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Audi S3 coilover discussion.

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Roberto Cristino, Feb 23, 2014.

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    [Feb 23, 2014]
    Hi everyone.

    I've been reading some threads here and searching the web about this.

    I'm thinking about getting the Bilstein B16 PSS9 kit for my S3 8L , love the brand because of his competition pedigree and Nürburgring testing , but it appears there are some issues with the rear springs.
    When installed they stay fully compressed and the coils rub and began to rust. It appears to be a design flaw. :uhm: :think:

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    Installed properly (no problems here) :yes:

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    "barrel" design :beerchug:

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    Fully compressed and rusty. :crying: :no:

    As far as i know a lot of costumers reported this and Bilstein made a version 2 of the springs.

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    Version 2 (look a lot better) :thumbsup:

    Searching the web you can see pictures of the kit with either springs

    Other brand that i'm considering is K&W.

    I ask all S3 8L / TT MK1 that have this kit or others (K&W , H&R , Koni , etc) , to give your feedback and experiences so we can desmistify this subject and help me and future tuners to "give their babies" nothing but the best. :kissmyrings:

    Cheers and drive safe.:friends:
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    [Feb 23, 2014]
    Ill be going with meister r with my s3 bit pricey at £699 but have them on my celica and cant fault them :)
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