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    A3 suspension upgrade (advice needed)

    Right.....I have a choice between Audi s-line springs and shocks OR

    http://www.dpmperformance.co.uk/bils...0bba8b31a7d899

    The Audi ones are brand new costing 535 for the kit or the above ones are 600. Is it worth the extra cost? (Delivery etc). I'm also concerned about it looking a bit daft because it'll look like an s line (body style wise) but be 5mm lower.

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    Just my own opinion,but I'd say the Bilsteins will be MUCH better,and you probably won't notice a 5mm drop,but you will notice the improved handling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jose_85 View Post
    Right.....I have a choice between Audi s-line springs and shocks OR

    Bilstein 30mm B12 Pro Lowering Springs & Shocks Suspension Kit A3 8P 1.4T FSi, 1.6TDi, 1.8T FSi, 1.9TDi, 2.0FSi, 2.0T FSi, 2.0TDi FWD 05/03> - £600.00 : The premier online mail order VAG suspension and performance specialists. We offer a wide range

    The Audi ones are brand new costing 535 for the kit or the above ones are 600. Is it worth the extra cost? (Delivery etc). I'm also concerned about it looking a bit daft because it'll look like an s line (body style wise) but be 5mm lower.

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    Same as Alex, IMHO Bilsteins are one of the best !!!!
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    Cheers for the advice, seems to be the general consensus. I think the ride quality is something that concerns me about the s line set. I believe it can be quite a hard ride.
    Audi A3 1.4 TFSI 58 (2012)
    Audi A3 1.6 SE FSI
    -2004 (2009-2012)
    Ford Fiesta-2003 (2006) Traded in for Audi
    Ford Ka-2000 (2005) Completely wrote off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jose_85 View Post
    Cheers for the advice, seems to be the general consensus. I think the ride quality is something that concerns me about the s line set. I believe it can be quite a hard ride.
    Personally,I don't think so,but then I do like a pretty hard setup on my cars.

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