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buying a a3 like see how low u can get one on coilover pics please

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by kev tdi, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. kev tdi
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    [Mar 1, 2012]
    going buy a3 1.8 t just want see how low u can get them as want wheel in arch maybe on 18s or super low on 16s
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    [Mar 1, 2012]
    This was my previous A3 on Eibach coilovers... Was wound all the way down at the back (with adjuster still in so still about 5mm to go) and had about 10-15mm further to go on the front cos wanted to protect the sump... 1.8T's are tall engines and the sumps sit very low. If you're going very low I suggest you drive very carefully as I still managed to crack my sump even with this set up!
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    Pretty sure the rims/tyres were 205/45/18

    hope this helps
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    This is when i had ARB problems, i lowered it further when i got my new ARB, i'll get you some new pics tomorrow mate.. And obviously thats ye old off road toy ;)
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    [Mar 1, 2012]
    this is mine on the standard 16" alloys.

    back is down (still haven't taken the adjusters out yet)
    front is about 3/4 way down
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    Yea, i forgot about that... I had ARB scrubbage issues to be fair but only when hammering it left, good job we go clockwise round round abouts!
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    lol, i got mine lowered but my pics wuld be useless as i havent measured it yet. and its on 18's n pretty low :rockwoot:
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    sorry not that low compared to VAG-Slag's one...

    same height, different size rims.


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    [Mar 2, 2012]
    What size are you rims then, thought you said they were 18's? . . .

    just to add... the rolling radius of 18's with 225/40/18's (which i think most have and what i had, not 205/45/18 as i previously stated) is almost i identical to the rolling radius of the standard 16' sport rims with the standard tyres (what ever size they are!?) so the tyre will be sitting in pretty much exactly the same place in the arch on both 18's and 16's
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    yea im running 225.40.r18's and ohhh you learn something new everyday
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    17's with low profile, and a 30mm drop is the best IMO
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    fit the TT arb. and your get no shaft rub :thumbsup:
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    Can get it real low with photoshop ;P

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    [Mar 3, 2012]
    As promised, some more recent pictures (winter wheels) Back springs are all the way down on adjusters, front coilovers are 40mm from their lowest setting

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