1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Another 'coilovers fitted' thread.. Except it still looks pants! :)

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Dec, May 18, 2010.

  1. Dec
    Offline

    Dec Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2009
    Messages:
    319
    Likes Received:
    30
    [May 18, 2010]
    Soo, reason it still looks pants is because it is the first mod I have actually done on the car over standard. I just thought I would chuck some pics up anyway though, as it is a start at least :)

    Before:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    During.. lol

    [​IMG]

    After:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Fronts are about halfway down, and the rears have 1 - 1.5cm left to go. I need this car to drive nicely and last with the miles I do, so dont want stupid low, went for driveability/comfort mostly. Got rid of the majority of the arch gap even though it still looks quite a lot in the pics. Overall I'm happy :)

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    please don't laugh :(
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Sep 30, 2014]

  3. JD09
    Offline

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Messages:
    3,080
    Likes Received:
    35
    [May 18, 2010]
    Looks just fine!

    However, if you wanted driver comfort, I would have gone for uprated shocks and springs rather than (can be) hard coilovers.
    #2
  4. Dec
    Offline

    Dec Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2009
    Messages:
    319
    Likes Received:
    30
    [May 18, 2010]
    Thanks dude!

    Ah I don't think I would go for shocks and springs again. Had them on a mk2 golf which was my first car a couple of years ago, then I changed my mind and wanted to slam it. Then my mk3 in my sig was down about 100-110 mm and the ride was better plus I could adjust them to how I like :)

    I'm happy with the comfort of these at the moment, plus I haven't decided if I will get 18" or 19" wheels yet, or offsets etc, so will be easier for me to adjust how the car looks in the long run :)
    #3
  5. smudge_don
    Offline

    smudge_don Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2008
    Messages:
    2,945
    Likes Received:
    8
    [May 18, 2010]
    What coilovers did you go for buddy?

    I found my Weitec's to be comfier than my S-Line suspension!

    Ye okay it's a little bouncier than before, but the rebound when you hit a pothole isn't like crashing into the back of a bus anymore :)

    Looks good, but needs slamming :yes:
    #4
  6. SAiLO
    Offline

    SAiLO Enthusiast VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    May 7, 2009
    Messages:
    938
    Likes Received:
    33
    [May 18, 2010]
    Looks good, but needs 18s.
    #5
  7. smudge_don
    Offline

    smudge_don Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2008
    Messages:
    2,945
    Likes Received:
    8
    [May 18, 2010]
    Don't be stupid :asskicking:

    19's are needed
    #6
  8. SAiLO
    Offline

    SAiLO Enthusiast VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    May 7, 2009
    Messages:
    938
    Likes Received:
    33
    [May 18, 2010]
    Sorry, it was a typo! :laugh:
    #7
  9. N8
    Offline

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2007
    Messages:
    17,161
    Likes Received:
    688
    [May 18, 2010]
    Well done dude.
    #8
  10. leach76
    Offline

    leach76 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2009
    Messages:
    305
    Likes Received:
    3
    [May 18, 2010]
    I think it looks ok mate,but i would say that mines on standard s-line set up thats why i have the back brace
    #9
  11. Sarah's A3
    Offline

    Sarah's A3 MODERATOR V6 S3 Hybrid Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2010
    Messages:
    5,920
    Likes Received:
    28
    [May 18, 2010]
    Looks good! No bad words here!

    In your sig pic, is that Tabs red golf???
    #10

Share This Page