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My overdue progress/picture thread: Now with Sprint Blue S3 content

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by smurfworth, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. smurfworth

    smurfworth Well-Known Member
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    In "storage" as i like to call it

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    Been offered some different coilovers too hence the possible halt on them going on
     
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    Ooooo whats the other suspension !?
     
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    Hmmm yea I thought it would be around half the miles per tank lol. Thanks for the info....still can't decide whether to put a bigger turbo on the TDI or get an S3 myself. Ohhh and get them fat fives on the S3! :p
     
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  5. smurfworth

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    Possibly some ultralows :whip:

    I had the same thoughts with my tdi, glad I didn't as the s3 is so much more special. Tbh, if your worried about the fuel side of things as i was, it's really rather good when you don't thrash it. I've seen 30mpg on several occasions now, obviously not in traffic, but for the power you get I can't complain. My biggest worry was the fuel consumption, but I'm glad I've done what I have now.
     
  6. jaye2992

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    Suppose I best test drive one! Doesn't sound too bad then as I use about half a tank a week. Cheers :) I will be keeping an eye out for when you have coilovers on :D
     
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    The only thing you can't do in the s3 which you could in the a3 is think.. Ah, I've only got a 1/4 of a tank left.. Ah is alright, that'll get me to work and back each day this week. 1/4 of a tank will probably get you to a petrol station in the s3 haha.

    nothings set in stone yet, but I'd love to have some ultralows.
     
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    Haha the last quarter always seems to go quickly anyway! Part of the fun I suppose...free wheel to the petrol station ;) ah I see....ultralows would be awesome.
     
  9. smurfworth

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    These arrived today straight off GuyJ's awesome S3

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    110mm H&R ultralow coilovers, should give me more than enough adjustment to play with :thrash:

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    The size of the dampers on these things are unreal, they use bilstein dampers too!

    Basically some info if you've no idea what they are:

     
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  10. leeds2592

    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    Liked these on your Instagram last night, looking forward to seeing them on.

    When you planning getting them fitted/fitting them?
     
  11. smurfworth

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    You and me both then! Looking forward to getting the fat fives on too then I can make up my mind if I like it or not.

    No idea on fitting, sometime soon I'm sure though, within the next few weeks I'd say.
     
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    I want some of these! Can't wait to see what they look like. How much adjustment do they have?
     
  13. smurfworth

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    Well, the measurements are taken from SE spec height so where normal coilovers for an SE drop from 10-65mm these drop from 50-110mm.

    So by my calculations the s3 lowering range is between 10-70mm where normal s3 coilovers drop the s3 from 10-40mm.

    There's various kits available, even a 140mm kit from stillstatic but I was told they start off too low to be used as a daily.
     
  14. leeds2592

    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    Don't think I've ever seen Fat Fives on an S3 so should be interesting, in a good way.

    How low you looking to go on them? On the lowest, will they tuck?
     
  15. smurfworth

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    I have only ever seen it once on an s3, not stupidly low, just a tad lower than my a3 was.

    Tuck the rim or the tyre? As far as I know it should tuck all of the tyre and a bit of the rim on the lowest setting.
     
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    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    They can definitely go low enough then haha. How low you aiming to go?
     
  17. smurfworth

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    Yeah man, they go lower than you'll ever need, but the point in ultralows is not to run them as low as they go because as you probably know the lower you have coilovers the more uncomfy they are. As a result they apparently remain really comfy because they aren't bottoming out all the time.

    I'm pretty sure they are bilstien b8 dampers as they look really similar.

    I'd like it slightly lower than my A3 was, but I always hated that I couldn't go lower with the AP's.
     
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    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    Yeh, that's why I'm thinking, when I get my 8L S3, to go with FK's that apparently go 110mm and have them half-three quarters of the way down rather than maxing out other coilovers that only got 50mm.

    I've heard that even when really low, they still retain a good ride.

    Exactly how I felt with my AP's, if they just went 10mm or so lower, they'd have been perfect.
     
  19. Compkiler

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    Wird, my AP's are extremly low.... i couldnt even get my wheels aligned yesterday as the car wouldnt go on the ramp so had to take it somewhere else lol!
     
  20. smurfworth

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    Yeah but that's 110mm with the helpers removed, and as a result not much damper travel and a higher wear rate because it's working outside of the parameters it was designed to work at.

    FK's are dreadful and you'll hate them if you've had AP's, damper fail all the time and the knock and bang.

    As you know, don't cheap out on suspension, if your planning to keep it a long time get something decent.

    Send an email to stillstatic and see if they do a kit for the 8L, they should do, they'll cost a lot but decent suspension isn't cheap and as you know you get what you pay for.

    I had JOM's on my 8L, which are built the same as the FK's, and they were absolutely dreadful. Great for going low, but bounces all over the place.

    Suspension recommendations is a hard one, people seem to only reccomend what they've had, it's like I always say, I'm sure sleeping on the floor is comfy if you've never experienced sleeping in a bed.
     
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    Upload a photo and I'll tell you if it's low enough for my liking or not :)
     
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  23. Jonathaan

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    Id imagine you will need to notch the chasis?

    When i had VMAXX on mine and were all way down on front the drive shaft was rubbing on the chasis,
     
  24. smurfworth

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    According to GuyJ no, and at one point he had them with 10mm of threads left.

    I don't want it that low anyway, 10mm lower than the AP's will do me fine.
     
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    Happy days then fella, looking forward to seeing it.

    How you finding the Petrol compared to thee good old TDi?
     
  26. leeds2592

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    Wouldn't want to go that low anyway, sump would have no chance!

    I know, just wish the AP's went lower on the 8L as well because I'd buy them in a heart beat but they look even higher on 8L's. Was looking at the FK Silverline X and FK Konigsport which don't tend to get as much bad press. The Konigsports use Koni dampers so will be miles better than the cheapo FK's.

    You're 100% spot on this that comment.
     
  27. smurfworth

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    Few bits arrived in preparation for fitting the ultra lows this weekend, and my torque wrench also arrived which i got brand new on ebay for £20, bit of a bargain and should help with cleaning the inside of the wheels as the brakes on the S3 are huge compared to the tdi.

    Ordered a De wiper glass blank which I've been on about ordering one for at least 2 years now, better late than never i suppose.
    Also got a strut spreader tool and new m14 nylock nuts for the coilovers.

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    Whats the De wiper glass blank? I,ve not seen this before.
     
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    People remove the rear wiper and fit a small rubber grommet in the hole to seal it. Some people prefer the back without a wiper as they say its cleaner looking.
     
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    Got it, cheers
     
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    That but its glass and looks nicer than a rubber grommet. Considering i hate the rear wiper and never use it i want it gone.

    take a look at some of the pics: Heckwischerabdeckung aus Glas - Glaskappen / Stopfen von gecleant.de - Heckwischerabdeckung, Blindstopfen, Kappe, Glasstopfen, De-wiper, Plug, Grommet, Cap
     
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    Is that were you bought the blank from mate? I've been after one for a while.
     
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    Yes buddy, think it was around £22 with the cleaner adhesive and shipping. Took about a week to arrive.
     
  34. leeds2592

    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    Hurry up and get the coilovers fitted ;)
     
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    Not bad, same height as my a3 was by the looks of things though.
     
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    Sitting just right IMO! Any more would look a bit chavy for me. Horses for courses and all that but a decent looking Audi doesn't need to look like a boy racer drives it lol... It's a classy car and a top of the range model of its class. That's enough for me :)
     
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    Saying that, I keep having people tell me to get the back and rear side windows tinted lol... I don't want it to look stupid or boy racery.... Yet when I have a look on autotrader, **** loads of new ones as well old have it done...
     
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    However, your missing the point, having coilovers wound all the way down makes them so much more uncomfy than having them all the way up. Having the ultralows is about having them set quite high so it keeps the comfort, yet it'll still be low, and I like the fact that if you ever took it to a show or got 19 inch wheels you could drop it lower. Just because you hav coilovers doesn't mean you've gotta have them wound all the way down..

    That's because it was an optional extra.. I'm not a huge fan as it makes it look like a van and I'd like the front windows tinted really but it's illegal.
     
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    awesome cheers mate!
     
  41. smurfworth

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    Why people never put S3's on fat fives i'll never know :wub:

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    Those wheels look ace on your car. Perfect colour scheme.
     

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