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    Post Springs or coilovers?

    Which are best to get, i dont have a big budget, i have found fk coilovers for about 450. springs about 150. What makes etc have you guys/gals got fitted to yours? I am running 19's on my a4 (b5), rear sits ok, but front is too high. What drops can you get, or what are advised?

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    Personally I think coil overs are too over the top for road use. If your doing track days often then coil overs are not a bad idea.

    One of the best set ups you can get for fast road use, is Bilstien Dampers and Eibach Springs, this set up offers a good balance between excellent handling and steering responce without being too harsh.

    Cost wise, you would be looking in the region of £450-£500 for the dampers depending on where you get them from and about £140 for the springs.

    This would normally see about a 25mm drop. I have used this set up on my last few cars and my A3 will be done like this at some point this year.

    Hope this helps.
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    Gotta be coilovers i was on standard shocks and springs and it was rubbish. Ride was really bouncy and it still cornered like a boat. Now it's firm but still comfortable and out handles pretty much anything i've come across so far.
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    What coilovers have you got mate?

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    I have KW V3's (Three way adjustable coilovers) on 18's.
    It is like a go cart! still playing with some of the settings to get the understeer/oversteer balance and rebound right. not cheap, they are stainless, bullet proof and done in combination with full poly bushing front and back

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    hello dude,
    dont wait your money on springs alone, either get a spring shock set or better yet a coil over kit (adjustable) get a good brand tho,

    your standard shocks arent designed to be used at a lowered level, they'll knacker out qiuckly unless you've got s4 shocks,

    trust me you'll be paying out twice on a lowering kit,

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    coilovers, got H&R + B8 dampers on mine and its not as good as FK coilovers on my other car. Matched spring and damper everytime.

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    The KW's sound great, thinking about getting variant 1 as not sure I want to fiddle too much.

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    H&R Springs & Bilstein Dampers IMO

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