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Coilover fitting

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by cclarke184, Jun 18, 2004.

  1. cclarke184
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    [Jun 18, 2004]
    I going to attempt to change my standard suspension to coilovers tomorrow. i was wondering if any of you have any horror stories about doing this or is there any special tools i need to have before i get car up on the stands.
    (aparts from spring compression clamps and a good socket set)
    Or is there any tips and advice you guys would offer before i start this job.

    Cheers

    Chris
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    Drill said:
    But if it's a Quattro, won't you need a spring compressor to get the rear springs out?

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    You need it on non quattro AND quattro as the spring and damper are not one unit.

    Rich
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    [Jun 18, 2004]
    The coilovers have arrived and the front shocks are one unit as expected and i dont think will require the compressors to fit them, but the rears as Rich says the damper and spring aren't one unit when fitted to the car.

    My car is a non Quattro.

    Chris
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