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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by robby, Apr 11, 2010.

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    Well this week i've fitted a LCR front splitter and a set of 18" BBS CH reps so i thought i'd post some pics - and yes the next mod is Eibach springs :yes:

    I've just painted the plastic wheel bolt covers black which weren't fitted when taking pics


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    very nice m8, i have the same wheels etc same colour car, bbs siut the a3 so well

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    Cheers cal - still not 100% on the wheels as i think they'd suit a darker colour car? i was going to get either RS4 or the new RS6 reps but they all looked too shiney as well
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    looks lovely rob :thumbsup: can i be cheeky again and ask where you got your bbs reps from i have been lookin at these also but most sets i have seen the centrcaps are plain, was the splitter hard to fit ?

    cheers
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    looks good mate.

    Will be a LOT better when you get the springs on. You gone for pro or street eibachs?
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    Hey Gary
    I bought the wheels from Sorted alloys in Barnsley, he sells a lot of wheels on ebay - http://stores.shop.ebay.co.uk/SORTED-ALLOY-WHEELS__W0QQ_armrsZ1 total inc swapping tyres from old wheels £389

    The splitter was quite straight forward, i used a dremmel to flatten the tabs which stuck up (so it didn't sit flush to bottom of bumper), then cut down the 2 pillars in the centre by appros 15mm (otherwise the middle sits too low - not straight) then used self tappers to screw it up to the bumper, i used 2 longer screws in the middle which fit through the 2 pillars (they're hollow) to pull the middle up :icon_thumright:
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    Hi Scottie

    i'm looking at the Pro - are they the ones that lower 50mm? i think it's a little higher than usual now as i only had the wheels swapped yesterday and after jacking the car up i don't think it's settled back yet? definately needs a drop anyway :yes:
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    I believe the pro are 30mm, street are 50mm.

    Remember though, these are measurements from standard suspension, so as you have s line suspension, you need to knock off 20mm from either of them measurements to give you what real drop you will get.

    By the looks of it, I would go Street! :)
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    Ah i got them mixed up - so street will drop it 30mm (compared for the SL springs)?
    Just need to find somewhere to buy and get them fitted in west yorks
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    damian at dpm will sort you out a good price on them I am sure.

    If you already have the springs then, it will make finding somewhere just to 'fit' them a lot easier.

    Remember, it is also a good move to get a laser alignment done after fitting the springs, as it will all change a little.

    I fitted my springs myself, and then just got a full laser alignment done at a local STS pro garage
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    perhaps the 50mm ones are called sportline......I'm old and my memory is pap!

    I got my springs with eibach dampers of ebay s/h.

    I am considering getting the 50mm drop ones though myself, as i need just a little bit more loweridge!
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    I thought you car looked low enough - do you have any side on pics?
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    Looks great Scottie, i guess it'll look better slightly lower

    Are you getting the S3 pedals? and don't forget the silver indi bulbs to clean up your headlights :icon_thumright:
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    Looking good, once the springs are on I think it will look perfecto! :icon_thumright:
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    Once the cars lowered to a sensible height, the wheels will blend in alot better trust me, as they will be nearer the wings & match up nicely as the black gap is what makes them look weird atm.
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    Thinking of carrying a few bags of sand in the boot and under the bonnet to lower it for now :w00t:

    4NT - do you have any pics of your car side on with the Sportlines?
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    Try a few tonnes, not bags lmfao
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    Try some bricks

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    Lmfao, guess whose back, back again, tell a friend, lmfao
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    You be sitting well then Robby with your wife in the boot :ninja: :Flush:
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    lmfao
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    lmfao
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    You guys crack me up!
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    :puke2:
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    Gotta have a laugh in life man!
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    FFing too right!

    Especially if your missus looks like ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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    No, you ask the lord for help!

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    The lord can't help, but give these guys a call.................

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    lmao
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    Thats better
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    Sorry.

    I didn't mean to offend.
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    lol, cruel lot, beauty is in the eye of the beholder!
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    In light of one of your recent threads, if you catch my drift, I did find that strange to post up fella, you know me I like a joke, but.....................................enough said from me anyway fella.

    OT: Guess the brake pressure calibration worked then.
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    hi rob cheers for the link saved in my ever growing mod list, last question for at least this week i promise :laugh:
    where did you get the bbs centre caps from ? i was looking for preferably black ones to go with my blue car

    cheers m8
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    The centres came with the wheels - centres were chrome plastic then the BBS badges are domed stickers - can usually get them on ebay :icon_thumright:
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    looking good mate, the lcr splitter looks really well on that colour, i like what youve done with it.:o.k: get some pics up once the springs are on!!
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