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AP coilovers vs H&R 50mm springs - pics & review

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by smurfworth, Aug 29, 2013.

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    Considering i struggled to find pics when i was looking for both setups heres a few

    H&R:

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    Very comfortable and handle very well for just a set of springs
    Become bouncy after a while due to standard dampers not being adequate which becomes annoying
    Go low enough to scrape the undertray
    Wasn't low enough for my liking, i prefer a tight gap oooooerrrrrr missus

    AP coilovers:

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    Harder than H&R springs but somehow comfier
    Dont bounce half as much as H&R springs did
    Go low enough for my liking even though they are wound all the way down, possibly has a little more to settle still though as these were fitted 5 days before these pictures



    Definitely should have ordered the AP coilovers instead of the springs but i was afraid of coilovers due to ruining my last car with JOM coilovers, they are awful.

    Definitely recommend the AP's, my advice would be don't be cheap on suspension like i did with my last car on JOM's, buy decent gear and you'll be happy, i certainly am with these AP's.
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    I prefer the 50mm lower looks smart, mines like a 4x4 compared lol
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    Haha yea, thats based on the 8L platform, which you cant get as low as the 8P because theres too much stuff that hangs off the bottom, been there done that lol

    The 8P can go stupidly low before you start scraping stuff.

    Mind you, i dont have an undertray anymore which probably helps
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    Ahh right all new to the 8P was wondering if and how much i can lower by 50mm seems good, not after springs at the mo, too many other things i need lol
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    [Feb 26, 2014]
    I have got the H&R Kit on mine too, I love the difference it made over stock but for me its still not low enough and doesn't feel as nailed down as I would like it too.. I will fit the Poly Bush kit and hope it feels better if not I will be getting AP's too! Attached some pics of how it looks on the H&R's now..

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