Doesn't give me a definitive answer, but it helps..
No real need for that :(
Is it a worthwhile change though, from what I could see the difference were that it looked to be more suited to be lowered that my wishbones and the s3 ones were cast and mine aren't. Is it worth the cost of the upgrade though, as I will be dropping the car in the next month or so...
Anyhoo... IIRC the A3's with headlight washers have the bigger tank and should physically fit fine... not sure if there are any different brackets or fixings you need but it should go in no probs and give you 5.3lts of windscreen washing fun...
Not had the S3/A3 wishbones side by side but I am sure there is something in Prawns thread about them... I would check that first as S3 wishbones don't have the ARB mounting point that the A3 ones do as they connect to a bracket on the strut
If they give a wider track then the other thing to be aware of is driveshaft plunge or in this case stretch... you may over extend them and have the shaft pop out of the CV if they pull them too far out... again, I think Prawn has discussed the fitment in his thread...
I don't think i'd be able to contain my excitement at having over 5ltr's of screenwash for cleaning screens :lmfao:
I will have a chat with the crustacean about his wishbones, but now the question is: are the 2wd a3 and 4wd a3 wish bones different? If they are, this would be the 2nd benefit the tqs has over the 2wd a3, along with planting your foot in the rain and not staying still.
I think that the tqs and s3 driveshafts are the same, but i'll check ETKA tonight, and if so that would eliminate one of the problems..
Well I sold my front ARB to Lee172, and the front and rear arb's are the same thickness as the s3, so I would hazard a guess they are exactly the same, negating that issue as well.
How much has Pat been paying you to tell me everything will swap over no problem.... :P
I'm not saying a thing about money as I always gets myself into trouble ;)Quote:
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Decided I don't really need to spend the money on changing the wishbones and hubs I don't think, so I will change the front and rear wishbone bushes and i'll change the ball joints while I am there. Am I right in thinking it's the TT ones for the rear and poly bushes for the front, or the other way around? And having seen karl's issues, I think I will just get Audi Ball joints to save the ball ache.
Any better ideas then this, or opinions on other bits that could be changed whilst in that area? the coilies have top mounts on them already, so I will just use them.
You were all too slow.
I have ordered tt rears and the ball joints after a discussion with the friendly parts man, and I think I have found a local place to do the 4 wheel alignment. Anyone want to come and fit all this for me. I can pay in beer, takeaway and some small change.
probably a bit late to catch up now, but cast wishbones are well worth while!
Somewhere I've got a pic of the two overlaid, the S3 ones give more camber, and more castor. the hubs are longer in the lower section thus correcting the roll centres, and the steering arms bolt to the underside rather than the stop so reduce bump steer as well :)
Still, new bushes and everything in your stock wishbones will be a great improvement as well!
it's not about lows dude, it's about geometry in general, changing front end geo can hugely effect the feel of the car.
How can I explain it.....
The best example I could give, is the difference when fitting a bigger RARB.
Driving an LCR with no rear ARB feels very similar to an A3 WITH a RARB if that makes sense? So fitting the wishbones to an A3 with RARB is like a similar upgrade again. Just sharpens up turn in and gives you more feel :)
depends on your ARB setup matey. You can fit S3 cast wishbones to A3 hubs, but the S3 wishbones don't have a thread for the drop link as the S3 drop links fixes to the strut.
Also, if you fit S3 hubs you need S3 track control arms also on your A3 rack, or a complete S3 steering rack.
Might as well just buy an S3 :undwech:
A pic from the parts man :) Should have these:
and the ball joints in my possession on Tuesday.. Then it's just a case of getting it all fitted and the 4 wheel alignment done, before I go :racer:
Obviously TT on the right, standard on the left.
Well, well, well:
Olop rear wiper blade.
Genuine Audi ball joints after seeing the problems Karl had. (With personalized tags I might add :rockwoot:)
TT 'jonny' wishbone bushes. These and the ball joints are being fitted along with Dave's tie bars and my KW v1's on Monday.
Major thanks to the parts man, and I am guessing you have tape by the mile as they were more then well packaged up :)
They got there quick!
Haha i like to wrap everything well. Have fun getting into them? :p
Can't wait to get the coilies fitted, and I hope that they will stiffen it all up, much like my mum hoped when you came around last night...
The wishbone bushes and ball joints are being changed because the bushes are fooked and the balljoints will have seen better days. Then 4wa and job's a goodun.
I recently had to have mine done. Ony because they where seized to buggery. About £13 a side mate so not a major one if need doing and the steering feels so much tighter.
You branching out dude?
If so, you spelt it wrong!
^what are they like?
small, hairless, essence of sheep and you were ripped off?
Ok, if I'm honest. This thread is less like a progress thread and more like an online diary, but meh, i've started it so I shall continue.
Yet another package arrived today:
Thanks to parts man again, he hasn't yet shown that he is annoyed with my constant flow of questions and requests!!
Got to change 4wa now to Wednesday, as I have some boring exhibition to do with work to attend on Tuesday :(
Boost gauge issue is also sorted, it was only boosting to 10psi because I had used a t-piece with a bung in it as a joiner. Replaced with an actual joiner and the gauge now flies around to 18 or so psi.
A proper update will take place next week, I promise.
Enjoy the wrapping again? Lol
Best in the cup form IMO Peanut butter ftw ;)
you still all set for dropping her over the weekend Chris?? No more bloody excuses please!!