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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Bigphil92, May 27, 2010.

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    [May 27, 2010]
    hey guys i have a 2002 1.8t and i am getting the jamex coilovers i have 17's on the car and was wondering what the lowest i can go without any problems with the car?
    i was thinking 50mm
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    [May 28, 2010]
    I would of thought 40mm before you get rubbing etc..
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    [May 28, 2010]
    ah really?
    do you have yours lowered?
    can everyone post up their pics saying how low they have theirs please? :)
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    [May 28, 2010]
    you will have no rub on 17s at 50mm. mine before the coilovers was on 40mm springs on 17s and the wheels were no where near close to rubbing. Im on 18`s and slammed to the floor then wound up a couple of twisties! im on a mental drop cart the wife and kids and 2 subs about with no probs :)
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    [May 29, 2010]
    ah awesome cheers man :D
    50mm here we come :)
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    [May 31, 2010]
    anyone got any pics of a 50mm drop?
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    [May 31, 2010]
    Will the jamex springs affect the ride quality on a 40mm drop?
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    [May 31, 2010]
    Alpine isn't telling you the full story though..........

    whilst the tyres won't rub on the body work at 50mm, the driveshaft will DEFINITELY rub on the ARB at anything over 40mm drop.

    if you want to go more than 40mm down, you'll need a new front ARB. Adjustable drop links DON'T work contrary to popular believe
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    [Jun 1, 2010]
    is there a noticeable difference in look and handling with 40mm then?
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    In short yes mate. It will feel a lot more sturdy and gives that go kart feel around bends. It looks much better also and no longer looks like its on stilts!
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    [Jun 2, 2010]
    ah awesome :)
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    [Jun 2, 2010]
    just go 40mm mate much easier and will do wanders to your handling. how much are the jamex ones again? You thought about getting some springs and dampers?
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    [Jun 3, 2010]
    well they are only £180 :)
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