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1.8T Sport, just had suspension upgraded...

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Pete69zx, Aug 22, 2006.

  1. Pete69zx

    Pete69zx Guest

    Just got my car back from a local Audi specialist based locally.

    I asked him to fit a full set of Powerflex bushes (all bushes front & rear), a Powerflex dogbone engine mount, an alloy strut brace & some FK (Koni) fully sdjustable coilover kit.

    I have only driven the car back from his workshop to my house, so have not had chance to get a good feel for it (i only use the car @ weekends). On first impressions i think it seems to sit a bit lower than it did before (OE shocks & spax lowering springs, fitted already when i got the car), the car seems a little firmer (i asked him to set it all up as that initially).

    I think the front needs to be stiffer, because when cornering, & on a delcine im sure the tyre fouls the wing.

    Does anyone run the same setup as i do on an '98 A3 1.8 T Sport?

    What settings do you find best?

    I know its all about personal preference, just wanted to know others views

    Cheers, Pete.

    Think it might be time to go for a little drive round some bendy b roads:whistle2:
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  3. Pete69zx

    Pete69zx Guest

    Well, went out for a bit of a hoot earlier & came across an E46 BMW M3 cabby.

    I tortured him on the roundabouts & was all over him on acceleration. I think i gave him a suprise (aswell as myself). Obviously i was no match for sheer engine capacity that the beemer boasted.

    It was a very enjoyable experience overall :)

    Incidentally, prior to seeing the M3, i had changed the front shocker settings to maximum stiffness.

    I personally think the car would be even better if it was firmer still.

    I really can feel the difference that the powerflex bushes make.

    Overall, i would say it was a worthwhile upgrade considering the car has more than standard power.

    Will post a few piccies as soon as i sort a pic hosting account out.

    Cheers, Pete.
  4. mintie

    mintie Member

    Jun 26, 2006
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    see we dont always have to have a BMW to have fun,the old gits AUDI still preforms well agaianst its german brother

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