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Decided on coil overs - going to order them today but which ones do I go for ??

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by AntDub, Nov 3, 2009.

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    [Nov 3, 2009]
    I have a 8p 1.6 FSI for reference, ive found the following ...

    £350 JAMEX
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/JAMEX-Coilove...arts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item35a3e7abfd

    £455 GMAX
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Gmax-Coilover...arts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item334e8446da

    £270 TA ???
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/TA-Coilover-A...arts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item53ddd691bc

    £250 HOTTUNING ???? !!!
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/COIL-OVER-COI...arts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM?hash=item27ac483c9b

    As you can see they vary in price big time, but will the cheapest do the job just as good, bare in mind this is just a 1.6 which is a weekend car and is for purely looks only ... no perfomance/handling gains wanted.. just lowness...

    Any one reccomend/give me the headsup?

    Ta :)
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    [Nov 3, 2009]
    have you got a picture of the effect they produced??

    I.E the uber lowness mmmm scrape ;D
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    lol no i don't yet mate, but they go down 65mm which is low enough i would say!
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    hot tuning out of the ones listed above, otherwise kw ride amazing and give the lowest drop.
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    [Nov 3, 2009]
    have you used hot tuning? they are also the cheapest?

    Are they a good set of coillies??

    Also will coillies + 18'' rims go well? i dont like the ride of 19's tbh ..
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    [Nov 3, 2009]
    Hot Tuning coilovers cost about £30 to make, they are made of cheese, stop being a tight ass and buy the weitecs, this is the audi forum not the corsa forum
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    my thoughts n8 tbh lol but he said hot tuning so i presumed he had used them :p

    any one got a pic of rs6 alloys on coillies 18''?
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    Cheese is stronger than the stuff Hottuning are made from Nath

    :slap:
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    [Nov 3, 2009]
    The link i posted you are the ones you need
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    [Nov 3, 2009]
    it says
    Weitec Hicon GT Coilover Suspension Kit
    A3 8P / A3 8P Sportback 1.4T Si, 1.6, 2.0FSi FWD 05/03>



    'sportback'?
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    [Nov 3, 2009]
    and i notice other brands have a different set for sportbacks, not a generic set for both?
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    [Nov 3, 2009]
    A3 8P/A3 8P Sportback

    Meaning it fits both you plonker!
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    [Nov 3, 2009]
    yeh i picked up on that but what im saying is other brands do 2 different kits, one for sport back one for hatch back... so how come they are doing one kit for both ? its just abit wierd
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    if you want hottunning coils you can have mine for 80 pounds:)
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    Not sure mate, but DPM know what they're on about :)
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    :scared2:
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    [Nov 3, 2009]
    I wouldn't spend want to spend as little as £80 on 1 coilover let alone for a set :undwech:
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    Indeed Jords, indeed.
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    [Nov 4, 2009]
    when you get cheap coilovers they are very much the same product branded differently and with a different price tag.

    My friend has them on his car, while a slightly more bouncier ride than my H&R's they are very good for the money and spending an extra £100 on Jamex coilovers the difference will be marginal.

    In my experience you either spend big money and see big improvements in construction quality, drive ability, ride quality and handling, or buy cheap and achieve a drop while compromising a few other aspects.

    stay away from fk's, mid range coilovers which rust..badly!
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