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Choose between 35mm or 50mm H&R. Pics?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by benbeni89, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. benbeni89
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    I have a 2008 Audi A3 S-Line TDI.
    I have 19 inch rims for it and should lower it with H&R lowering springs.


    What I'm really unsure about is whether I should go for 35mm or 50mm lowering springs.


    So I wonder if anyone here has pictures of an S-line by 19-inch wheels and H & R lowering springs?

    It would be great! :)
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    Remember the S-Line is already lower from the factory so you'll need to take off around 15mm from any quoted drop.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
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    i have some 35mm ones coming off my s3 next week done around 2000miles on them still have box and receipt if your interested some pics of mine on them if you check my pics
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    go for the 50mm
    that should lower you a nice 35mm on the s-line
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    Is the S3 originally lowered as much as the A3 S-line or more? I think the 35mm springs looks great on your S3. And here in Norway is many speed bumps so I think I would go for the 35mm.

    It would be great if someone have some pics with the 50mm too tho :)
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    I've got the 50mm and can get over speed bumps fine, even with a full car.

    However on 19s.

    [​IMG]
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    Looks nice too. Did the rims/tires rub in the fender? And what if you have full loaded car?
    Im very unsure here :/
    Come with pics if anyone have some more :)
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    No rubbing what's so ever, even with a fully loaded car going over bumps.

    However I'm on 18s maybe different for 19s.
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    [Jul 21, 2013]
    Damian can you just clarify as I'm reading conflicting information. I through by S Lines were dropped 25mm and Sports 15mm?
    Cheers.
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    No, 10mm sport, 20mm s line
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    [Jul 21, 2013]
    S Line on 50mm

    [​IMG]
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    that looks well planted:thumbsup:
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    I put 50mm H&R on mine last week, I bloody love the look and feel of it.

    Ill put some pics up tomorrow.....
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    The Sport is around 10mm and the S-Line around 15/20mm.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
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    50mm h&R sits ok no rubbing with full car but under tray scrapes speed humps
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    Iv got 19' wheels on mine too. Wondering what's better to lower it. Coilovers or just 50mm springs on my standard shocks ?
    Thanks
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    Id go for coilovers tbh but not JOM something like AP or even FK something tahts will last and not corrode
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    Okay thank you. New to the forum so it was probably a stupid question. Is yours on coilovers ?
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    i have 18 RS6 alloys on my A3 and really want to get the springs to lower the wheel arch and stop the bloody rubbin' - whats the ride like on the H&R's? is it bumpy or quite comfy?

    Tom
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    Sport springs were ****, the s line springs were even worse so i got h&r springs there much better and improved handeling aswel
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    How do you find the general ride of the car?
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    If I was to drop my SE 50mm on H&R springs would I definitely need to change shocks?
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    I need an answer to this too. I have the SE and I am in need of lowering springs but wondering whether a 50mm drop with the H&R, would the stock SE shocks be able to cope? I have the 18 inch S line alloys
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    You'll get a better ride quality if you change both, especially with them being the SE shocks.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
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    I've got the same question, i have a3 2.0tdi 2004 SE.
    What coil-overs can i go with to reduce the gap between Tyre and arch but also be able to scale speed bumps without any issues?
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    Coilovers are height adjustable so you could pretty much go for what ever kit you wanted.

    Did you have a budget in mind?

    Damian @ DPM Performance
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    Probably top out at £500...
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    Cheers, i will look into this when funds allow :)
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    If anyone has a set of SE springs and shocks to sell, please drop me a PM, I have Sport and the ride is terrible.
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    Yes JohnE I will be looking to replace my SE springs and shocks within the next couple of weeks. Please PM me
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