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    Eibach Pro Kit

    At the moment my car is on 19" alloys and Eibach sportline springs.

    The ride is too hard for the long motorway driving I do so I was wondering what your thoughts would be if I swapped to Eibach pro kit?

    My friend has a mk 5 golf on pro kit springs with 18" wheels and I must say the ride quality is almost OEM but with that tiny edge which gives you more confidence chucking the car around.

    I find my sportline springs too stiff and it makes the whole setup and feel of the car way too stiff and uncomfortable.

    From the research I've done on the forum already my black edition was lowered around 15mm from factory versus standard, is this correct? and therefore I'll only get a small lowering on the pro kit springs versus standard?

    thanks in advance

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    i have the pro kit for the a3 3.2 sport back and wanted the sport line kit for that lower look as the pro kit you dont really notice much difference

    as for driving about dont notice much difference from the standard s line springs until i go round the roundabout at speed i notice the front is softer and drops first time i felt the difference still have a wish i got sport line tho

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    I'm in West Yorkshire...work away during the week though (down south)...

    What do you mean by 'notice the front is softer and drops first time' ?

    I don't mind not noticing much of a drop I'd like to get some S3 wheels for it and stick to 18". 19s on the sportline look sexy but not practical to drive around all day every day...

    It will look daft though with pro-kit springs and these 19s on it lol

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    Fit 18's & you'll be fine

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    i mean when i chuck it into a corner the front it hugs the ground and handles very well ( i kite it ) however i am on 18's

    just wish i got a lower look
    Audi a3 3.2 v6 sport back ,s-line, Dolphin Grey with factory tints, deg sat nav, bose speakers, 18 upgraded alloys, magnaflow exhaust, eibach pro kit springs

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    The sportline would deffo give you the lower look and their handling on sweeping A-road bends in immense!

    NHN - Do you reckon I'll be OK with 18s or do you reckon its the springs making the setup too stiff?

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    19's on these roads requires dentures without a shadow of a doubt, so for me I'd try a set of 18's 1st then look at alternative suspension ideas.

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    Fair enough buddy I'll do that. You have PM by the way

    Next question who has some S3 wheels lying around cheap lol?

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    My friend but 19's on his A3 2.0 TDi, he promptly put 18's back on as it ruined the ride quality.
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    As Nigel says, I'd say alot of your problems are down to having 19" wheels which will have very low profile tyres on.

    Match these with lowering springs and standard shocks and you're not going to have the most forgiving ride.

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    If I change to pro-kit springs I'll be swapping to 18" anyway so I think you guys are right it makes sense to try 18" wheels first.

    Is the below correct?

    Black edition - 225/40/18 18x7.5J ET45
    S3 - 225/40/18 18x7.5J ET54

    If that is correct why is the offset so high on the S3 wheels?

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    Were the supplementary springs shortened. look like suspension bump stops. Were the suspension arms reset ?

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    I bought the car like this Karl, so have no idea...

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    Sorry for the double post.

    I've now changed to 18" wheels and the ride is much better.

    I'm on Sportline Eibach springs with 225/40/18 18x8J alloys with ET42. Im not 100% sure but I think under load the tyres rub the arch very slightly, does anyone know if this would be the case with that wheel spec & tyre combo?

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    Its only done it once or twice so I've been unable to hear if it was the front or rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sayam View Post
    Sorry for the double post.

    I've now changed to 18" wheels and the ride is much better.

    I'm on Sportline Eibach springs with 225/40/18 18x8J alloys with ET42. Im not 100% sure but I think under load the tyres rub the arch very slightly, does anyone know if this would be the case with that wheel spec & tyre combo?
    Do you have any pictures, i've been looking into lowering my A3 and been recommend the Sportlines, would be nice to see what it looks like.

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    Yes when I get home this evening I'll post some pictures for you. I'm going to be taking my Sportline springs out you can buy them if you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sayam View Post
    Yes when I get home this evening I'll post some pictures for you. I'm going to be taking my Sportline springs out you can buy them if you like.
    Is the ride still to harsh with the 18" and sportlines?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don23 View Post
    Is the ride still to harsh with the 18" and sportlines?
    No the ride is spot on, a million times better than 19" wheels. The reason I'm taking them out is because I'm returning the car to standard although I do think I'll miss the handling with standard springs in compared to sportline.

    Sorry for not uploading the picture yet, I didn't go home yesterday until late

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don23 View Post
    Do you have any pictures, i've been looking into lowering my A3 and been recommend the Sportlines, would be nice to see what it looks like.
    If youre after a good bargain...Classifieds: 35mm Bilstein lowering springs

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaCkPoT View Post
    If youre after a good bargain...Classifieds: 35mm Bilstein lowering springs
    I did see these, just not sure the 35mm drop is enough if i'm honest, seen a few examples of the eibach pro kit which lowers the car around the same as the Bilsteins and it's not really look i'm looking for. Thanks for the offer anyway.
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    Can someone please confirm for me that the factory black edition suspension is 25mm lower than standard? I'm wanting to change my suspension from Eibach sportline to Pro-Kit which is a 30mm drop compared to standard. Obviously I don't want to end up with a car that is higher than it would sit on factory suspension lol.

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    It's not as low as 25mm, more around the 20mm area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DPM View Post
    It's not as low as 25mm, more around the 20mm area.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
    Cheers Damian, how much can you source me a set of pro-kit springs for (including P&P)?

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    Can you please confirm the model and engine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DPM View Post
    Can you please confirm the model and engine?

    Damian @ DPM Performance
    Hi Damian. The car is a 2009 59 plate 2.0TDi 170BHP DSG and is the sportback version. Not sure if it matters but it's the Black Edition spec...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sayam View Post
    Hi Damian. The car is a 2009 59 plate 2.0TDi 170BHP DSG and is the sportback version. Not sure if it matters but it's the Black Edition spec...
    Afternoon,

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    Thanks Damian, I'll get them ordered as soon as I can.

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    Thank you.

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    I would change the shocks as wekk, koni fsd's .... Will deffo cure

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    I've messed around with springs since I've been driving but never really understood the effects of changing shocks on the ride/handling etc. Can anyone find me an article or advise. Anything on google is outside my very basic understanding

 

 

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