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Lowering 40mm??

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Ryan360, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. Ryan360
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    [Mar 18, 2011]
    i think that if you lower an a3 by that much then you wil need new ARBs that go under the drive shafts else they will foul each other
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    is it a fwd or quattro, if its fwd you dont need the tie bars, these are for quattro models which run multilink rear suspension, where as the fwd run trailing arm
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    Its fwd, oh right i see. thanks.
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    You may be fine with a 40mm drop and the standard ARB but it's on the limit so you wouldn't know until you fitted the kit.

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    Okay cheers, ive heard the s3's are are lower by about 20mm?
    Is this the same for the 1.8t sports or are they same height as the 1.6?
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    That year Sport models are lower by around 10mm.

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    Okay cheers, its a T reg btw.
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    [Mar 21, 2011]
    mines got 18x8 with 225/40 tyres. et35 with 5mm spacers making it et40. its lowered more than 40mm, no rubbing on arch anywhere nor arb. my arb goes over the top but i think it may have been changed as i think mine is lowered more like 50mm, but unsure as its on coilovers.

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    are you using adapters to get the rs4 18s on??
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