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coilovers fitted with pics...

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by steve bain, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. steve bain

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    morning all. Thought you may like to see some pics.

    easy job to do with no major issues, sun was shining. good days work i say....

    i think it is lowered 50-60mm ish as it had the sport suspension before which i believe is 10mm lowered and i definately put it down another 40-50mm. the rear was wound all the way down. who knows?! anyways, no rubbing on the arb so maybe i'm lucky and someone has upgraded it in the past to one with a bigger loop?...

    10mm spacers for rear still in post somewhere! typical!

    fitting the coilovers has highlighted just how shot the wishbone bushes are but they didn't arrive till today so thats a job for next weekend!

    I get the impression my car is not everyones cup of tea due to the lack of feedback in the past! thats cool, but i hope you think lowering it helps a bit....

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  3. Ginge

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    Unique FTW !! If the front bumper matched I think I might just love it :ninja:
     
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    Nice work but start saving for sumps LOL...

    Actually... I remember a mate of mine saying there are some spacers available that fit under the engine mounts to lift the whole engine etc up giving more clearance for the sump... can't remember the exact details but they are popular with the VW boys as they go bonkers on lowering their cars...

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  5. steve bain

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    my other car has an inch clearance at the sump so i am used to driving low cars, its all about avoidance! tbh this is actually a lot higher as it seems uneffected by speed bumps so should not be too much of an issue. I am slowly turning my practical daily into something which isn't!

    I sorted some quotes for the bumper but it is just a bit too much at the moment as i wanted to get all the other little bits sorted at the same time. So i will wait till summer comes round and do it myself (i have experience! but it will have to be outside unfortunately). only got the coilies as they were brand new for £100!
     
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    Looking good, i seem to be ok with the sump, just aware thats all, raised iron works sends shivers down my back though
     
  7. steve bain

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    I love it, bit of a rat look with the mismatched bumper and no grill.

    I'd get some pressed licence plates from dubmeister and put the rear audi badge back on.
     
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    Car looks nice mate I remember seeing another post about your front bumper I think about 2 months ago and your car now looks so much better I like your wheels too great job!!!
     
  10. jojo

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    Looks 10x better lowered mate, not everyone's cup of tea like you say, but I quite like it!
     
  11. steve bain

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    cheers guys. Its a slow work in progress as i am not really meant to be spending money on it! its supposed to be my run around. in the blood i guess :)
    have these on my other car. will get some next month when funds allow. £25 posted off ebay :) make a massive difference!
    I took the rear badge off. I like smooth, will be losing rear wiper and gloss black the roof and bonnet with wrap soon once it warms up a touch. need to find an s3 grill too....
    tbh have to do general maintenance and insurance before i do anything else!

    thing is it is a high mileage and has no history so not much point in spending a bomb making it perfect, may as well make it a bit of fun really.

    old wheels and not lowered....grim.

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  12. steve bain

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    I would raise it 5mm temporarily, I've read storied in the past where the drive shaft have snapped in two from rubbing against the ARB over time.
     
  15. Lemon S3

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    Looks a lot better now it's lower, will look even better after you get the bumper sprayed.

    Who's scirocco is that in the back ground?
     
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    I think the added bits (front bumper, skirts and rear bumper) make it look lower than it is. Best way to avoid rubbing is to fit a Whiteline ARB which goes underneath the driveshaft as opposed to looping over it which will eradicate the issue entirely.

    Or you can do like me and just get rid of the ARB altogether...(not recommending this in any way)
     
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    That's my scirocco storm mate. It's my money pit. It has everything and I love it. Owned it for 11 years now.
     

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