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    Lwoering a 2.0TDi (140)

    Hi all,
    I am looking at lowering a 2004 (8p) A3 2.0TDi 140 Sport. However I have a few questions...

    Firstly Is there a limit that I can drop the car before I encounter issues (such as the front ARB rubbing/banging)?

    The car is currently on 95k miles, so I am going to be changing the shock and springs, but can anyone advise of a well priced setup that is good quality looking to lower another 20-30mm on top of the sport setup, so circa 30-40mm in total (coilovers are to be avoided due to cost).

    Finally, I am going to change the top-mounts, bearings, relevant bolts...is there anything else I should look at changing?

    Thanks all in advance for your help,
    Luke

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    You'll be fine with a 30-40mm drop and just stick with a good quality kit like the Weitec's or if you didn't want to spend as much then the AP's.

    http://www.dpmperformance.co.uk/a3-8...ae0d4944026f97

    I'd also say change th bump stops as well.

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    I used Eibach sportlines -50mm
    The stance is perfect
    However i left my standard shocks on so it is rubbing a bit!!
    So i reccomend them springs, but definately get better shocks!"!

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    i have H&R 35mm on standard shock, no pobs!


    A3 2.0 TDI Optics Black S-Line, FR&RTuning Stage 3! GT20 Hybrid Turbo, THS TFSI FMIC, Sachs performance clutch kit+SMF, Milltek 2.5" Turbo-Back Non-Res Exhaust, ITG Maxogen Induction, EGR Delete with FR&RTuning Map out, Custom Black 18" RS4, 35mm H&R springs, S3 brakes, EBC Yellowstuff, front splitter, HID Xenons, S3 tailgate Spoiler, 09 Rear Lights, Retrofit Audi Ipod, S3 Air vents, Bose sound+retrofit JBL Subwoofer 1200W.
    Milltek Cat-back Non-Res for S3 2.0T FOR SALE both 3dr and 5dr PM

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    Quote Originally Posted by navnayyar View Post
    i have H&R 35mm on standard shock, no pobs!
    Got any pics so we can see how low it is?

    I ask as ive got a s line and have been thinking of using them springs but wasnt sure the extra 10mm was worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSH View Post
    Hi all,
    I am looking at lowering a 2004 (8p) A3 2.0TDi 140 Sport. However I have a few questions...

    Firstly Is there a limit that I can drop the car before I encounter issues (such as the front ARB rubbing/banging)?

    The car is currently on 95k miles, so I am going to be changing the shock and springs, but can anyone advise of a well priced setup that is good quality looking to lower another 20-30mm on top of the sport setup, so circa 30-40mm in total (coilovers are to be avoided due to cost).

    Finally, I am going to change the top-mounts, bearings, relevant bolts...is there anything else I should look at changing?

    Thanks all in advance for your help,
    Luke
    What size wheels are you running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigpkr View Post
    Got any pics so we can see how low it is?

    I ask as ive got a s line and have been thinking of using them springs but wasnt sure the extra 10mm was worth it.
    before:

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    A3 2.0 TDI Optics Black S-Line, FR&RTuning Stage 3! GT20 Hybrid Turbo, THS TFSI FMIC, Sachs performance clutch kit+SMF, Milltek 2.5" Turbo-Back Non-Res Exhaust, ITG Maxogen Induction, EGR Delete with FR&RTuning Map out, Custom Black 18" RS4, 35mm H&R springs, S3 brakes, EBC Yellowstuff, front splitter, HID Xenons, S3 tailgate Spoiler, 09 Rear Lights, Retrofit Audi Ipod, S3 Air vents, Bose sound+retrofit JBL Subwoofer 1200W.
    Milltek Cat-back Non-Res for S3 2.0T FOR SALE both 3dr and 5dr PM

 

 

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