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    Coilover / spring / lowering advice...

    Hi all... so getting a bit tired of riding so high on my stock sports springs, getting altitude sickness. And the ride is so hard I've lost most of my teeth...

    So what I want to do is lower it a touch (not slammed) and get a little bit of a softer ride. With a new baby on the way budget is now a bit of a concern, so for now I want to keep this cheap. Mad performance is not important as I plan to go to weitecs later.

    I hear that coilovers are much easier to fit than new springs as you need to compress the front springs or something? also springs would eventually damage the stock shocks? so id need to replace them too.

    I was thinking a budget set of coilovers from DPM might be the best way to go and easiest to fit. Just for a year or so before I step up to something a little better. Would JOMs or similar be a step up from the stock ride?

    any advice would be great.

    Mo
    2006 A3 Sportback 2.0Tdi Sport... So far - Stage 2 custom map (dyno'd at 185bhp), Pipercross panel filter, centre armrest, Alpine IDA-X305 and Bluetooth, hard wired Garmin Nuvi 1690T

    To Do's - eibach springs, Votex front lip / spoiler, Votex rear spoiler and skirts, led's all round!

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    AP are the cheap end of coilover market and getting some great re views
    S3 , CUSTOM CODE , NON RES MILLTEK , FORGE DV , 19" BBS CK (ANTHRACITE) , GREEN COTTON FILTER , ECS DOGBONE INSERT + EVERY AUDI OPTION

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    I would recommend Koni Sport Kit 492...I have them on my car on the softest setting great also its a 35 - 40mm drop if you like i could send pictures
    I now have MSS Kits Springs on my car
    The ride quality is far superior than OME and many other brands that I have tried

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    yeah some pics would be great Were these easy to fit? how much did you pay etc... I was looking at a budget JOM kit for now, are these any good? up for anything thats an improvement over stock to be honest, then will look at performance further down the line.
    2006 A3 Sportback 2.0Tdi Sport... So far - Stage 2 custom map (dyno'd at 185bhp), Pipercross panel filter, centre armrest, Alpine IDA-X305 and Bluetooth, hard wired Garmin Nuvi 1690T

    To Do's - eibach springs, Votex front lip / spoiler, Votex rear spoiler and skirts, led's all round!

 

 

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