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Lowering Springs

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by a3daveo, Feb 27, 2006.

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    [Feb 27, 2006]
    Hi

    thinking of lowering my car (just replacing the springs) and I was looking around at the choices of springs available. Its a 1997 1.6.

    I know the majority of you guys will advise on Eibach but what do you make of the ones available on Eba like these ?

    Was also looking at the Koni's?

    Any views at all?

    Cheers

    Daveo
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    That isn't cheap in my opinion, have a look at www.motorsportworld.co.uk for some other choices - they seem to be very cheap for the stuff I've been looking around at.
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    [Feb 27, 2006]
    I'm going for H&R springs used em before on my vw's
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    [Feb 28, 2006]
    would this have any effect on the audi warranty?
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    [Feb 28, 2006]
    I'll be going for the Bilstein / H&R combination, but it seems you need to have the adjustable tie rods for the rear if you're actually going for a handling improvement so I'll be waiting until I can afford to get the whole lot done at once along with the ARBs.
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    If you want to retain some ride quality i would deffinately go for Eibach or H&R, I had Eibach on my A4 and ive got H&R on my S3 both are excellent. My experience of cheaper alternatives is that they dont do development work, they just take the standard spring settings and increase the stiffness by 20% or so and reduce the length of the spring. This generally results in poor ride quality.
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    [Feb 28, 2006]
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    ... it seems you need to have the adjustable tie rods for the rear if you're actually going for a handling improvement...

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    Needless to say only on the Quattros... FWD have much simpler trailing arm/torsion beam setup and hence no tie rods to adjust (as the original post was about a 1.6 I would presume it's FWD).

    I bought my springs & dampers from motorsportworld and I found them to be helpful and friendly as well as cheap!

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