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    Springs 35mm/50mm??

    HI folks,

    My car is a 2.0T s.line sportback/ running 18''s
    I have searched around but cannot find the result I am looking for
    so, I have pretty much set my sight on the H&R make
    Everyday I have to go through the junction which is down hill layout and join back up the hill so inbetween i will have a chance of catching the bottom of the car, on my old standard a3 with 50mm drop It has always catch the bottom.
    So what should I do
    Pics I think will sort me out

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    i'd say get 35mm then if 50 used to catch.

    or get 50mm and thicker tyres lol

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    Remember the S-Line is already lowered from factory so you'll need to take around 15-20mm off any quoted drop.

    If you didn't want to go too low the H&R 35mm springs could be your best option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plezz View Post
    i'd say get 35mm then if 50 used to catch.

    or get 50mm and thicker tyres lol
    but some people here said you can't really notice the drop

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    No it's not a massive difference, all down to personal choice and how you want it though.

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    go for the eibach 40/50mm drop - the sportline kit i think it is
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    I've got Eibach 50mm drop front and 40mm drop rear. I've found them to be great and I haven't had any scraping on the road or arches, and think they look great! I'll try and post some pics later, but haven't done it before, so bare with me. To get an idea of how much lower it will be, the front measurement from the wheel centre to the arch was 345mm after lowering.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elgy View Post
    I've got Eibach 50mm drop front and 40mm drop rear. I've found them to be great and I haven't had any scraping on the road or arches, and think they look great! I'll try and post some pics later, but haven't done it before, so bare with me. To get an idea of how much lower it will be, the front measurement from the wheel centre to the arch was 345mm after lowering.
    well i did went for that option on my old a3 it scrape so I am still deciding hmmm :S

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    have you thought about coilovers? You'd have an adjustable drop then. you could lower it a few mm every day untill it starts scraping, and then go back a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plezz View Post
    have you thought about coilovers? You'd have an adjustable drop then. you could lower it a few mm every day untill it starts scraping, and then go back a bit.
    No not really I think I will settle with springs for now

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    was your old A3 an SB or 3dr? I wondered if that was the difference with scraping!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elgy View Post
    was your old A3 an SB or 3dr? I wondered if that was the difference with scraping!
    2008/3dr

 

 

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