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1.8TQ suspension advice

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Pontio, Mar 14, 2005.

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    Hello there everybody. I have reached the stage were i am now going to get a lowered/stiffened suspension for my car. Should i go for fully adjustable or a fixed drop and damping? there are the obvious advantages but i'd only leave it in one setting for the rest of its life anyway.. I dont only want the drop for looks but for handling also.
    I have 225/40/18 rubber on my car on ET 35 so how low can i go without problems?
    I am considering uprating my rear anti roll bar too, any recommendations?
    Sorry for the long and boring post, all help appreciated.
    Thanks in advance
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    any1? :-(
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    A well proven successful suspension set up is:

    Bilstein or Koni shocks
    Eibach or H&R springs

    Neuspeed front and rear anti-roll bars or VW Golf 4Motion rear anti-roll bar


    All depends how much you have to spend. If money is no object and you want a great setup, go for the Neuspeed front and rear ARBs, Bilstein shocks and EIbach or H&R springs. That setup along with some negative camber will have you wondering why you didn't do it sooner!
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    i know the front anti roll bar is a pain to do and im not all that bothered about it, i'd like to change the rear though.
    Why different makes for shocks and different for springs? i was looking at a bilstein kit to be honest..
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    I have Bilstein shocks and Eibach springs.

    Most people go for Bilstein's. Choice of spring is down to personal choice. Either way, you won't be disappointed!
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    I will try koni coilovers on my TQ (if they'll ever arrive...)
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    are they fully adjustable or just stiffness? how much of a drop have you had and on what size rubber?
    Sorry for all the questions but all help is appreciated.
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    Could someone also explain breifly what coilover means?

    Has anyone fitted a nylon bush kit (to tighten things up that last bit)?

    Ta :)
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    Avo have a reputation for going wrong ,a mate with a g60 golf has had about 4 sets under warrenty,buy cheap buy twice! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gifAndy
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    How much are we talking for springs and dampers fitted? On a "money definitely is an object" basis....?
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    For bilstein shocks £450 ,h&r springs £130 plus fitting so not cheap ,but these are the ones that the s3 guys seem to recommend as having the best ride/handling ,as i said if you buy cheap you end up buying twice i speak from experience. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gifAndy
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