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Coilovers installed + S3 mirrorcaps!

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Deckedm, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. Deckedm
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    [Feb 7, 2010]
    Installed the coilovers yesterday.. front is @ its lowest at 70mm and rear is at 60mm..
    + installed the alu S3 mirrorcaps... wich completely transforms the car...
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    looking good mate are those wheels 19's
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    Looking good what coilovers did you go for?
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    Yep those are 19s.... ive ditched the Eibach sport springs with the S-line shockers... ride was very bumpy... installed the new VMaxx Extreme coilovers and the ride is good... and less bumpy than with the eibachs... Vmaxx extreme are on the hardest setting
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    Eibach Pro with Koni FSD shocks removed all the fair ground ride for me, no more bouncy castle & rides at a nice height, not to low or high & very comfortable aswell.
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    Looks great. Where did you get the S3 19's from and how much?
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    [Feb 7, 2010]
    Very Nice, cars looking Great :icon_thumright:
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    Yep - I'm liking that.

    19" S3 rims look great.

    Good work!
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    arent they s8 19"?
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    They look like replicas, the A8 ones are rare to find in oem spec. A8/S3 is the same design anyway so just one size bigger.

    The reps tend to be ET42 unlike all the others which are 45. This is just inbetween the size needed for the A8/S3 so the makers kill 2 birds with one stone by using ET42, thats why they fill the arch so well on th A3 platform.
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    Lovely looking car friend as said completly transformed :)

    nice one!
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    Looks great!
    Those wheels, are they ET42? If so, what width are they? and what size rubber have you got on there?
    Thanks
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    Like this alot, very nice, if you came down a little lower, you would kill it :wub:
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    THx guys... wheels are 8.5J all around with 215/35/19

    Coilovers are in front on the lowest setting on HARD
    Rears i first removed the adjustment ring that way the car will be lowered an extra 1.5/2.0 cm... this was a little to low.. so back in came the ring, rear is now lowered @ around 55/60mm and also on the hardest setting..

    Only thing i removed is the small screw in the middle of the front wheelarch, it rubbed a very little there.. now its removed and no more rubbing..
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    stunning mate, like that alot
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    That looks awesome, perfect height.
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    I keep thinking its just them yellow front plates, but it really isn't. You're car is :hubbahubba:
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    THankyou guys....

    so what to do next??????? any tips ? suggestions? debadge the rear? loos the rear wiper? what?
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    Is the car black or Grey?? Some shots look black and others appear to be grey.
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    Cars LAVA GREY...
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    Maybe some light tint lamin-x and a flat bottom steering wheel but apart from that nothing mate. Looks sweet.
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    Well.... time for some updates.

    One thing i always hated were small brakes behind big wheels........ so time for some serious brakes ;)
    Orginally kit from the T T RS, with Brembo 4 pots and 375mm discs... (huge discs)
    I didnt like the black oem calipers so i painted them glossy black with red Brembo decals.....
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    the calipers might look small but to be honest ..theyre quite BIG with their total length of 28.5 cms..

    I also had a pair of Brembo 6 pot monoblocks laying around from a Cayenne and theyre the big calipers (18Z instead of 17Z) these babies are some serious fckers..... and im gonna give them a complete rehaul and maybe install them instead of the 4 pots...
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    gonna install the brakes this weekend, Cayenne calipers fitting is for later on this season.

    Also had this laying around for quite some time now..

    BOSE lilluminated alu thing for the dash, and as said before its lighted and goes 100% the same as with the oem dashlights
    the BOSE loudspeakercaps are also illuminated in red.... will look quite nice with the interior.
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    Will post some pics next weekend.

    just a couple of random shots
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    The Cayenne brakes are POO. Heavy and they under perform, have 3 years of experience with them on my cousins TT, he recently sold them for Carrera GT 6 pots..
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    N8, its primarily for looks mate.... the cars gets driven like a pussy... ive had my time of serious driving in my supercharged 500+ bhp M3 and M5.... ;)
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    Thats ok then, get pics up when the brakes are on...
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    Heavy??I think your not thinking about the same brakes... I just bought this ( but dont think they are from a Cayenne, what do you think, they are from a Carrera GT2, how can I be sure? and they are less than half of the weight of the OEM S3 callipers...
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    Like the look of the bose illuminated emblem.... could you pass on some more details ?
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    The brakes in the ECS Stage 5 kit are actually Touraeg Calipers, but same as the Q7/Cayenne.

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    They are VERY HEAVY and as I said they under perform. My cousin has just switched to Carrera GT 6 pot calipers, I'm yet to test them out, but they should be much better....
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    Wasn't it Marc Quinny who did a how to on that?
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    the Cayenne 6 pots heavy????????? (Brembo monoblocks) you gotta be kidding me..... without the pads those things are LIGHT!!!!!!!!!!! ive had some serious brakes in my life, and the 6 pots monoblocks are very light..
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    The Stage 5 calipers my cousin had were heavy
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    Thats what I think, I have them and they are the lightest callipers I ever saw... as I said they are 3 times lighter than my OEM S3... so obviesly we are not talking about the same callipers...
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    Obviously....
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    love it mate! sits so well on them 19's! where did you get the coilovers from? is the ride very harsh?
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    Heya guys,

    ride is not harsh.. is very good...

    ive installed the brakes, but the master cylinder cant cope with the big fckers... so ill have to get me a better master brake cylinder.... they look ACE!

    Also picked up my new wheels for th A3.... Porsche 997 Turbos...

    pics next week when the wheels are on.. and offcourse with the new babybrakes
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    I've had no problems with my master cyclinder with my 4 pot R8 brakes, and my S3 rears, weird that!
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    Nate, ive send you an pm

    weve bled the brakes like 5 times... 3 times with the powerbleeder from the garage.. en 2 times the oldskool pump on the pedal way... still a very soft pedal when driving and i have to really press them to the max to brake good.
    did i do something wrong?
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