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Coilovers don't fit

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by pwilliamson1991, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. pwilliamson1991
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    So I bought myself some coilovers.... and the front ones don't fit. Can anyone tell me the front strut diameter of a 2005 sportback..... the coilovers I have are 55mm and they don't fit. Business I bought them of said "Yea they'll fit". I now have the coilovers in the rear of the car and standard in the front. Complete nightmare..
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    Can you not check the circumference with a piece of string, least you'll know if they match the ones you have removed. I know mine are 55 as I fitted my coilovers this morning, all I can say is they're a Damn tight fit, try driving a wedge down the split in the hub, that's what I had to do. Good luck.

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    Cheers for the reply Kai, I done this. It appears they are 50mm.... which is great. The company I bought them off better take take them back as they told me they'd fit. They have a few scratchs on them though especially on the nuts. fingers crossed.
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    Some come with adaptors, basically goes around the bottom of the shock to make it 55, might be worth asking. I assumed when you said they didn't fit you meant they were too big, not too small. Good luck getting it sorted.

    Cheers Kai
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