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1.8TQ suspension advice

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

  1. Pontio

    Pontio Member

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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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  3. Pontio

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    any1? :-(
     
  4. Grant

    Grant Well-Known Member
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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!
     
  5. Pontio

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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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    Grant Well-Known Member
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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!
     
  7. olekvi

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    I will try koni coilovers on my TQ (if they'll ever arrive...)
     
  8. Pontio

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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.
     
  9. Could someone also explain breifly what coilover means?

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

    Ta :)
     
  10. ANDYTQ

    ANDYTQ Well-Known Member

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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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    ANDYTQ Well-Known Member

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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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