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Anti roll bars which ones?

sp84 Dec 8, 2010

  1. sp84

    sp84 Member

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    Hiya I need new front and rear anti roll bars for my 2000 s3 and I wanted to no which ones are the best 1s to go for. The car has been lowered 60/40 thanks.
     
  2. Dane

    Dane Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4

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  3. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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    ive got Neuspeed, 22mm up front and 19mm at the back, it has significantly reduced the understeer
     
  4. mk1chopper

    mk1chopper Missing the S3

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    Whats your budget like? The R32 arb's are a very good cheaper alternative to the neuspeed setup.
     
  5. sp84

    sp84 Member

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    Budget is around £200 to £300 for both roll bars
     
  6. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona quattro Audi S3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    this along with the Bilsteins and H&R springs handles very nicely indeedy.
     
  7. sp84

    sp84 Member

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    I've got ap racing shocks and springs
     
  8. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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    indeedy it does
     
  9. DPM

    DPM Site Sponsor Site Sponsor

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  10. IOM-S3

    IOM-S3 Member

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    i have bought a 23 mm r32 roll bar with some standard bushes, getting the rear one also to go with my bilsteins and H&Rs, hopefully it will get rid of the horrible understeer
     
  11. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    i have eibach ones and i love em. i have an A3 though
     
  12. IGI

    IGI Member

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    R32 arbs :) on my S3 ....cheap mod. Eibachs may be too stiff
     
  13. DPM

    DPM Site Sponsor Site Sponsor

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    Personally I don't think the R32 bars make enough difference.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
     
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  14. danger S3

    danger S3 Member

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    sorry to be stupid but what's wrong with the oem ones?

    what benefit do you get from upgrading?
     
  15. Speedy Steve

    Speedy Steve Active Member

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    I have the H&R set on mine and love it!
     
  16. Dane

    Dane Had an 8L S3, a B5 RS4 now I have a B8 S4

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    You mean you did, the remnants are all over the front of Bills place neatly arranged around the speed bump. :laugh:
     
  17. Speedy Steve

    Speedy Steve Active Member

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    haha no that wasnt the ARB's just the bumper and sump
     
  18. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona quattro Audi S3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    OEM ones out the box are a bit soft, upgraded ones are generally bigger, so stiffer, making the car corner more flatley.
     
  19. JD09

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

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    What's the circa price for fitting front and rear ARBs guys?
     
  20. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    and, how difficult to do it yourself?
     
  21. Speedy Steve

    Speedy Steve Active Member

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    Front one was a bit of a nightmare had to drop the subframe rear was a breeze did it in half a day though on the road
     
  22. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

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    I fitted The R32 arb`s , rear first then front a few months later and they make a hell of a difference over the std ARB. The rear is the most noticable.
     
  23. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    19mm front and 16mm rear, i like tobe different :).
     
  24. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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    back will take 5 mins. front will take about an hour
     
  25. thegoal007

    thegoal007 Another S3 owner....

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    So....it will compromise the overall quality ? A step worse than putting 18" instead of the standard 17!
     
  26. The Stig

    The Stig Member

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    What are the best ARB's for a S3 on oem suspenstion?
     
  27. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona quattro Audi S3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Are you talking about ride quality here? ARBs don't effect ride quality as such when going in a straight line, they simply reduce body roll when leaning into corners, but you need half decent/uprated shock absorbers to make the most of bigger ones, as they are obviously stiffer and give more work for your suspension to do, should you hit some bumps mid corner.
     
  28. BuuBBa

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    Will the ARB's from Mk4 golf TDI 4motion (6spd) fit to S3?
    Found out that those have same diameter than R32 bars (23/19mm).
     
  29. scotty_24

    scotty_24 Active Member

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    I have the eibach bars on my s3, difference is amazing!
     
  30. Logic_Dan87

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    anyone eles got eibach bars on there s3 ?, how would you rate them.. ?
     
  31. Gops

    Gops Badger 5 Edition VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    Neuspeeds with billies and h&r's here! Handles wicked!
     
  32. Jimgrim77

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    H&R roll bars here. Massive difference over standard.
     
  33. TDIQ

    TDIQ 8L > 8P > 8V

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    Think you'd better re-check because I'm sure the rear (if not front aswell) is the same as the S3 bars.
     
  34. chazza55

    chazza55 got an S3 8L: living the dream

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    i notice everyone talking about using H&R springs with the billys........when i was researching everyone was saying eibach prok kit springs were best..............can anyone comment?

    I used the eibachs and to be brutally honest they seem softer than oem. i know they are meant to be progressive but i feel like i am in a jelly car sometimes!................does this sound like other people's experience at all?

    are the eibach better / worse than H&R for the springs?

    (s3 btw).
     
  35. S3Zek

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    which out or the two do you think gives the best balance to an s3, H&R 25mm/21mm or Eibach 26mm/24mm
     
  36. Jimgrim77

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    Both will improve current set up.

    Not many, if anyone, will have tried both on their actual cars and few will have experienced both of your choices on other vehicles under the stresses of, shall we say, enthusiastic driving which is where you'd really notice real body roll and the benefits of either.

    Essentially, I was in a similar situation and I wanted to just correct the understeer as best i could and taking the advice from various forums and agencies, felt that the H&R's gave the car the best balance. On the car, they feel great and I don't regret them...and that's my point as both of your options will be a great improvement and whichever you choose is likely to be something you will be recommended soon. It's a case of you say tomatoes...i say tomatoes.

    Hope this helps
     

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