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    Lowering Springs

    Now I know theirs been lots of threads on this topic but I cannot seem to find definitive answers to my questions. So all advice, knowledge, experience and pictures would be greatly appreciated.

    I have standard S-Line springs/dampers/18" wheels and find the ride pretty poor tbh. I know coilovers are the answer but they are beyond my budget.

    So if I was to go for a set of H&R/Koni/KW/Eibach lowering springs would I be compromising the ride further or would the higher quality springs actually improve things?

    Also can someone explain the sizing guide most springs are sold by? For instance if you look here http://www.dpmperformance.co.uk/audi...2524_2533.html all the springs are described as 30mm, 35mm, 50mm etc. What does this measurement indicate? I'm presuming it's to do with the drop in ride height but as Sport, SE and S-Line models all have different ride heights which does it apply to?

    A rough idea of fitting costs would be nice too, along with any pics of lowered cars on 18"s.

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    I have a set of eibach pro 30mm springs that are pretty much brand new for the 8P 4wd if interested, they are considered from all reviews I've seen one of the best springs mods for the 8P

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    Thanks but my motor's FWD only.
    2008 A3 1.8T FSI S-line Phantom Black, Bose, iPod Dock, Front Centre Armrest, Storage Pack, Aluminium Pedals, H&R Spacers, Eibach Pro's, Ambient Lighting, Pressed plates with Ingolstadt surrounds.

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    All drops are quoted from standard height so you need to take into consideration the lower Sport and S-Line models and remove that drop from the quoted lowering drop. For example, if you had an A3 S-Line which is about 20mm lower then a standard A3, EIbach 30mm springs are only going to drop it another 10mm, 30mm minus the 20mm S-Line drop.

    Coilovers also aren't the answer if you're looking for a comfortable non harsh ride. A lot of people use the Eibach springs as they actually improve the ride comfort over standard A3 Sport and S-Line springs which in my opinion are stiff for stiffs sake.

    Hope this helps.

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    Thanks for putting me right Damian.

    So by changing the springs the ride should improve (i.e. be a bit softer/more compliant) even with the extra drop?

    I notice on your site springs are specc'd by engine size yet the 1.8t FSI engine isn't quoted. So if I were to go for a set of springs from your good-self which ones should I order? My car is a 2008 model, front wheel drive only.

    Also are Eibach considered to give a softer ride than H&R/Koni/KW?

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    I'd say they're the best match for the standard dampers.

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