OK, thinking I need to lower my car, and wondering if just using lowered springs on standard dampers will be OK or if coilovers are really the way to go? Personally I think coilovers maybe a step to far when all I want is a slight drop to make the car sit better.
I've got a 06 Sportback S-Line and have seen many springs advertised showing the suggested drop, but is this based on the cars ride height in standard form? For example, as far as I'm aware the SE is the entry model with the heighest ride height, the sport is a little lower, and then the s-line is a little lower again from the factory.
So if a springs suggestes a drop of 40mm, is this from the standard ride height of say the base model (SE), or would this be 40mm drop based on my s-line?
Been looking at Spax, they list the s-line version separately with a 25mm drop:
Spax SSX Lowering Spring Kit - Demon Tweeks
H&R 35mm drop (based on what though?)
H&R Lowering Springs 35mm Drop - Demon Tweeks
Eibach Lowers Front: 45-50mm / Lowers Rear: 35-40mm (based on what though?)
Eibach Sportline Springs For: AUDI A3 Sportback (8P) 1.4 TFSI/1.8 TFSI/2.0 FSI/2.0 TFSI/1.6 TDI/1.9 TDI/2.0 TDI (Year: 09.04 on)