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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Lcrboy, Oct 24, 2013.

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    [Oct 24, 2013]
    Hi

    i have a a3 2010 sline sportsback, I'm goin to be purchasing a set of coils
    can anyone recommend a good brand, I'm not wanting to pay a fortune. Been looking at fk but what ones??
    help
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    AP does some for like £400 which are a good mid brand apparently.
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    buys expensive car, cheaps out on suspension upgrade. WHYYYYY?!?!?!
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    I have ap gx (adjustable height and damping)cost 600odd to fit this weekend. Altho they got just height adjust for 400-500. Looking into it there good mid range. Fk and bilstens are premium ones at around 1000-1600. Check some of the sponsor supliers and search **** out of them see whst suits your budget you got other brands that are just about 200-400 like joms. But ppl mainly advice against cheap ones because of some issues like creaking, bouncing about and build quality. You will find lots of info on them if you search about them all as I done.
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    [Oct 24, 2013]
    You chomping at the bit yet?
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    [Oct 24, 2013]
    cnt wait for my JOM's to arrive :p
    lol...

    JJ
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    yeh man cant wait haha!
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    [Oct 25, 2013]
    Thanks guys, I'm chomping at the bit now......
    its looking like the ap's
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    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    [Oct 25, 2013]
    Not being funny but do a search. There's loads of recent threads on this subject.
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    personally why not wait and get Bilstein PSS's B14's they are absolutely great thats what im running on the A3 pricey but really good

    i would also suggest you change the top mount bushes and bearings while you have them out and check all the bushes are fine, and an anti lift kit would really transform the ride.
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    The AP kit is a good choice for everyday road use and very well prices, the V-Maxx is also becoming more and more popular as well.

    All depends what you want to spend really but if I can be any help please let me know.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
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    Damian, hows my order doing for the spacers and JOM's?, i know its only been a week but im excited to get the stuff on! :D

    JJ.
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    [Oct 26, 2013]
    without starting another thread will coilovers fit an 06 S3 if they are 55mm struts? Is that the only difference in them? cheers.
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    Think its to do with the weight load as s3 is heavier? Personally I wouldnt chance it
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    Coilovers and the FK 13mm spacers are ready for dispatch, just waiting for confirmation on what you'd like to do on the 10mm spacers.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
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    [Oct 28, 2013]
    Great, iv emailed you!
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