 A3 2.0 TDI s line.
    I'm thinking of fitting some springs as it rides a little high at the moment.
    Has anyone got any pictures of their A3 lowered on 18's or even 19's?
    Chris
    If you are going to lower with just springs then I recommend Eibach Sportlines. They will lower your car 50mm at the front and 40mm at the back so you have no RR (reverse rake). A3s need to be lowered slightly more at the front to even up the tyre/arch gap for the front and rear.
    I considered H&R 50mm but they are a stiffer ride than Eibach and you get a bit of RR because they lower your car by the same amount all around. Its not much but it would've irritated me.

    Anyway... here's mine on 18s:




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    Quote Originally Posted by Ads View Post
    If you are going to lower with just springs then I recommend Eibach Sportlines. They will lower your car 50mm at the front and 40mm at the back so you have no RR (reverse rake). A3s need to be lowered slightly more at the front to even up the tyre/arch gap for the front and rear.
    I considered H&R 50mm but they are a stiffer ride than Eibach and you get a bit of RR because they lower your car by the same amount all around. Its not much but it would've irritated me.

    Anyway... here's mine on 18s:



    Looks really nice that Abs. Do you have any problems with speed bumps with your front bumper or any problems when having passengers in the back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djwoody View Post
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    Looks really nice that Abs. Do you have any problems with speed bumps with your front bumper or any problems when having passengers in the back?
    Thanks mate.
    No problems at the front at all, I clear all speedbumps etc.

    The rear rubs slightly if I go over a big bump too fast, but nothing major. The rubbing is easily stopped by removing one screw from each wheel arch.
    My wheels have a lower offset than A3 OEM alloys and are wider, so they sit further out. If you're running a normal offset (ET54) and width (7.5) then you might not get any rubbing at all.

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    yeah your car does sit lovely ads got to be fair nothing worse than RR on A3's hence why I've got mine set up so its nose down
    ​She is back on the road yay!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockape View Post
    Any further thoughts on the ride quality Mike. Get mine on this Thursday
    The ride quality is very good and it even handles the numerous speed bumps near where I live very well. Are you getting the KW Kit? If so be sure to check the rear springs are correct before fitting to avoid the well documented nightmares I had when they mistakenly sent the wrong rear springs. Lowered suspension kit fails to lower car?
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    Ads was wondering how long it would take before the fat fives made an aprearance lol


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    Quote Originally Posted by FranA3 View Post
    yeah your car does sit lovely ads got to be fair nothing worse than RR on A3's hence why I've got mine set up so its nose down
    So does yours mate. I didn't think I'd like the nose down stance but every time I see your car or another car on coils i love it and I'm always tempted by them. But living where I live if I went any lower my front bumper and sump would get murdered. lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by nally View Post
    Ads was wondering how long it would take before the fat fives made an aprearance lol

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    thanks matey i wouldn't go to springs now I've had coilies , haha know what you mean I've hit the subframe twice in the last month the last time i took a huge chunk out of the floor lol wouldnt change it tho i love it haha , my leon splitter is battered now it keeps hitting speed bumps haha will get a new one next year i think
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sulzer_Mike View Post
    The ride quality is very good and it even handles the numerous speed bumps near where I live very well. Are you getting the KW Kit? If so be sure to check the rear springs are correct before fitting to avoid the well documented nightmares I had when they mistakenly sent the wrong rear springs. Lowered suspension kit fails to lower car?
    Exactly same kit. Was going to go with Bilstein b8 dampers and keep my eibachs but I was advised they work better with the pro springs. Got the KW kit for a steal so the eibachs will be sold on. Yours looked like a monster truck with those springs on Yes, I'll be checking the numbers before they get fitted!
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    225 35 19 with Eibach sportline

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