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    How low can you go?? Pics of car sat just right

    After letting the car settle on the new suspension i took Jonnys advise and dropped her some more but to my suprise i actually had to lift front a tad as it was catching on the arch lots..! what do you think?











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    Are those pictures with it not catching? If so i'd be happy with that, it looks sweet

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    Looks mint mate - have you got spacers on it - looks like the wheels need pusing out a touch to get the arches filled.
    Nice car mate.

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    Yes those pictures are with the car not catching rides fine..

    no spacers yet i might put some on rear? what do you think? 20mm????

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    ahh car looks great

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    10mm at each wheel is perfectly safe - that's what I run with a 25mm drop in height. Though I guess if the offset is different on your wheel it maybe different in your case.

    Some people have tried 15mm each side on the back, which does look a bit better, but I think most people have had to modify the arch to get away with it.

    If you do a search under L60N's posts he posted one with pic's of his with 15mm on his rear wheels and I added pic's of mine with 10mm all round. Should give you an idea of what to expect.

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    Looks like yours has gone a bit lower than mine . I was on blistein pss10 . Not sure wat to go for 4 the new car . i want the lowest . My rear couldve dropped another 20mm... Your car is lowerd perfectly imo
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    I think the front's too low, but that's just me. Personally prefer the arch to follow the line of the tyre.

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    Madalex think yours sits nice.. im really liking the black S3 at the moment ... fancy a swap

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4real View Post
    Madalex think yours sits nice.. im really liking the black S3 at the moment ... fancy a swap
    Lol sold the car a few months back .
    Got a suzuka grey facelift comming novemeber : D
    SHall b joining u n jonny with the whole white n black theme
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    Guys with the S3 did you just bang some coilovers on and slam it? Did you need drop links or anything?

    I was told that dropping it more than 25mm on a Quattro would cause problems so drop links would be needed.

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    The pic in my sig is my ride height which I think is perfect!"

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    The pictures really don't do it justice but here's my mates S3.

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    Can you drop the back much more if u wanted 2 ? is there much thread left ?
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    I would put up pictures of mine, but its not sat right, I will do next year. It'll be perfect then.

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    Think I have asked this already but what coils have you got? Kw's I know but which version?

    So pissed that yours car go lower than mine, I specifically asked KW if all of the variants had the same lowering capabilities and they said yes, arrrrrrrghhhh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teejay View Post
    I think the front's too low, but that's just me. Personally prefer the arch to follow the line of the tyre.
    Yeah me to, doesnt look right TBH

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4real View Post
    After letting the car settle on the new suspension i took Jonnys advise and dropped her some more but to my suprise i actually had to lift front a tad as it was catching on the arch lots..! what do you think?











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    Quote Originally Posted by 4real View Post
    Yes those pictures are with the car not catching rides fine..

    no spacers yet i might put some on rear? what do you think? 20mm????
    You will never get away with 20mm!!

    15mm rubs without modifying the arch, even if no one in the rear sometimes...

    10mm to be certain of no rubbing.
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    10/12 is guaranteed to not rub, 20 as Jam says no way forget as I tried from my old S4 B6 spacers, 15mm still wouldnt recommend as they will rub to at some stage & if you value your tyres, been investigating rolling the arches today, can be done but pot luck if u get creases or paint cracks which can be fixed, I'm ok with that as doing paintwork anyway so might try fronts 1st, then me 20's will fit fine

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    Never been a fan of lowering to the point where the wheel no longer fits the arch properly
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teejay View Post
    I think the front's too low, but that's just me. Personally prefer the arch to follow the line of the tyre.
    I feel the same as Teejay as I would like some space between the tyre and the arch.

    However, the "white car, black Rims" combo is great!
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    Last edited by mitch78; 19th March 2009 at 23:06.
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    That car looks bang on mate!!!

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    Boydie how low have u got ur's siting? 19s?

 

 

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