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H&R lowering springs

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by phantom, Mar 19, 2008.

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    Thinking of getting these , has anybody got any pic's of there S3 with a set on, with std wheels? full on profile views if possible!

    Kluaster had a set on his , but the pics ive seen were not full profile.

    JamS3 have you got a set? can you post a profile view please mate?

    Thanks a lot

    p
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    Hi Mate

    Picked mine uo from Awesome yesterday with the H&R springs and 10mm spacers all round, looks the dogs now!!!

    Sits really well, and the handling feels much better, although not really tested it to the limit yet.

    I'll get some pics up later, but not sure how to put them on here???

    Anyone help??

    Lee
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    Which spacers have they used? And does it make a big difference to the look of the car? The back wheels on my s-line have always just seemed to sit a little too far under the arches. I'm thinking the addition of some spacers would really alter the stance of the car.
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    We did a set for JamS3, i'm sure he'll get some pics up for you soon!

    Damain @ DPM
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    Yeah mate , put them in photobucket , then copy the link ( not sure what it's called, but it's the last one of the options ) and paste it in thread.

    Or better still i could meet you and see them in the flesh, i'm only 5mins away?

    leon
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    Hopefully you can get a feel for it with this:

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    Cant tell you how well these improve handling and looks
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    ^^^^^^Cheers mate^^^^^^^

    Anymore profile views?

    Thanks

    p
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    What size of spacer did you have installed?
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    10mm all round fella
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    Hi Leon

    Yes no probs, I'm always knocking around.

    I've just had the APR remap and uprated APR Fuel pump fitted at the same time at, so car is running well, was going to get the GIAC but the APR route opportunity came along.
    The fuel pump makes quite a bit of difference too, however, it's expensive for what it is, but hey ho!

    PM me where u want to meet up and i'll show you the cat.

    Cheers

    Lee
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    Car even!!!!!! doh
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    I wanted to see the cat :sob:
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    I'll bring my little Jack Russel puppy - Nina , after Nina simone Lol :)

    leon
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    This may be a very very naive question but... Is it EU law that states the rims/tyres on a car must sit a certain distance inside the arches? The only reason i ask is that sportier models by all manufacturers look miles better with a bigger offset when the tyres sit almost level with the arches. So why not as standard?
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    lol, i'll have to buy a cat now!!!!!!:moa:
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    The only legality is that the tyre *tread* must stay within the arch, the actual side wall and wheel itself can stick out of the arches.

    Like so:

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    Although the above is a very extreme case :lmfao:
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    Fair enough! Obviously it's all down to personal taste but is the general opinion that 10mm is about the right offset for an A3 s-line / S3 while still looking tasteful? Could you get away with 15 on the rear or is that pushing it?
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    I'd want to keep the spacing the same all around due to the Quattro system, I doubt 10mm per axle (5mm each side) would have any detrimental effect on the handling of the car though.
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    Just checked mine, there is 10mm H&R on the rear, they have not put them on the front, trying to get to the bottom of it at the moment!

    However, the car looks great with just 10mm on the rear, as it is also lowered 15-20 mm with the H&R springs.

    IMHO the rear looks better if the wheels are slightly more 'out' than the front.

    Think if I did put 10mm on the front, 15mm would be better on the rear, but I suspect from previous posts that I would defo get rubbing issues, so think I'll pass on the 15mm's and leave it as it is, + saved me circa £80

    Lee
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    Thats 10mm per side BTW!
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    Hi Leon

    Got your PM

    Am working and drinking all over the weekend, not at the same time tho!!

    I'll give you a call early next week to arrange a meet!

    Is it best to call day or evening??

    Cheers

    Lee
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    Can some one post a pic from the side of the S3 with H&R
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    Mate I would consider the Abt springs. I've just fitted them to my motor and I am VERY happy with them. The car sits perfectly on the 18''s now. Handling is first class too. Feels much tighter.

    I'll get some pics up as soon as I get home.
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    Nobody seems to have a side on view photo.:3sadwalk:

    Theres a thread with Klauster's old car with a slightly different pic , but not full on profile.

    p
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    Here is another one, not sure if it helps:

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    Looks good

    Are you pleased with handling of the car? Stiffness?
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    klauster that set up looks pretty much bang on the money. Doesn't look modified, just much better than the original. I think i'm sold....
    Although if you were to simply swap those wheels for 19's what would the implications be, if any?
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    KLAUSTER/L33TAY.

    Any of you guys got a close up pic of your H&R 10mm spacers with wheel mounted.

    I posted in I'mRonBurgundy's post (spacers) that I'm looking for this info. Bubstar has posted that MTM spacers fill out to full diameter of hub/wheel but H&R spacers look 4mm down on hub diameter. Would like to see how that looked.

    I know its more the overall look and possible slightly improved handling but would be interested to see the fit if possible.

    I'm not ruling out H&R and wondered what you guys had thought on the fit and if your were happy with the outcome?

    Cheers Jas
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    just alittle more firm over standard, and hardly no body roll when cornering

    was really pleased with it
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    Yes, that was exactly what i was trying to do, still wanted it to look OEM

    I dont think 19's would cause any issues
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