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Coilover question

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by lankysam, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. lankysam
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    [Nov 10, 2013]
    Hi all. I have a 2007 S3 and am trying to work out why 2wd coilovers are different to the 4wd ones? I think the s3's are a 55mm front strut but am happy to be corrected?

    Also I've seen 55mm coilovers for sale that only say 2wd and don't know the difference?

    Sorry if this seems like a stupid question!? Haha!

    thanks for any help

    Sam
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    The 2wd has a spring separate to the shock on the rear where as the Quattro has an all in one shock and spring on the rear like any normal front coilover
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    Really? I thought they were the same set up as the mk5 r32 I had with was a seperate spring cup on the rear bottom arm and seperate shock?
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    I'm pretty sure thats how it works, i'll be corrected if I'm wrong though. It was the case on the 8L's for definite
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    The s3 is 55mm front strut and the back have a spring and shock separate the same as the r32
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    So is there any difference from the ones advertised as 2wd and those advertised as 4wd? Maybe just spring rates? I can't see how they would fit any different or am I missing a fundamental difference? Haha.
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