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ARB and tie bar suggestions please

The Doctor Sep 29, 2012

  1. The Doctor

    The Doctor Well-Known Member

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    Hi chaps,

    I have a set of Bilstein B8s and H&R springs waiting to be fitted, but before doing so need to source some rear adjustable tie bars and also want to adjust my ARB set-up.

    Now that S3dave is no longer able to supply his tie bars, what are people's suggestions for alternatives?

    The latest Forge items look good to me, the KW versions look less sturdy and I've seen some ebay specials that look dire!!

    Regarding ARBs, what thickness are the standard S3 front & rear bars? Meant to measure them today whilst doing the Haldex oil & filter and completely forgot! Suggestions for alternatives to get a bit more turn-in without ruining the ride?

    Cheers lads.
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2012
  2. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    Tie bar wise, I'd go for whatwver looks the chunkiest. I'm lucky enough to have daves which are extremely well made and definately strong enough.

    As for arbs, standard is 19F 14R. I advise you get an R32 rear arb (19mm) and poly bush it, and poly bush the front. The 19F 19R is A. Very cheap B. Very effective in reducing the natural understeer. And C. Doesn't sacrifice comfort.
     
  3. The Doctor

    The Doctor Well-Known Member

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    Wow, only 14mm standard on the rear? Unbelievable, almost not worth carrying the weight! Thanks mate. Might just get the R32 rear bar in that case.

    Leaning towards the Forge bars, just the price that's a bit scary... In no rush though. Will wait until next spring and then give the suspension a complete overhaul (top mounts, bushes, shocks, springs, tie bars, ARBs), ready for the 2nd 100k miles!
     
  4. jojo

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

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    Depending on how you want your car to handle Paul, you might want to consider a Golf4 V6 4Motion rear ARB, which is 16mm, if you plan to keep the front one standard 19mm.
     
  5. Westy

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    19/19 is great for every day driving and doesn't make the car too lively if you want a bit of fun. Predictable yet a hell of a lot better then 19/14.
     
  6. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    I think DPM does some nice looking adjustable bars Stave?
     
  7. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    just to add, my car simply will not understeer unless in the rain, in which case everyone drives sensibly anyway.
    i was over the moon when i fitted my arb. the car is one the positive side of neutral, no understeer, but doesnt step out either.
     
  8. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    That because your car is under powered ;)
     
  9. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    power doesnt matter in corners. faggot
     
  10. jojo

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

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    Lets settle this at ADI girls! :racer:
     
  11. Westy

    Westy Well-Known Member

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    More power through a corner will make a car brake traction. Nonce
     
  12. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    EXACTLY!

    this girl uses track rubber
     
  13. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    less than 2 weeks of prep for you pair, then it will be battle of the strongest...LOL
     
  14. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    street tyres vs track tyres
    stock map vs 300hp custom

    hmmmmm lol.

    if only we could measure apex speed
     
  15. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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    ANyway, the aim of the game is to have a laugh and meet up, lets not get into this, it's not supposed to be a race.
     
  16. superkarl

    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    correct mark.

    we'l just have a fight instead
     
  17. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

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  18. jojo

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

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    Who said anything about racing? :whistle2:
     
  19. The Doctor

    The Doctor Well-Known Member

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    Ha ha, I've logged on to A-S.net this evening, seen my thread and thought "ooh look, 17 replies now, let's see what's been suggested", and when I open it there's Westy and Superkarl pinching and pulling each other's hair! Brilliant! Can't wait for ADI even more now. Must make sure the camera's fully charged.
     
  20. DPM

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    I find the H&R ARBs provide a very well balanced feel, if you want more oversteer then the Eibachs are a good choice.

    As for tie bars the Forge ones really are top notch.

    Let me know if you need any prices or info and we'll be happy to help.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
     
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