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How to fit lowering Springs on an A3

locost47 Sep 6, 2009

  1. locost47

    locost47 Member

    Hi everyone, I have got a set of H&R's 35mm springs and am going to have a go a fitting them today as the garage who was supposed to be doing the job let me down. I have fitted springs before on my previous cars but would appreciate a link/advice on the best way to do this on my A3. I have searched through the Forum for the 30mins and couldnt find what I was looking for. Thanks for your help:thumbsup:
  2. Tommy

    Tommy Makinen...ha

    i think you need spring compressors mate?

    Not entirely sure though
  3. Lee_R

    Lee_R Active Member

    They are no different to do than any other car mate, you will need compressors though. only fiddly bit is removing all the plastic **** in the engine bay to get to the top mounts. Not hard, just fiddly!
  4. -Ju-

    -Ju- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Team Panther Audi S3

    When I did my first A3 I found the fronts quite tricky!. The hardest part was removing the strut from the hub as it's a tight fit, you can get a spreader tool from VW for about £7 I believe but I can't remember the part number!. You'll also need spring compressors to strip the front struts and some means of undoing the nut on top probably a swan neck spanner but I have used a socket and mole grips with an allen key through the middle before!
    The rears are a doddle.
  5. SteveTDCi

    SteveTDCi Active Member

  6. locost47

    locost47 Member

    Thanks for the help, much appreciated:beerchug: I got a bit trigger happy and decided to have a go fitting them before the Seat Cupra link was posted and in hindsight I seem to have done it the longer way by taking out the complete hub, strut assembly to do the spring change, but its all done now so I can chill out and admire my handywork..lol Thanks again:happy:

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