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    HELP!! A3 Quattro 170 TDI '07' Rear Shock???

    Been searching through the forum and cant seem to find any answers about an OEM replament or part numbers.

    Car failed MOT because of a broken shock and I need to get them fitted ASAP. Bought these from GSF and the guy went to the back to look on a dealer computer to see if they were right for an S Line.

    REAR COIL SPRING 511VG1380

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    Just to update spoke to Audi today and they gave me a price of around £80 incl Vat.

    Part number 8P0511115BL

    Audi - A3 - 2005 - Rear axle - coil spring3 paint marks 1 FARBSTRICHE (8P0511115BL) Teilekatalog (Pats Catalog)
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    Your old springs should have colour codes on them, maybe a green dot followed by 3 grey dots (my S-Line 140TDI quattro). Dealer shoud be able to match them from this alone. Not sure about cheaper replacements, some of these companies don't understand, standard/Sport/S-Line/ S3 etc. My Wife has a 170 so I could check that if you want but even though they are the same car it coule be different. Also depends what height you want it to sit, I have just gone for S3 springs which are -35mm, same as the H&R upgrades. S-Line is -25mm incidentally, why am I so knowledgeable, well I asked questions and did various searches on here.

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    Another update...

    Just ordered these Audi A3 2.0 TDi Quattro Mk2 Lowering Springs Apex 30mm
    Audi A3 2.0 TDi Quattro Mk2 Lowering Springs Apex 30mm | eBay

    Asked for next day which bumped the price up to £124. After much searching of here and the TT forum I know that the S-Line is 25mm lower than the standard, so these will drop my car by only 5mm hardly noticeable. I'll get them in tomorrow and report back.






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    Be interested to know how you get on, I was tempted by lots of things, these included, I don;t think anyone's got anything particularly bad to say about them so they may just be the thing to have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vorshprungdork View Post
    Be interested to know how you get on, I was tempted by lots of things, these included, I don;t think anyone's got anything particularly bad to say about them so they may just be the thing to have.

    Well just my luck, fitted the springs and the drop is a lot more than just 30mm...

    What has happened... I've got 18's on and only about 10mm of the tire showing And hardly any movement... Me sitting on the boot lip @17st and limited bouce

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    What do you mean 10mm of tyre showing, arch gap 10mm?

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    I'll pop the photo up

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    http://sdrv.ms/16u2KfG

    There you go... Backs with springs, fronts normal

    Look at here >>>> Who has 30mm Apex springs fitted to there S3?

    That's 30mm?!?!?

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    OOh that is low at the back particularly, my S3 spings are -35mm and aren't that low, could be on the bump stops which would explain why it's solid. You can cut them but wouldn't have thought with a 30mm drop you would need to, I didn't.

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    I know. Read up about them before fitting. Although I haven't found a picture of an A3 with just the Apex coils on. That S3 was the closest I found

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    Did you keep the top and bottom spring seats, the rubber bits? I boght new ones for mine, olds were quite compressed under the pressure of the springs for years, so new ones would probably make it sit a bit higher.

 

 

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