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Does the 8L S3 share its suspension with mk4 Golf 4motion and R32?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Nogmeister, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. Nogmeister
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    [Jun 22, 2012]
    As per title really, trying to find some cheapish but good quality options, and it appears there is more out there for mk4 golf 4wd's.

    Ive noticed that the Bilstein B6 and B8's share the same part numbers....

    Anyone chime in with some advice?
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    Yes they will fit but bear in mind the R32 & 4Motion have heavier engines so springs might not be best suited. Quattro TT suspension will fit also
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    R32 definitely fits as my whole rear end is from one, minus springs n dampers.
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    [Jun 22, 2012]
    handy to know i thought this might be the case
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    [Jun 22, 2012]
    I would like to hear about the ap kit aswell, quite well priced for a quality make.
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    Quite a few people are using them including myself, they are a great bit of kit. The only downside they seem to have is that the rear springs don't lower as much as most would like, Ive taken the adjusters out so just running the springs and the arch sits about a fingers width above the tyre.
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    sounds good to me, im not after any more arse scraping ground clearance, had enough of that with my mk5 golf, ive heard the fk ak's are pants and to stay well away
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    Cheers James TQ, but the Isle of Wight where I am has worse than average roads, and coilovers would be f**ked in no time at all. Im not massively fussed by a massive drop, I just want good, trustworthy shocks all round that make the handling good, don't cost the earth, and if there's a bit of a drop then its all gravy
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