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Coilovers fitted!

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by bhavin1986, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. bhavin1986
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    Hi all,

    I ordered the JOM coilies last week (Cheers to Damian from DPM), and spent yesterday fitting them with the help of my cousin. The rears are unbelievable easy to fit. The fronts were a bit more of a pain in the arse. Mainly due to our lack of sense, we didn't fit the bearing beneath the top mount causing the entire strut to pop out from the bonnet fixing! Luckily the bonnet was open so no damage was caused. This was soon sorted though and once done was well worth the effort. Rears took an hour and the fronts well....took a bit longer! :wacko:

    I've wound the threads on the back all the way down and on the front I've lowered it 50mm. I haven't had any issues with the ARB rubbing against the drive-shaft as I was anticipating so let's hope it stays that way! The ride is spot on, not too firm over uneven ground but sturdy around the twistys.

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    Thinking of getting the facelift rears light casings in a couple of weeks and possibly de-badging the rear?

    Bhav
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    [Aug 23, 2010]
    Car looks really nice
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    [Aug 23, 2010]
    Looking good Bhav, you taken those snaps at Fosse Park
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    Smart. Wheels look fantastic with the black paintwork. Nice job.
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    Cheers mate, nah these were taken at Hamilton Tesco and Thurmaston Industrial Estate, close to me. You from Leics too then? I haven't ever seen your car on the road if you are!
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    No, i come down to Leics quite a bit to visit family:) Could do with having a mini meet sometime
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    [Aug 23, 2010]
    Sits really well.Rims look great too.Where did you pick them up from fella?

    Andy
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    looks spot on mate! gotta get mine slammed soon
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    [Aug 23, 2010]
    looks very nice
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    mint!!!
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    [Aug 23, 2010]
    Looking good mate, but you do know in the first pic......YOU CANT PARK THERE!!! lol

    Nah, mate on a serious note, im loving it, looks very nice, as mentioned to you previously, just change the rears to facelifts and will be bang on :)

    Will have to get together with you sometime soon mate, otherwise why dont you see if you can pop down to Cov one Wednesday night mate.
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    hah, I was waiting for someone to say that! Well im gonna be at Edition38 in a couple weeks, may see you there pal.
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    [Aug 24, 2010]
    looks great bhavin! much better :D
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    [Aug 24, 2010]
    looks LUSH DUDE WITH A CAPITAL 'L' HAHA real smart mate.. done a gd job..
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    Looks amazing!

    Damian @ DPM Performance
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    [Aug 24, 2010]
    That looks the nuts!

    Did you manage to get any spacers on the rears too?

    Gaz
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    Looks really nice, are those just the cheap JOM's from DPM (just shy of £200)? Been looking at those for a while and think I will just need to stop looking around and just get them so Damian ill be coming your way soon
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    that looks sweet think we need a Leicester meet as im not for away in Oadby. Where did you get that sticker from want one!
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    here ya go mate...

    Down and Out Audi A3
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    cool thanks!
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    £165 all in at the moment with the last set left in stock. Once they've gone it'll be start to mid September before we get more in.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
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    I didn't fit spacers on the rears in the end Gaz. May do that in the future. I'm happy with the fronts as they are.

    And yes these are the the JOMs from DPM. Would recommend on the short time they have been on. Plenty of guys have been running these for a while now with no issues, and there's a two yr warranty. Also cannot fault DPM's service. Arrived pronto as stated.

    Damn, I bought my sticker from empire graphics based in the US. Paid double that! Oh well...

    We should deffo sort out a local meet soon!
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    Awesome, well I placed the order today so hopefully I have snagged up the last set.
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