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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by audiholic ste, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. audiholic ste

    audiholic ste Member

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    Today the bounced the car up the pavement and broke the rear drivers side spring . Audi s3 8l 2000 . My question is do I have to buy a full set or can I just buy the rears and what spring should I go for apex hr ? The car has in my opinion always been stiff and I've felt every little bump in the road
     
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  3. kryton

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    If your going to upgrade you will need full set but if genuine ones just get rear pair
     
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    Bit of a mistake should have said . Today the wife bounced ....
     
  5. kryton

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    i got genuine ones off a breaker with 60k on it for 30 delivered , there are different coloured spots for different spring lvngths so make sure u gvt thv right ones .
     
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    The springs are rusty as hell . Don't think I'll find any coloured spots on them or do u mean on the new springs if I go to a breaker ?
     
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    Buy new mate, used ones will go the same way, it's a known fault. I'd be going for fresh shocks too whilst its all off.
     
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    on a car that old I will change all the shocks along with the springs possibly with an uprated one.
    if its a basic 1.6 A3 then I will just change one spring.
    don't cut corners or else it might bit back in unfavourable conditions such as the wet.
     
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    What's a good spring and shock combo . Don't want it stiff as hell and end up with a sore back . My back is bad enough through work .
     
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    Being a numb nut when it comes to cars what's the difference between springs and shocks and coilovers .
     
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    Bilstein's & Eibach Springs are decent enough. 20mm drop over standard, so not too bad.Springs & shocks are just that.Coilovers have the spring over the shock & are fitted as a single unit.Never used them as from what I've read they are generally hard as hell.
     
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    New springs and shocks then .
     
  15. Lavis89

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    i have coilovers on my car (the entry model AP coilovers) and i find them to be better all around than what the car had on as standard, but the standard suspension was 12 years old.
     

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