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How low can you go?? Pics of car sat just right

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by 4real, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. 4real
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    4real RS3 Wannabe

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    After letting the car settle on the new suspension i took Jonnys advise and dropped her some more but to my suprise i actually had to lift front a tad as it was catching on the arch lots..! what do you think?


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  3. L60N
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    Are those pictures with it not catching? If so i'd be happy with that, it looks sweet :beerchug:
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  4. jamiekip
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    Looks mint mate - have you got spacers on it - looks like the wheels need pusing out a touch to get the arches filled.
    Nice car mate.
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    Von Maximo The Damned

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    Now that S3's lookin so hot, my laptops smokin'........
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  6. 4real
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    Yes those pictures are with the car not catching rides fine..

    no spacers yet i might put some on rear? what do you think? 20mm????
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    ahh car looks great :)
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  8. jamiekip
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    10mm at each wheel is perfectly safe - that's what I run with a 25mm drop in height. Though I guess if the offset is different on your wheel it maybe different in your case.

    Some people have tried 15mm each side on the back, which does look a bit better, but I think most people have had to modify the arch to get away with it.

    If you do a search under L60N's posts he posted one with pic's of his with 15mm on his rear wheels and I added pic's of mine with 10mm all round. Should give you an idea of what to expect.
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  9. madalex
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    madalex S3-less untill December

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    Looks like yours has gone a bit lower than mine . I was on blistein pss10 . Not sure wat to go for 4 the new car . i want the lowest . My rear couldve dropped another 20mm... Your car is lowerd perfectly imo[​IMG]
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    Teejay Mellow Yellow

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    I think the front's too low, but that's just me. Personally prefer the arch to follow the line of the tyre.
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    Madalex think yours sits nice.. im really liking the black S3 at the moment ... fancy a swap :) :jester:
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    madalex S3-less untill December

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    Lol sold the car a few months back .
    Got a suzuka grey facelift comming novemeber : D
    SHall b joining u n jonny with the whole white n black theme
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    Guys with the S3 did you just bang some coilovers on and slam it? Did you need drop links or anything?

    I was told that dropping it more than 25mm on a Quattro would cause problems so drop links would be needed.
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    The pic in my sig is my ride height which I think is perfect!"
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    The pictures really don't do it justice but here's my mates S3.
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    madalex S3-less untill December

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    Can you drop the back much more if u wanted 2 ? is there much thread left ?
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    I would put up pictures of mine, but its not sat right, I will do next year. It'll be perfect then.
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    Think I have asked this already but what coils have you got? Kw's I know but which version?

    So pissed that yours car go lower than mine, I specifically asked KW if all of the variants had the same lowering capabilities and they said yes, arrrrrrrghhhh!

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    Yeah me to, doesnt look right TBH
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    Maybe spend some time on the garden now, eh? :whistle2::rolleyes::)
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    You will never get away with 20mm!!

    15mm rubs without modifying the arch, even if no one in the rear sometimes...

    10mm to be certain of no rubbing.
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    10/12 is guaranteed to not rub, 20 as Jam says no way forget as I tried from my old S4 B6 spacers, 15mm still wouldnt recommend as they will rub to at some stage & if you value your tyres, been investigating rolling the arches today, can be done but pot luck if u get creases or paint cracks which can be fixed, I'm ok with that as doing paintwork anyway so might try fronts 1st, then me 20's will fit fine
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    Never been a fan of lowering to the point where the wheel no longer fits the arch properly
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  24. hatmeow
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    I feel the same as Teejay as I would like some space between the tyre and the arch.

    However, the "white car, black Rims" combo is great!:rock:
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    :thumbsup:
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    That car looks bang on mate!!!
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    [Sep 18, 2008]
    Boydie how low have u got ur's siting? 19s?
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