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Thread: S3 now on H&R lowering springs

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    S3 now on H&R lowering springs

    I fitted my H&R lowering springs today (supplied by GNJ motorsprt who provided an exceptional service - thanks again Graeme!!!)

    It took me approx. 3 hrs as im an amateur and needed to go for a couple of specialist tools (14mm spline drive bit and a hub/ strut spreader totalling £20).

    Anyhow, i was sceptical 20mm wouldnt be enough of a drop but it looks absolutely spot on!!! Low enough but not chavvy low! The springs are marginally stiffer but the ride when just cruising is very similar to the stock springs. Only when pushing on do you notice the springs get stiffer under hard cornering load which massively improves the dynamics of the chassis.

    Understeer is dramatically reduced and the car corners more flat with body roll vertually eliminated. Also, the springs can be fitted without tampering with any of the the adjustable geometry components so struts etc are a straight swap out and re-locate in the same position.

    The additional 20mm drop must have changed the geometry settings but im confident it tracks true and straight. ill get it checked at next oppotunity. Well impressed though and will be getting some new MTM Bimoto wheels and spacers soon!

    very very happy!
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    Good lad best get some pics up soon then.

    I'm on the verge of ordering some myself.
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    You wont regret them J6YAK stance is perfect! I'm getting the chrome windows and grill replaced with black trim now so will post pics when complete :-)

    BTW - if anyone wants any guidance on fitting themselves just PM me!

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    How you going about the removal of the chrome fella?

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    Any pics yet fella?

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    This thread is worthless without pics..
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    I just want VWracing to huury up and release their springs they've been in development for months on their Golf R safety car so they should be set up perfectly.

    Cant imagine H&R putting as much effort into the R&D for this car. Something to consider for all those wanting to lower with improved handling
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    What about the pics??

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    Pics plz

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    Cool

    Had H&R lowering springs installed today in my S3....

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    After

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    Ride quality imo is as good as before and less body roll when cornering.
    Last edited by visionthing; 4 Weeks Ago at 18:53.
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    push it hard, less understeer, backend actually goes first

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    Quote Originally Posted by visionthing View Post
    Had H&R lowering springs installed today in my S3....

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    Ride quality imo is as good as before and less body roll when cornering.
    Do you have Magnetic Ride? I heard with Magnetic Ride is about 1' up than normal shocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddie View Post
    Do you have Magnetic Ride? I heard with Magnetic Ride is about 1' up than normal shocks.
    Hi, no I don't have magnetic ride. I think it actually sits a little lower with mag ride, there are some photos here of some H&R's on a mag ride S3 Lowering springs S3
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    Quote Originally Posted by nervus View Post
    You wont regret them J6YAK stance is perfect! I'm getting the chrome windows and grill replaced with black trim now so will post pics when complete :-)

    BTW - if anyone wants any guidance on fitting themselves just PM me!
    Come on get some pics up - the Chrome window surrounds are the one thing I don't like about the new S3
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    LOL - Car has been back and forward to dealers as MMI is fecked amd keeps needing resetting, now needs a new unit and they've had it for 3 days now! I'll get some up as soon as its back! Will probably be Wednesday as im in Ireland Monday/ Tuesday!

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex C View Post
    Come on get some pics up - the Chrome window surrounds are the one thing I don't like about the new S3

 

 

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