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AP Coilovers Anyone?

L80EWY Apr 12, 2011

  1. L80EWY

    L80EWY Member

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    Has anyone got a set of AP Coilovers, Ive just bought a set from Venom off ebay..
    these ones..AP Coilovers - Audi A3 (8P) 2.0TDi/2.0TFSi (55mm Strut) on eBay (end time 09-May-11 11:39:05 BST)

    I got the backs fitted fine, but now ive come to the fronts and this is what ive been faced with
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    The mechanic has told me these are impossible to fit as the locking tag on the coilover is too far up.

    Ive emailed venom and they have said there getting onto AP about it but it doesnt seem like much is getting done. So im basically driving around with a car only lowered on the back which surely isnt legal..
     
  2. Lings

    Lings Active Member

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    So is he saying the tag fouls the bolt ? I cant see why it would matter as long as the strut slides in and you can get the bolt in ..?
     
  3. zedzo

    zedzo Member

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    something to do with drop links? or am i off topic
     
  4. j0bsy

    j0bsy New Member

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    I have these exact coilovers on my a3 and there were no issues installing them. I didn't compare them to the original setup so I never came across this issue, they just fitted. I ended up getting my mechanic to fit them as I royally f'd them up and he didn't have any issues.

    Sorry not much help other than saying they should fit
     
  5. L80EWY

    L80EWY Member

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    It's a mechanic friend who told me they won't fit. Could you check if your locking tag is actuall resting where the strut slots into for me please? He told me if you pushed the strut all the way through until
    It reached the locking tag the bottom off the strut would
    Rub on the driveshaft..
     
  6. j0bsy

    j0bsy New Member

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    I'm taking the wheel off on Saturday for a clean before edition so will check then if you haven't sorted it by then. Hope someone can help quicker
     
  7. L80EWY

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    Right cheers j0bsy
     
  8. FranA3

    FranA3 events moderator Regional Rep Gold Supporter Audi A3 Team Brill Red

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    ive got v-maxx coilies on mine and cant remmember the tag being that far up the strut but i didnt compaire them to the originals either i just fitted them
     
  9. L80EWY

    L80EWY Member

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    I had vmaxx on mine and they went on fine but the tags higher on these AP ones. I've spoke to AP now and
    They've said it doesn't matter where the locking tag is..
     
  10. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

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    Good coils Ap
     

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