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lowering my a3 should I get shocks too

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by valyboi, Jul 28, 2013.

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    Hi
    I am thinking of lowering my a3 and iv found a set of just springs 60mm drop would I have to upgrade my shocks or could they cope with a 60mm drop. If I need to fit different shocks what ones would be best to use. Or should I buyback complete set as I'm on sleight budget atm
    Cheers Nick
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    Unless they are new I would recommend replacing your worn and tired dampers. I dropped mine on 30mm Apex springs and the ride was atrocious until I fitted decent dampers.
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    So you would suggest to get spring and shock is it. Would coilovers be much differene in the ride
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    For a 60mm drop I'd say change the shocks as well as standard ones won't last long with that drop.

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    Thanks DPM would using coilovers make the ride feel much different
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    Coilovers would be a better option as the dampers and springs are matched (debatable tho), plus, in their lower settings there is less preload on the springs so makes for a more complient ride, seeing as you want 60mm drop, they should fit the bill perfectly. Plus there are some cheap options too, cheaper than spring and shock combos
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    So you think I should go with coilovers instead as they are a all in package. I found them fk street coilovers on ebay also another set on ebay for like 155 few cheap sets on there would you recommend a set that's not to harsh
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    There may be some info in the stickies on a3 coilovers, ive no experience of cheap a3 ones.

    I run AP coilovers on my s3
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    i had an a3 slammed on coilies and the ride was perfectly acceptable .. no harshness at all even with the 18s that were fitted. I cant say which make they were though which can make all the difference (probably cheaper ones).

    The ones on my s3 are rock solid and almost too much at times, especially on uneven road surfaces.. its not so much the harshness, more like the car follows the undulations in the road as opposed to soaking them up (can make you bounce in your seat a bit when pressing on)
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    I'm going to have to try find them cheaper ones I don't want ones that a're rock solid my old corsa b was bad enough. Okay thank you I will have a look what I can find
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    As long as you stick with a good quality kit you'd be fine.

    Did you have a budget in mind?

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    Yes I was only hoping to spend about 160 on a set
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