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    Pics of slammed A3's?

    Hi All,

    Does anyone have a pic of their A3 slammed on coilovers?

    Looking to go between 50-65mm down on Weitec's and would appreciate some pics.

    Thanks,
    Scott

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    On what size of wheels?

    On 19's you will go no lower than really 45-55mm

    18's 50-60mm

    Depends also on tyre size

    Mine: 19" FK Coilovers lowered 40-45mm 235/35/19 tyres





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    Last edited by Boydie; 16th June 2009 at 22:43.

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    Hi mate, yours looks good. The last one looks stupid at the back. I'm on 225/40/18.

    This is my car on S Line suspension:
    http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-...46_6638887.jpg
    http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-...84_7661311.jpg

    (best pics I could find)

    How low should I go???

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    very nice car mate, was just going get lowing springs because dont want to slam it will that be ok ??

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    audi pricey this is mine on 35 mill h&r springs its not 2 harsh and sits pretty ok

    this is on sline with 18s



    and 19s on springs


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    Thanks - has anyone got their car on 50mm springs? Interested in lowering around that, maybe 65mm would be too much.

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    with you audi 2.0tdi sport are they lowered as standard

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    thats nice simon what wheels are they and what you on springs or coils ...

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    SSW mesh in 19s (for sale) and KW coils


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    here's mine on KW coilovers wound down to the limit.

    also got 10mm spacers on the back










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    Quote Originally Posted by RobinA3 View Post
    here's mine on KW coilovers wound down to the limit.

    also got 10mm spacers on the back









    Love it!
    Any rubbing? How low do the FK's go? 65mm?
    Think that looks PERFECT!

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    My A3 on 40mm eibach's


    A3 Black Edition 2.0 TDI
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    Quote Originally Posted by A3blackedition View Post
    My A3 on 40mm eibach's

    Looks nice mate (looks the same as mine!) nice height too. Out of interest, do you know how big the gap between your arch and tyre is?

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    Not sure on exactly how much of a gap there is but this is the front:

    And rear:

    A3 Black Edition 2.0 TDI
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    Quote Originally Posted by A3blackedition View Post
    Not sure on exactly how much of a gap there is but this is the front:
    Cheers, and I'm assuming you still have no probs with scraping in car parks/speed bumps? I want to go down 65mm, but I've heard people who are down 50mm have probs - could be bad trying to get into car park at work down 65mm..... if I'm right in thinking S Line suspension is -30mm, so an extra 35mm should be fine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boydie View Post
    On what size of wheels?

    On 19's you will go no lower than really 45-55mm

    18's 50-60mm

    Depends also on tyre size

    Mine: 19" FK Coilovers lowered 40-45mm 235/35/19 tyres




    I keep looking at this and you've gotta be down more than 40-45mm, unless that's 40mm down from S Line, so 70-75mm in total?

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    i dont have any problems with rubbing, catching speed bumps etc. it didnt even rub when i filled my boot full of crap from B&Q and i drove round like this for about a week!;


    A3 Black Edition 2.0 TDI
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    got some new rims have to go to birmingham on friday to collect them then go get some tyres fitted to them .

    also got my hybrid turbo to fit sometime this weekend , then a new remap for the increase in boost

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    Quote Originally Posted by A3blackedition View Post
    i dont have any problems with rubbing, catching speed bumps etc. it didnt even rub when i filled my boot full of crap from B&Q and i drove round like this for about a week!;
    Haha - nice. Would be interested to know if anyone down 50-65mm from standard has any probs. Also would like to know the gap between arch and wheel down 50 and 65mm. Thanks!

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    I dunno know if you'll call this "slammed on 19's" but anyway; this is my old car lowered appr. 50mm with 19" ET47...



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    This used to be jonnyc car. lovely car:



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    When I bought my A3 from MarriedBlonde he had the 50mm (from std base A3 height) Eibach Sportsline springs fitted. I did have problems with it rubbing at the rear with anyone sat in the back, it would also do it with only me in the car if there was a dip at MWay speeds.

    I raised mine on the Eibach ProSprings (30mm drop from std base A3 height) and although it did look better on the lower springs - I haven't ever had an issues with rubbing, speed ramps or Multi-Storey car park ramps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Moeller View Post
    I dunno know if you'll call this "slammed on 19's" but anyway; this is my old car lowered appr. 50mm with 19" ET47...
    That's nice mate, did you get any rubbing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Audi_nut View Post
    This used to be jonnyc car. lovely car:
    That is very nice, don't think I could go that low though. Still needs to be practical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gti Jazz Blue View Post
    When I bought my A3 from MarriedBlonde he had the 50mm (from std base A3 height) Eibach Sportsline springs fitted. I did have problems with it rubbing at the rear with anyone sat in the back, it would also do it with only me in the car if there was a dip at MWay speeds.

    I raised mine on the Eibach ProSprings (30mm drop from std base A3 height) and although it did look better on the lower springs - I haven't ever had an issues with rubbing, speed ramps or Multi-Storey car park ramps.

    Paul
    Oh really - is that around standard S Line height? Means I can't really go much lower than now... Thanks.

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    At the height my car is it, its very practical and went from belfast to silverstone with a full car load and does me every day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott1andrews View Post
    Oh really - is that around standard S Line height? Means I can't really go much lower than now... Thanks.
    No it is lower than the S-Line height, I think the S-Line is 12mm lower than a std A3, which makes mine 18mm lower than std S-Line height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis Moeller View Post
    I dunno know if you'll call this "slammed on 19's" but anyway; this is my old car lowered appr. 50mm with 19" ET47...



    lm liking these alloys. any info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dc240969 View Post
    lm liking these alloys. any info.
    Lambo replicas, 19 inch i would assume, Available on ebay for 450 a set without tyres. I know someone who can get you a set if you want?
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    Here's a couple of pics of mine lowered on V-Maxx coilovers:






    The best way to find out how low you are from factory ride height is measuring the distance from wheel centre to bottom of arch. Mine is 320mm all round, which is approx 65mm from factory Audi height.
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    Looks quite nice pete. Good effort.

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    How about the center caps? do the originals fit or can you gets the Audi ones to fit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee_R View Post
    Lambo replicas, 19 inch i would assume, Available on ebay for 450 a set without tyres. I know someone who can get you a set if you want?
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    lovely motor V6pete, likin that alot
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    Boys, what advantages are there to having your car lower apart from aesthetics (looks)? What cost is involved approx?

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    With coilovers, improved handling, better ride. Looks better with less arch gap imo

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    Looks good v6 Pete.

    I hope to have some pics of my misses's next week once the coilovers are fitted.
    I'm waiting to see N8KOW'S on here, i want to see how well his rs4 reps look,and cutting your springs in half can't be safe,but it will look low

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdre83 View Post
    How about the center caps? do the originals fit or can you gets the Audi ones to fit?
    Don't know if OE Audi center caps will fit? I bought the Hartmann replicas (German) from ACHtuning in the US of A. http://shop.achtuning.com/index.asp?...OD&ProdID=1246

    SUPERIOR quality compared to the ****ty eBay Lambo rep's. ET 47 so thats perfect considering the width of 8 inches. Came with their own center caps and Audi stickers but I had some Lambo caps costum made from a guy in Greece...

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    Quote Originally Posted by evocos View Post
    I'm waiting to see N8KOW'S on here, i want to see how well his rs4 reps look,and cutting your springs in half can't be safe,but it will look low
    Exactly, KWs? OEM, all you need is some BED SPRINGS, job done...

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    spring chop FTW. KW??? WEITEC? Get lost! Ya must be mad.
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