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    Choose between 35mm or 50mm H&R. Pics?

    I have a 2008 Audi A3 S-Line TDI.
    I have 19 inch rims for it and should lower it with H&R lowering springs.


    What I'm really unsure about is whether I should go for 35mm or 50mm lowering springs.


    So I wonder if anyone here has pictures of an S-line by 19-inch wheels and H & R lowering springs?

    It would be great!

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

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    i have some 35mm ones coming off my s3 next week done around 2000miles on them still have box and receipt if your interested some pics of mine on them if you check my pics

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    go for the 50mm
    that should lower you a nice 35mm on the s-line

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    Is the S3 originally lowered as much as the A3 S-line or more? I think the 35mm springs looks great on your S3. And here in Norway is many speed bumps so I think I would go for the 35mm.

    It would be great if someone have some pics with the 50mm too tho

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    I've got the 50mm and can get over speed bumps fine, even with a full car.

    However on 19s.


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    Looks nice too. Did the rims/tires rub in the fender? And what if you have full loaded car?
    Im very unsure here :/
    Come with pics if anyone have some more

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    No rubbing what's so ever, even with a fully loaded car going over bumps.

    However I'm on 18s maybe different for 19s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DPM View Post
    Remember the S-Line is already lower from the factory so you'll need to take off around 15mm from any quoted drop.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
    Damian can you just clarify as I'm reading conflicting information. I through by S Lines were dropped 25mm and Sports 15mm?
    Cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoutTime View Post
    Damian can you just clarify as I'm reading conflicting information. I through by S Lines were dropped 25mm and Sports 15mm?
    Cheers.
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    S Line on 50mm

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    that looks well planted

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    I put 50mm H&R on mine last week, I bloody love the look and feel of it.

    Ill put some pics up tomorrow.....
    ....................I'll make a build thread one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoutTime View Post
    Damian can you just clarify as I'm reading conflicting information. I through by S Lines were dropped 25mm and Sports 15mm?
    Cheers.
    The Sport is around 10mm and the S-Line around 15/20mm.

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    50mm h&R sits ok no rubbing with full car but under tray scrapes speed humps
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    Iv got 19' wheels on mine too. Wondering what's better to lower it. Coilovers or just 50mm springs on my standard shocks ?
    Thanks

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    Id go for coilovers tbh but not JOM something like AP or even FK something tahts will last and not corrode
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    Okay thank you. New to the forum so it was probably a stupid question. Is yours on coilovers ?

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    i have 18 RS6 alloys on my A3 and really want to get the springs to lower the wheel arch and stop the bloody rubbin' - whats the ride like on the H&R's? is it bumpy or quite comfy?

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    Sport springs were crap, the s line springs were even worse so i got h&r springs there much better and improved handeling aswel
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    Quote Originally Posted by TDI140 View Post
    Sport springs were crap, the s line springs were even worse so i got h&r springs there much better and improved handeling aswel
    How do you find the general ride of the car?

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    If I was to drop my SE 50mm on H&R springs would I definitely need to change shocks?

 

 

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