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    Springs & Shocks

    Looking into springs & shocks for future upgrade for A3 Sedan (Saloon).

    Anyone know if any springs & shocks are available for A3 8V models at the moment?

    Has anyone lowered their cars yet? If so, please share some comments.

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    H&R have 2 sets of springs ready for the saloon (sedan)
    Sports =30mm drop. Supersports =45mm drop.
    No pics, but desperate to see a saloon with Supersports fitted as I'll be fitting these on day1.

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    Drop me a PM with what you want and I'll dig out some prices for you. 8V stuff is limited at the moment but seems to be coming out now.

    I know we have some ST fixed height kits listed for the 3 door and sportback. Pricing will be similar for the Saloon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don76 View Post
    H&R have 2 sets of springs ready for the saloon (sedan)
    Sports =30mm drop. Supersports =45mm drop.
    No pics, but desperate to see a saloon with Supersports fitted as I'll be fitting these on day1.
    When you say a drop of x mm is that from standard SE spec or what the car is currently sitting at?
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    That'll be from standard mate.

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    By standard, I mean sport. SE sits higher and s-line lower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MA3RC View Post
    When you say a drop of x mm is that from standard SE spec or what the car is currently sitting at?
    I think it's from se-spec. I've got s-line suspension on mine which is already 25mm lower than se. I've got 40mm springs waiting to be fitted so will measure before and after to confirm
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    Nice one faisal - which springs you got? H&R?

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    Does the saloon run the same springs as SB/Hatch ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don76 View Post
    Does the saloon run the same springs as SB/Hatch ??
    No idea as yet. I think it will do but not seen any confirmation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don76 View Post
    Nice one faisal - which springs you got? H&R?
    I've gone with 40mm ST by KW springs. Had them fitted yesterday but not had a chance to take pics yet. The car seems to have come done a touch but I'll confirm by measuring once it's fully settled. The ride quality is no different to factory so overall, I'm happy

    I'll see if I can get some pics later
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    Looking forward to the pics. Interesting to hear the ride ain't no worse than stock too!

    What was your standard setup? S3 / S-Line / sport or SE?

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    I had the S-line suspension before. I've been out all day today and the ride quality is definitely unchanged from factory. I've not had a chance to measure the actual drop yet but it's definitely not 40mm, as expected.



    For the cost, I'm pleased with the results. Would love it a bit lower but didn't fancy getting coilovers since this is supposed to be the sensible car. Will get some spacers for the rear and take some proper pics soon
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    Looking good!!
    I like the fact it appears to have a slight rake towards the front.
    Bit of a pet hate when springs leave the rear lower than the front.

 

 

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