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Just lowered the A3, pics included. H&R 50mm springs

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by mx_rab, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. mx_rab
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    Lowered the A3 over the weekend and got the ride height exactly how i wanted it. H&R springs supplied by DPM Performance. These are the 50mm springs on an Sline so its only really been dropped about 20mm front and back.

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    Not a great before pic but you get the jist.

    If anyone that wants a rough guide making up with some pictures let me know.

    Also is it worth getting it 4 wheel aligned? Anyone had it done?
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    20mm makes a nice visual difference. What's the ride like now?
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    amar06fbr Vorsprung Durch Technik

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    any side pics?
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    Looks good mate,

    yes you MUST get a four wheel allingment.
    Also as you have just had them done you will find they need time to settle, so they will probably drop a little bit more.
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    Il try and get some side pics up tomorrow in the day light. Il have a hunt for some side ones before aswel.

    The ride is more or less the same as the previous sline springs. Was expecting more of a difference.

    I did say when i got this motor that i would be modding it but the bug bit me after a year haha i have never owned a car that i havent lowered.

    Theres nothing to adjust on the back everything is fixed and the only thing that can be adjusted on the front is the tracking, i dont think i really understand the whole 4 wheel alignment thing. Have you had yours done danny? Much of a difference?

    Oh and spacers should be here this week curtesy of DPM Performance
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    I had these fitted too. They will settle another 10mm ish over the next few weeks. Yes you must get the geometry reset too. I think mine had slight camber adjustments from Awesome GTI
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    I found that mine took a few weeks to settle.

    Alignment is definitely worth doing but I would wait until the springs have reached the final ride height
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    looks much better mate
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    :thumbsup: looking good
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    Cheers guys really happy with it.

    Yeah going to get it done i think. Anyone used any places in scotland that they can recommend?

    Going to give it a couples of weeks to settle before i get it done.
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    Looks good that mate. They will take a couple of weeks to settle.
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    Looks great! Thanks again for your order.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
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    Fran & Danny both your cars look great !!!!

    Fran how much has yours been lowered by ? front & back ?
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    very nice job, do you have any tips for removing the front springs? the rear were easy but I struggled and just gave up on the front. Any tips/tricks you have would be greatly appreciated!

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