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Lowering Springs

Discussion in 'Handling' started by Stepho, Feb 11, 2004.

  1. Stepho
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    [Feb 11, 2004]
    About to fit a set of Eibach Pro-Kit springs to my S3 next weekend, was wondering if anyone had fitted them found any problems after doing so. Good feedback also welcomed. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
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    Haven't fitted them myself, but I've heard that sometimes the rears don't look like they've dropped as much as the front. So if you see that, it's supposedly normal /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

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    [Feb 12, 2004]
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    Drill said:
    Haven't fitted them myself, but I've heard that sometimes the rears don't look like they've dropped as much as the front. So if you see that, it's supposedly normal /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Enjoy Dude /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif

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    That's more on the A3 FWD cars though from what I know, as the S3 tends to sit flatter, or more even between front and back height if you like, then I expect a nice even drop will be acheived.

    If you've done springs before then the S3 should pose no problems at all, and if not then if you can get hold of air tooling...do. And you can save your self a shed load of time if a local garage has a enclosed spring compressor and some air tooling, basically just take the struts off and down to the garage and let them do that job in 10 minutes as opposed to the 45 minutes it may take you by doing it manually.

    Be nice to see some pics, before and after. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif
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    [Feb 12, 2004]
    how low do the H&R springs take the S3?
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    [Feb 13, 2004]
    As taken from the site;

    OE SPORT
    H&R OE Sport Springs lower your vehicle subtly, giving it a slightly more aggressive stance without radically changing its appearance. Designed to enhance front-to-rear balance and street handling performance, OE Sport Springs take the "wallow" out of the stock suspension, yielding a more taut feel and improved ride characteristics. All this while retaining the ride comfort you're accustomed to.

    SPORT
    The most popular spring in H&R's line-up, Sport Springs will lower your vehicle an average of 1.5 - 2 inches (depending upon the make and model of your vehicle) for a lower center of gravity, improved handling and a more aggressive appearance. Sport springs feature a spring rate that is firmer than that of the OE Sport spring, but is still comfortable enough for daily use. Sport springs are an excellent choice for street and occasional track use.

    RACE
    For those that want the ultimate in handling¬čand an over-the-top, highly aggressive look-H&R Race Springs are the perfect solution. H&R Race Springs will lower your vehicle approximately 1.75-2.5 inches (depending on the make and model of your vehicle) and should be matched with high-quality, sport-tuned shock absorbers. H&R's new Triple C Camber Adjusters are also highly recommended. Race springs are best suited to racing and occasional street use. Ask your H&R Specialist for application guidelines.

    I think you'll be looking at around 25mm drop on the S3 with H&R's.
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    [Feb 15, 2004]
    I like the idea of the "OE Sport" springs!
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