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Lowering A3......

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Dani_B19, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Evening Gents.

    So the folks are wanting to lower their 2.0T A3, the car looks like its on stilts as youll see in the pics.
    Now their not wanting to drop its arse on coilies etc, they just want to lower it so it sits nice. Ive had a look around and H&R seem a popular spring, spoke to awesome gti and they say the 35mm H&R's are what their fitting to alot of 8p's, whats everyones thoughts? Would they need to change the dampers along with the springs? What drop would you guys says, 40,50,60mm?
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  3. tdi-man

    tdi-man Well-Known Member

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    i would say that needs 50mm drop m8 im thinking of droping mine 50mm soon
     
  4. N8

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    You need air :laugh:
     
  5. rOb_A

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    that looks high for a sline a3. i'd go for 50mm drop min.
     
  6. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    The cars not actualy a sline, it turns out its badged up as a sline model but isnt, Previous owners for ya lol.

    So what about the dampers? Ive seen on here a few people mentioning fitting sline dampers to help with the ride when fitting springs!
     
  7. sparki

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    Is it a bird? Is it a plane? no.... Its an a3 :huh: That looks like Its sitting in the clouds Im sure mine dosen't sit that high. very strange
     
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    Wow I've never seen an Audi a3 So High ......

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  9. moag

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    is she allroad?!

    45-50mm h&r springs is what you want
     
  10. Dani_B19

    Dani_B19 Audi-sports own special child.

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    Lmao.

    Yeah it is high, doesnt help with it been on the drive etc. So are H&R springs good for keeping a oem ride quality then?
     
  11. Chappy

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    Looks like it's still got the blocks in the suspension from factory haha!
     
  12. ern

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    a lot of people swear by the H&R 50mm... I havent personally used them but its come up time and time again.

    Try and get the correct struts (dampers) for them too as paired correctly will ensure a good ride.
     
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    F*ck me! That car looks like it's been smoking crack, it's so high!

    Get a H&R cup kit on that before someone gets a nose bleed.
     
  14. wez3570

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    What about an S line set up?

    I think it's about 10-15mm lower than sport.

    I had the S line springs and shocks on mine and it's quite a bit lower than your pics.

    May be worth considering as a budget option and it wouldn't surprise me if there is someone on here with a set to sell.

    I suppose it depends how low 'the folks' wanna go. Lol
     
  15. tdi-man

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    I THINKING OF GOING coilovers very soon and have s-line springs on mine and also had all new shocks fitted which have done less than 10,000

    will be selling so open to offers
     
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    I'd say go for the 50mm drop and you'd get a better ride quality if you changed the dampers as well but it depends what your budget allows.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
     
  17. Stink

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    ive used Eibach Pro Springs in the past and they were great, just enough drop nothing to drastic but improved the body roll and was just right for our utterly **** roads lol and looking on venom motorsport they are £141
     
  18. danb986

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    Is changing the springs going to comprise the comfort at all? In my mind lowering means the ride will be a bit harder over the bumps, is there some loss of smoothness?

    Those photo's are amazing. I guess it must be the slope of the drive making it look worse than it is. It looks like it's been jacked up.
     
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    the ride will get a little bit stiffer and bumpy but all depends how low you go ;)
     

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