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A3 Rear Suspension Mounts

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by WorkInProgress, Aug 29, 2013.

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    Planning on fitting my new suspension soon and just gathering parts. Should I go for genuine Audi rear suspension mounts or are the ones available in ECP or on Ebay OK?
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    Starting to get a bit of a complex guys, no one seems to want to answer my posts....

    For the rear of my car, as well as swapping out the old dampers & springs for new Koni items, I plan on replacing the rear top mounts with Lemforder ones from AVS @ £10.38 each, part no. 3526901, any good/bad/indifferent thoughts on these?

    Was thinking of going for the Fabia VRS rear beam bushes, part no. 6Q0501541E which I'll get from my local stealers. Thoughts / alternatives?

    Going to go for Powerflex bump stops, BS2006K, these OK?

    Lastly, would the following be the bolts/nuts I need: -

    N10409903 x 2
    N10106402 x 2
    N90517302 x 2
    N10286102 x 2

    Anything I've missed?

    Someone please reply so I know I'm still welcome at ASN :p
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    Im sure someone will reply soon! I find that the S3 related questions get a far better response tbh :(
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    Thanks Pubemammal, starting to get a bit paranoid I've upset someone lol.

    I know what you mean, it can be a bit S3 centric sometimes, I'm just jealous I don't have one yet.

    Does get a bit annoying when you see some posts which, even though the topic has been covered in the stickies, still get pages of replies :(
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    Haha I know the feeling. Made a thread on the progress of my A3 and got minimal replies.

    Yes this is true but mostly the replies are slating the OP for not reading the stickies lol. I'm sure somebody will be along with some useful info (prawn, jardo, tuffty)!
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    Alright alright, calm down!

    Lemforder rear top mounts are fine, don't bother with the bump stops and you probably don't need to change the bolts.

    I can't comment on the rear beam bush because I don't know. What I do know is that it is a reasonable job which makes a big difference on most cars.
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    Just had powerflex rear beam bushes put on mine and it has tightened up the rear but it's not at all harsh. I would recommend these so far. I've also heard Leon Cupra R bushes are a good alternative.
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    As far as I can work out the Fabia VRS ones are similar to the Cupra R ones but considerably cheaper, cheaper than the Powerflex ones too. My only concern would be that the Fabia (I think) would be a bit lighter than an A3 8l, not sure if this would be an issue or not?
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    Thanks, puts my mind at rest, I'll get these ordered up :thumbup:

    And that'll save me a bit of cash too, not needing to get the bump stops or new bolts, every little helps
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