Jul 21, 2010
Can anyone recommend Apex suspension kits for A3 1.8T, anyone had experience of them?
only had experience of apex on a clio. it wasnt bad but didnt do a lot of miles in it
i put a gmax -40mm kit on my mk4 lastnight. bloody amazed with it. its low and the ride feels oe
Yep Iv heard gmax are excellent for the price, something to consider I think. Iv been offered Apex 35mm drop for £360 fitted.
i got a spax 40mm kit off ebay for £105 and fitted myself and its amazing mate and i aint a machanic.
finally got the gmax set on the mk4 golf. ive had it on mk3 and mk2 (and various fords..) and have always been over the moon with it, but this is the first time on a 1J platform car
apart from -40mm being actually nearer to -80mm so ive had to shorten my drop links etc
the ride is markedly better than before (it was on 145k mile old suspension, but even that wasnt in bad condition at all, only had its mot etc the other week)
the ride quality feels like an oem car but down a b road its really well controlled, as usual with these cars you really dont expect to be going as fast as you are until you see the speedo.
its very low though. cant get your hand in the gap between the top of the front tyre and arch
rear is a touch higher though, so i might have to bring that down myself
£250 very well spent
Iv still not decided on a suspension kit (02 A3 1.8 T) but leaning towards Bilstein B4 Sport Dampers / Shock Absorber Kit from dpm, can anyone recommend a set of springs to complement the B4s. This is my wifes car so dont want her complaining that its "Too Hard", err, well you know what I mean, lol.
The EIbach Pro's are a very good option for the B4's.
Damian @ DPM Performance
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