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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by pdargan22, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. pdargan22

    pdargan22 New Member

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    Hey guys, just a quick and maybe simple question? how do i find out the strut diameter on my car? Its an 04 A3 8P 1.6

    Paul
     
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  3. V6Pete

    V6Pete Now running on Bentley's y'all

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    If I was a gambling man I'd say 50mm.

    Easiest way to find out is to measure it! It's the base of the strut where it fits into the hub.
     
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    You goin coils? I think its 50mm, and the 2.0TDIs are 55mm
     
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    yeah going for coils, i would say 50 myself but just wanting to make sure
     
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    What coils?
     
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    I was thinking v-maxx coils, im relatively new to all this, so any advice is appreciated! :)
     
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    Pete is running V-Maxx and rates them highly, AP coils are meant to be very good and cheap, others use FK and Weitec all come in under £500.
     
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    V6Pete Now running on Bentley's y'all

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    I do indeed rate them, handles well, ride is great and they'll drop lower than most others too. Win win win!
     
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    haha thanks pete, think thats decided then!! i have some 18x8 LMs bought also, what size of tyre would you guys recommend?
     
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    215/35/18, and a big slam
     
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    V6Pete Now running on Bentley's y'all

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    N8 loves his skinny tyres. I'd go with 225/40/18 and a big slam!
     
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    Haha the two sizes I was thinking, will I be able to lower it as much tho with 225 40?
     
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    If the wheels are ET45+ then you shouldn't have a problem. Any lower and it might rub a bit.
     
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    Christer Engage the beige!

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    Is the 2005 modell 2.0TDI 55mm as well?
     
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    Thats because N8 doesn't love rubbing.......rubbing =

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    Christer Engage the beige!

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    Yes it does! :p
     

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