Hi there, I just picked up my "new" motor and unsurprisingly it's VERY different from my S3 (8P). Being the SE and Avant model, this car is like a super fast barge, it's heavy and seems to lean a fair bit going into corners. It's done 160k, so I don't know what that means for suspension component wear, but didn't see any note in the service history of any replacements.
I'd love to drop the ride height to that of the S-Line, or maybe a little lower - is it a bad idea just use lowering springs on this car? - would something else improve the handling and the looks?