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    Spring drop??

    Hello everyone, my first post so bare with me if the answer to this question is common knowledge as I'm still a bit new to the whole Audi scene I've just bought myself an 03 plate A3 2.0 TDi Sport and will in the not so distant future be keen on dropping the ride height a bit. Not wanting to spend a fortune so Coilovers are out of the question, but what kind of drop (if any??) could I expect to see from fitting the later S-Line springs to my Sport?
    Any info/pictures/recommendations etc will be gratefully received

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    You'd be better off fitting Eibach springs. These drop about 5mm more than S-Line but have better ride quality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RS_Cosworth View Post
    Hello everyone, my first post so bare with me if the answer to this question is common knowledge as I'm still a bit new to the whole Audi scene I've just bought myself an 03 plate A3 2.0 TDi Sport and will in the not so distant future be keen on dropping the ride height a bit. Not wanting to spend a fortune so Coilovers are out of the question, but what kind of drop (if any??) could I expect to see from fitting the later S-Line springs to my Sport?
    Any info/pictures/recommendations etc will be gratefully received
    i fitted apex to my sport tdi,i measured the car before fitment and after fitment the car sat exactly 23mm lower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vw754 View Post
    i fitted apex to my sport tdi,i measured the car before fitment and after fitment the car sat exactly 23mm lower.
    Don't suppose you've got any pics of your car have you matey??

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    Hows this ?

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    Will springs only not knacker the dampers after time???

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    Quote Originally Posted by dex140 View Post
    Will springs only not knacker the dampers after time???
    It will shorten the life to an extent. It depends on how low you go and how you drive it. Usually a 30ish mm drop will be ok on factory dampers.
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    Cheers was gonna go for some s line springs myself but may just go for some different ones with a lil more drop!

 

 

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