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Coilovers?

Bigphil92 May 27, 2010

  1. Bigphil92

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    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
     
  2. Bigphil92

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    anyone?
     
  3. Gops

    Gops Badger 5 Edition VCDS Map User Gold Supporter Audi S3

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    I would of thought 40mm before you get rubbing etc..
     
  4. Bigphil92

    Bigphil92 Member

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    ah really?
    do you have yours lowered?
    can everyone post up their pics saying how low they have theirs please? :)
     
  5. Gops

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  6. ALPINE

    ALPINE Yes its diesel, now cry u lost

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    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 :)
     
  7. Bigphil92

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    ah awesome cheers man :D
    50mm here we come :)
     
  8. Bigphil92

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    anyone got any pics of a 50mm drop?
     
  9. Neesh

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    Will the jamex springs affect the ride quality on a 40mm drop?
     
  10. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    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
     
  11. Bigphil92

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    is there a noticeable difference in look and handling with 40mm then?
     
  12. DaveA3

    DaveA3 Audi A-Trizzle!

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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!
     
  13. Bigphil92

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    ah awesome :)
     
  14. emery1990

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    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?
     
  15. Bigphil92

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    well they are only £180 :)
     

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