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H&R springs S-line dampers and new top mounts

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by munchkincoupe, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. munchkincoupe

    munchkincoupe Member

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    My 2.0 TDi 3dr was in with AwesomeGTI yesterday. I've had H&R springs, S-line dampers and new top mounts fitted along with a 4 wheel laser alignment.

    What a difference!!!!!! :ohmy:

    No more body roll, much more planted in corners and absorbs bumps more effectively too

    .....oh yes and looks 100% better too

    Pics to follow
     
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  3. nathan_wilson

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    what drop have you gone and have u any pictures on the springs mate?
     
  4. Paullie

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    Nice one, matey. Look forward to seeing the pics! I'm seriously considering H&R's with some uprated dampers for my car at the moment. :)

    Paula x
     
  5. josiah2007

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    Snap! :thumbsup:
     
  6. munchkincoupe

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    Mine is a sport so 10mm lower than standard. The H&R springs (29260-1) have given me 22mm drop at front and 31mm drop at the rear but may settle a little more yet.

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    That looks really bang on, exactly the sort of stance I want, ..think my mind has been made up. Thanks for posting the pic. :)

    Paula x
     
  8. josiah2007

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    Ahh.. the so called 45-50mm H&R lowered! I've got a 2.0 FSI Sport and was thinking lowering with H&R Springs too. Yours not a bad height at the moment but is it lowered springs only? I hear Sport dampers may damage quickly if springs only! I think would want mine a tad lower than yours so may look into Weitec Hicon GT Coilovers to get my desired height!

    Otherwise.. yours does look kool!:thumbsup:
     
  9. xs2man

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    My A3 is on the 55mm H&R's, and, tbh, I think it sits at the perfect height. Don't have a good recent pic though, but been running the springs for over 2 years now, nearly 3.

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  10. josiah2007

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    I didn't know you could get 55mm H&R lowering Springs! Can you remember where you bought them or part number? Are you running 18's also? Your A3 height looks spot on in the picture! :thumbsup:
     
  11. josiah2007

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    I didn't know you could get 55mm H&R lowering Springs! Can you remember where you bought them or part number? Are you running 18's also? Your A3 height looks spot on in the picture! :thumbsup:
     
  12. munchkincoupe

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    I've had S-line dampers fitted to as better match for the lower springs. I wanted a slightly lower than S-line ride height without the crashy S-line spring feel

    It has dropped another 4-5mm front and back since fitting yesterday too
     
  13. khalil

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    i also fitted the 50mm h&r springs todays with new top mounts too, and the i can say it look spot on, mine is also a sport, the ride comfort seem good too
     
  14. xs2man

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    I got them second hand. I think from a guy off here? But this is going back 2.5 years or so. Yeah, they are 18's. I personally do think they are spot on too. But as mine was an SE, it was the full drop :eyebrows:

    I don't appear to have the PM from getting the springs. So it possibly wasn't from here really. I remember checking the part number though, and it came up as fitting some seat alhambra or something too? Weird, but they fitted fine, and look really good.

    [​IMG]

    Sorry for hijacking the OP's thread.
     
  15. khalil

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    looks good mate, since u had than for 2.5years had any problems with them? ie any rubbing when having the car full with people?
     
  16. xs2man

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    Nope. Been perfect at that height the whole time.

    Plenty problems with the car though :banghead:
     
  17. FranA3

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    car looks spot on buddy , they do drop a little bit once they've settled down mine are going to drop a tad more once they have settled but im on coilovers but same thing tho they have dropped another 5mm is in the last few days had them on about a week now
     
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    I remember a mate of mine got lowering springs on his car (non-A3), he put a few weights in the car to help the settling process. Plus he had 25kgs worth of JL audio in the back!!
     
  19. FranA3

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    mine are settling in nicely the roads round where i live are really bad so they are getting a good work out lmao
     
  20. latta1989

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    I also have a sport and would like to lower. Currently have 18s and the car sits pretty high.
    Only thing is mine is a 2.0 tdi quattro. Does that make a diff which s-line dampers i would need cos of the quattro?

    Also not quite up to scratch how suspension works exactly lol, stupid q, what are top mounts?
    lol
     
  21. FranA3

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    dont think they would make any difference that you have quattro mate im sure they are the same on 2wd and 4wd , top mounts go ontop of the suspension struts or shocks on the front and rear they are what bolts to the car and on the front they pivot on a bearing for the steering
     
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  23. latta1989

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    kl, maybe need to check part no.s or something.

    Right i understand a bit better, so they are not just already attached to the damper?
     
  24. FranA3

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    no they are separate , top mounts - bump stops - (springs on the front) shocks is the basic set up on suspension (springs are separate to the shocks on the rear of a3's )
     
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    klkl! cheers
     
  26. munchkincoupe

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    You will need to get S-line dampers from another 2.0 tdi quattro then. I checked with Stoke Audi and the springs and dampers are model and engine size specific. If your car is a 3 door they will need to come from a 3 door and vice versa for a 5 door
     
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    Just for interst, has anyone gleaned any part no.s for the S-Line springs or dampers (any A3 models) just to build up a picture of what people might need?
     
  28. munchkincoupe

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    I asked StokeAudi on here for the part nos before but they said they are different for all models and engine sizes so I just sourced some from the same engine/model as my car
     
  29. I oOEddOo I

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    munchkincoupe : what mm is those h&r springs you have chosen?
     
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    Do the shocks need upgrading on a sportback for the 50mm springs or just the dampers?
     
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    H&R springs (29260-1) - they are listed as a 50mm drop but have given me more like 40mm front and back
     
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    So I have a sline aswell thinking of the Eibach Pro option not sure if that going to be as low as yours ...
     
  33. munchkincoupe

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    shock absorbers + dampers are the same thing - if your sportback isn't an S-line model then I would source the dampers from an S-line sportback that is the same engine size/fuel/wheel-drive as your car. The drop is too much for standard/SE/Sport dampers.
     
  34. munchkincoupe

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    Eibach Pro Kit won't lower the S-line at all. The Eibach Sportline kit will lower a bit more but they tend to lower the front more than the back giving the car a nose-down look
     
  35. I oOEddOo I

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    do you have a link of those H&R you got where you got it from ??
     
  36. Daws88

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    Thanks, feel like a complete noob now!
     
  37. munchkincoupe

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    Happens to everyone sooner or later ;)
     
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    Haha. Did you get all the parts supplied from awesome gti?
     
  39. munchkincoupe

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    I got the dampers used from Luke on here as he fitted coilovers, the H&R springs and top mounts were supplied/fitted by Awesome GTi and they did 4 wheel alignment afterwards too
     

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