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Colilovers Vs Performance shocks and springs for road use

staitesidestory Aug 31, 2011

  1. staitesidestory

    staitesidestory Member

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    Hi,

    Just got off the phone to my local AMD dealer and they are saying that for road use they would reccomend a performace shock and spring kit over coilovers. I'm not that bothered about the ride height being stupidy low I just want it to handle well and not knock out my teeth down country roads. Just wanted to hear your opinons on what I should go for and why.

    Cheers

    James
     
  2. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

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    Coilovers are perfect for road use, whether your driving your nan to the shops are caning it round roundabouts.
     
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  3. Ash B

    Ash B Well-Known Member

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    Have a quick search there a big thread about this from only a few weeks ago :thumbsup:
     
  4. DPM

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    If your more bothered about comfort then I'd agree and say go for a good quality springs and shocks kit.

    Give me a shout if I can be any help.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
     
  5. Lings

    Lings Active Member

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    And if you want buy shocks a d springs and your nothappy how it sits after.Your stuck with it that way ;)
    good quality coils you want ...
     
  6. S3Alex

    S3Alex Rarely neutral Team Ibis TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi S3 DSG

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    Depends on what you want...if you want something to fit and forget,then a shock and spring kit may be fine,but if you want to tailor the ride to what you want,then a good coilover kit is what you want,but it will cost more,and need more setting up.

    The ride quality doesnt need to be harsh either.
     
  7. wez3570

    wez3570 Member

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    I got the V Maxx plus from DPM, height and damping adjustable, tried them hard and soft, low and high, it's well worth being able to set

    them up exactly how u want. I :wub: mine!

    Amazing service from Damien @ DPM too.
     
  8. Sock

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    I got Vmaxx coilovers too but only went with the hight adjustable ones.

    Ride is spot on and still might make a few adjustments to the ride hight but to me that's part of the fun
     
  9. N8

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    Wez did Ben @ Shark fit yours?
     
  10. wez3570

    wez3570 Member

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    The JOM's yes,

    Got the V Maxx fitted at an alignment centre.
     
  11. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

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    Ah he mentioned your name the other day.
     
  12. wez3570

    wez3570 Member

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    All good I hope lol

    Need to speak to him actually, was hoping he might be able to help me with something.

    It's a good set up he's got there, professional and friendly, I've recommended him to a few m8's.

    Shame he doesn't do a remap for mine, I've heard the 3.2 drives better post remap although not much quicker.
     
  13. N8

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    There is a map available for the 3.2 V6, not as much gains as a turbo, but the car will drive alot better. If you pay before saturday, there is £150 off maps at the moment.
     
  14. Sock

    Sock Shark in a Goldfishes clothing

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    Lol N8's really going for it with the sales :)
     
  15. N8

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    Just giving advice Dave :wub:
     
  16. wez3570

    wez3570 Member

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    Ahh couldn't find it when I looked on the website a while ago.

    Spent a fortune this week already AND going for an alignment tmoz:blahblah1:

    PM me a price including discount anyway if u don't mind N8

    Sorry OP for highjacking ur thread:keule:
     
  17. FranA3

    FranA3 FMDETAILING Site Sponsor Regional Rep Gold Supporter Team Brill Red Audi A3

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    used to have springs and shocks on me old escort rs sharply changed to coilies , ive got v-maxx's on mine love em coilovers all the way , ps speak to n8 for some he does a cracking deal ;)
     
  18. FranA3

    FranA3 FMDETAILING Site Sponsor Regional Rep Gold Supporter Team Brill Red Audi A3

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    n8 the sales man lol
     
  19. Sock

    Sock Shark in a Goldfishes clothing

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    Fran the salesmans salesman :) lol
     
  20. FranA3

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    hahaha :)
     
  21. TimG

    TimG Active Member

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    This. Quite a long discussion if I recall.
     
  22. N8

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    Will PM you fella.
     
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