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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by chrismoore, Feb 27, 2014.

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    [Feb 27, 2014]
    I have a 53 plate 2.0tdi se a3 which i want to lower to kill some of the arch gap. However i would still need to be able to carry a full car so cant have it scrapping on the ground. would lowering springs be what I am looking for if so which kit and will the SE shocks be able to run them without leaking or bouncing too much or am i better off going for a cheap set of coil overs like jom or grp with there 2 was adjustable coil overs. also do you need to run shorter drop links when looking like the leons.

    thanks in advance chris
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    You will need to change the shocks soon if you go down for springs, however you could go for springs and get some decent shocks which would cost £££, I would go for AP or APX coilovers as they are quite good coils, couple of months ago I installed APX coilovers n very please... no knocks no bouncing or anything...

    And I have lowered my car about 55mm, also have wide wheels, I think I got some pics in my s3 thread...

    Hope it helps :)
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    To be fair with you normal springs on your standard shocks would not last long specially knowing your going to be using the car to its full potential I.e full car loaded!

    I made the same mistake and even though it's me alone daily driving to uni and back my front shocks broke and all other 3 had jus made the car turn into a bouncy castle!

    Go with coilovers that way you can adjust them to your liking and you would be sure of quality, comfort and safety if you want to call it.
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    How many miles have your current shocks covered and did you have a budget in mind for what you're wanting to spend?

    Damian @ DPM Performance
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    How many miles have your current shocks covered and did you have a budget in mind for what you're wanting to spend?

    Damian @ DPM Performance
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    i Dont know how many they have done but the car has done 166k so much be quite old. and not a huge budget really moneys going to be tight as looking for some new wheels too as the 16 that are on there are nasty looking.
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    166k wow n still running fine, what reg is it
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    I have an 03 sport and fitted some H&R springs -25mm from DPM about 3 years ago and car is still running fine and much smoother ride!
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    does the sport not have stiffer struts or am i wrong there. and yes still running good just had an enigine around 160k before i brought it costing 4k
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