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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

    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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  2. L60N

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    Are those pictures with it not catching? If so i'd be happy with that, it looks sweet :beerchug:
     
  3. 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.
     
  4. Von Maximo

    Von Maximo The Damned

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    Now that S3's lookin so hot, my laptops smokin'........
     
  5. 4real

    4real RS3 Wannabe

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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????
     
  6. Ash B

    Ash B Well-Known Member

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    ahh car looks great :)
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. madalex

    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]
     
  9. Teejay

    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.
     
  10. 4real

    4real RS3 Wannabe

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    Madalex think yours sits nice.. im really liking the black S3 at the moment ... fancy a swap :) :jester:
     
  11. madalex

    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
     
  12. RobinA3

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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.
     
  13. Boydie

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    The pic in my sig is my ride height which I think is perfect!"
     
  14. Randomjim

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    The pictures really don't do it justice but here's my mates S3.
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  15. madalex

    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 ?
     
  16. N8

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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.
     
  17. jonnyc

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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!

    Jonny
     
  18. NHN

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    Yeah me to, doesnt look right TBH
     
  19. Amchlolor

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    Maybe spend some time on the garden now, eh? :whistle2::rolleyes::)
     
  20. JamS3

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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
     
  22. consilio

    consilio Up the owls!

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    Never been a fan of lowering to the point where the wheel no longer fits the arch properly
     
  23. hatmeow

    hatmeow Turbo is the only way....

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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:
     
  24. mitch78

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    :thumbsup:
     
  25. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    That car looks bang on mate!!!
     
  26. coleen

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    Boydie how low have u got ur's siting? 19s?
     

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