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    Talking Decided on coil overs - going to order them today but which ones do I go for ??

    I have a 8p 1.6 FSI for reference, ive found the following ...

    Ł350 JAMEX
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/JAMEX-Coilover...item35a3e7abfd

    Ł455 GMAX
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Gmax-Coilovers...item334e8446da

    Ł270 TA ???
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TA-Coilover-Au...item53ddd691bc

    Ł250 HOTTUNING ???? !!!
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/COIL-OVER-COIL...item27ac483c9b

    As you can see they vary in price big time, but will the cheapest do the job just as good, bare in mind this is just a 1.6 which is a weekend car and is for purely looks only ... no perfomance/handling gains wanted.. just lowness...

    Any one reccomend/give me the headsup?

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    What's your budget?

    I personally wouldn't every go for budget coilovers, i've opted for some Weitec's which are immense for the price! Ł529.25 iirc

    Have a search on dpmperformance.com, got some good offers on there

    Link for you:

    http://www.dpmperformance.co.uk/weit...03-p-1564.html
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    have you got a picture of the effect they produced??

    I.E the uber lowness mmmm scrape ;D

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    lol no i don't yet mate, but they go down 65mm which is low enough i would say!
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    hot tuning out of the ones listed above, otherwise kw ride amazing and give the lowest drop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sulaiman View Post
    hot tuning out of the ones listed above, otherwise kw ride amazing and give the lowest drop.
    have you used hot tuning? they are also the cheapest?

    Are they a good set of coillies??

    Also will coillies + 18'' rims go well? i dont like the ride of 19's tbh ..

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    Hot Tuning coilovers cost about Ł30 to make, they are made of cheese, stop being a tight ass and buy the weitecs, this is the audi forum not the corsa forum

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    my thoughts n8 tbh lol but he said hot tuning so i presumed he had used them :P

    any one got a pic of rs6 alloys on coillies 18''?

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    Quote Originally Posted by N8KOW View Post
    Hot Tuning coilovers cost about Ł30 to make, they are made of cheese, stop being a tight ass and buy the weitecs, this is the audi forum not the corsa forum
    Cheese is stronger than the stuff Hottuning are made from Nath

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    http://www.dpmperformance.co.uk only list Weitecs for sportbacks :[

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    The link i posted you are the ones you need
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    it says
    Weitec Hicon GT Coilover Suspension Kit
    A3 8P / A3 8P Sportback 1.4T Si, 1.6, 2.0FSi FWD 05/03>



    'sportback'?

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    and i notice other brands have a different set for sportbacks, not a generic set for both?

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    A3 8P/A3 8P Sportback

    Meaning it fits both you plonker!
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    yeh i picked up on that but what im saying is other brands do 2 different kits, one for sport back one for hatch back... so how come they are doing one kit for both ? its just abit wierd
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    if you want hottunning coils you can have mine for 80 pounds
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    To be done - 19" wheels | Tints | Sat nav retrofit | RS6 steering wheel

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntDub View Post
    yeh i picked up on that but what im saying is other brands do 2 different kits, one for sport back one for hatch back... so how come they are doing one kit for both ? its just abit wierd
    Not sure mate, but DPM know what they're on about
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    Quote Originally Posted by madluke View Post
    if you want hottunning coils you can have mine for 80 pounds
    I wouldn't spend want to spend as little as Ł80 on 1 coilover let alone for a set
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    Quote Originally Posted by AntDub View Post
    have you used hot tuning? they are also the cheapest?

    Are they a good set of coillies??

    Also will coillies + 18'' rims go well? i dont like the ride of 19's tbh ..
    when you get cheap coilovers they are very much the same product branded differently and with a different price tag.

    My friend has them on his car, while a slightly more bouncier ride than my H&R's they are very good for the money and spending an extra Ł100 on Jamex coilovers the difference will be marginal.

    In my experience you either spend big money and see big improvements in construction quality, drive ability, ride quality and handling, or buy cheap and achieve a drop while compromising a few other aspects.

    stay away from fk's, mid range coilovers which rust..badly!

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