Got my 2007 S3 (stage 2+) in at Autohaus just now in Edinburgh, and having a fair amount of suspension work carried out.
At the moment, I've been fairly underwhelmed by the handling of the car - don't get me wrong it's a really good car, it just needs some fettling to (hopefully) make it a great car for me.
It should be ready to pick up on Friday & then I can see just how much of a difference the suspension work has made. I'm not going the traditional route of slapping on a set of coilovers 1st, i'm going for the basics and building it up from there. The following is going on the car :
+ THS Upgraded Lower, Upper Engine and Transmission Mounts
+ Vibratechnics DogBone Bush
+ 8 sets of Powerflex bushes - which covers full front and rear suspension
+ H&R Front (24mm) and Rear (26mm) Anti-Roll Bars
+ Superpro Front Camber Adjustable Ball Joints
+ Whiteline Anti-Lift kit
+ Whiteline Steering Rack Mount
+ Whiteline Front & Rear Adjustable Drop Links
+ Whiteline Bumpsteer Correction Kit
+ 4 wheel alignment (which will definitely be needed after all of the above!)
It's a fair amount of work & expense, but i'm really hoping it introduces a lot more feel to the way car drives. If it does feel like a good investment after driving it, then it's on to decent Coilovers (probably B16s), adjustable top mounts, Quaife ATB Differential & Gen 2 Haldex upgrade to take things to the next level on the handling front.
Be good to hear experiences of anyone else that's had extensive suspension work on their S3 too.
Thanks for all the input on a fair few of the options i've elected to go with above (the H&R front / rear ARB ratio is still niggling me a bit, but i'll soon find out if i made the right choice!)
Quite excited about this (more excited than I was going from stock to stage 2+) & looking forward to getting a chance to drive it this weekend & I'll also be back to give my 'after' verdict.