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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by FranA3, Aug 24, 2010.

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    [Aug 24, 2010]
    hi all just wondering im going to be ordering some lowering springs soon as i cant afford a full on coilover kit as of yet so just getting some springs ive got a sport 3 door does the kit have to be for a sport and if it does , does it lower the car by 30mm or is it less as its a sport or does it lower a standard car by 30mm only lowering my car by 15mm or 20mm or so :think:
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    [Aug 24, 2010]
    slightly confused with what your asking but lowering springs such as 35mm, 50mm etc are all measured from standard car height unless stated otherwise!

    So any model specific lowering you have such as: sport-15mm an s-line-25mm should be taken away from the lowerage stated by the spring to give actual lowerage

    e.g. S-line = 25mm so with a 50mm spring it would only lower it by a further 25mm
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    [Aug 24, 2010]
    yeah thats what i wanted to know i was confused about it all as ive got a sport i didnt know if it was 30mm off the standard car or 30mm off my car which is lower anyway as it the sport i get it now thanks mate thats a big help
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    [Aug 24, 2010]
    Anytime buddy so what springs you goin for? Ohh and your right to go for the springs over the coils because unless your spending big money for adjustable dampening your gonna ruin your ride comfort
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    well i wouldnt say the sport has much comfort lol but its not that bad but i se what you mean tho about the full hog because they will prob be even worse if not set up properly wont they , i was thinking eithr h&r or eibach springs i want to go for a go quality make as the ride would be much better but if not prob something like pi or spax not 100% sure as of yet just waiting to see a few more reviews on the different makes to see which one is best as the roads around my house are terrible any thoughts on which ones are best
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    I can recommend eibach springs I've had them on two cars and the comfort is improved as well as flatter cornering and improved stance.
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    i heard that eibach are very good its important for the comfort part of it as well as the looks of course lol eibach is up there with h&r so it will be a difficult choice i think
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    [Aug 24, 2010]
    I have the H&R and have no regrets but I'd say the eibach will be just as good although I've no experience with them!
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    [Aug 24, 2010]
    it will be a tough call eh haha
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    [Aug 24, 2010]
    i've got some eibachs on mine, i like the stance and little if any compromise in comfort!
    heres some pics, hope that helps :thumbsup:

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    I have put eibachs 30mm on mine also.
    I have an SE, so my lower was 30mm in all.
    Being a SE, the ride was moon buggy style, so the ride to get harder once the eibachs were on. However, they are still reasonably comfortable, and the cornering is MUCH more precise and flat :)

    I would DEFFO say the 50mm kit for you though buddy, as I fitted the 30mm and now wish I had gone 50mm. Mine isn't quite low enough.
    I'm sure you will be the same.

    to sum up :icon_thumright: to Eibach though.

    Just remember to price in a alignment check if you are fitting them yourself (easy to do) . You will need adjustments to camber etc as it will change.
    IIRC i paid just under £40 for this at a local STS garage.

    Now get it done :)
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    [Aug 24, 2010]
    oops, my bad 2 of the same pics lol.

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    [Aug 24, 2010]
    Mines is lowered 50mm on Eibach's and 18's but its anything but comfortable on the roads up here. It's bearable and definitely improves the feel,look and handling but hitting a peanut feels like hitting a kerb.
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    [Aug 24, 2010]
    well i wouldnt say the sport has very comfortable springs as standard but i have a rs turbo that was on coilovers and that was lets say harsh to say the least lol v16 and scottie both your cars look awesome got top be fair
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    I mind the first few weeks of owning my sport, Felt like I was gliding!
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    yeah true compared to my old rs my audi is very nice and comfortable lol esp on the motorway so dont think i would really complain about haveing harder suspension again but its defo worth it for the looks esp on 18's
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    [Aug 25, 2010]
    If the springs quote a 30mm drop then on a Sport you'd see around a 20mm drop and on an S-Line you'd see around a 15mm drop.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
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    [Aug 25, 2010]
    thanks damian i was sure about the whole lowering a sport or s-line compaired to a se but its all cleared up now thanks again mate
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    [Aug 25, 2010]
    has any one got a pic of a car on 50mm springs id like to see the diiference between 30mm n 50mm drops ( and dont say 20 mm :p)
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    [Aug 25, 2010]
    Pretty sure V16's A3 is on eibach sportlines which means its lowered by 45/50mm.

    fnmrst, can you hold out for a bit to buy them. There was a thread not too long a go (this week) had suggested a group buy will be in place soon. If so, count me in for a set.
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    yeah i can do i didnt plan on buying them right away so yeah i can hold out no probs mate
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    [Aug 27, 2010]
    ahhh ok, hmm that looks good tbh =] would 50mm springs be too much strain on standard shocks tho?
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    [Aug 27, 2010]
    It might be to hard on the standard shocks, but the way to look at it is if it does break one then put in some upgraded shocks lol save you forking out for springs and shocks all at once
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