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Need advice a3 - coilovers

madluke May 14, 2009

  1. madluke

    madluke In pursuit of audiness:)

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  2. Boydie

    Boydie S3 8V DSG VCDS Map User

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    what brand are they mate? i cant access that in work :(

    Coilovers I would advise you to look at:

    Budget style:

    vmaxx - contact DPM off the site (I know several boys who run these and are very happy with them)

    Mid range:

    FK Highsport/silverline ( I have these and cannot fault them at all)
    Weitec

    High Range:

    KW V1/V2/V3 (I will have these in my next car or eibachs!)
    Eibach
    Weitec
     
  3. gixxer600k4

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    i cant seem to find a make of them. the company is called hot tuning, the coilovers come with a two year warranty n are only £300 they look pretty decent but i would always be worried about buying these so cheaply, have a look here.

    https://www.dpmperformance.co.uk/a3-8p-coilovers-c-1924_1941_2002.html

    these are different coilovers from dpm, they do JOM and V-Maxx which start at £390 and i would be more willing to pay the extra money knowing where i got it from, damian from dpm will be able to help you out a lot. he is on here, and no doubt will be reply to your thread shortly! i got my springs from there, was not too sure with what ones to get and damian and all the guys helped me out a lot.
     
  4. Don76

    Don76 Well-Known Member

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    I bought these coilovers from hottuning about 4 months ago.
    So far, I can't fault them - They're quite firm and bouncy - But then I've
    wound mine down to about -70/-80 mm (And they'll go further yet)

    When I bought 'em they were on "best offer" on the bay.
    Offered £250 and they accepted!

    It should be said that mine is a TDI 140 - So it doesn't get driven all that fast. If you're looking for fast road / race set up then I'd be forking out more dough and looking elsewhere.
     
  5. madluke

    madluke In pursuit of audiness:)

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    gixxer did you go to see them?? how much did you pay for fitting? I got coils from hottunnig but they are very stiff and hard and got noise from back like squeeking. any suggestions what shall i do? i do not have massive money to spend

    thats how it looks like now

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Don76

    Don76 Well-Known Member

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    I've also got this noise after fitting mine.
    99.9% sure it's the drop-links as they can't cope with the stress of lowness.

    I'm replacing mine shortly and will let you know if this solves....

    For info, they're only £20 the pair.
     
  7. Boydie

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    what, drop links??

    i would buy universal adjustable droplinks from whiteline (or buy them from demon tweeks)

    the squeeking from the rear could be trim but check the bottom of the shocks as they can leak

    my fk's leaked and got them replaced
     
  8. N8

    N8 Kowalski Details VCDS Map User

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    If your on a budget get weitecs, if you got money/wanna save KWs.
     
  9. madluke

    madluke In pursuit of audiness:)

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    don76 can you let me know after you've put these droplinks on. n8kow what would you do with my current coils if you were in my positon? btw anybody got experience with weitecs?
     
  10. Don76

    Don76 Well-Known Member

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    The squeeking noise I'm suffering from aint trim related.
    It's defo mechanical.
    I've read a few peeps having issues with drop links after major lowering.
    But i'm gonna get the shocks inspected when it's next on the ramp.
     
  11. vw754

    vw754 vorsprung Durch Technik

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    very usefull post,ive lowered mine on apex springs,nice drop im getting a silent knock/tap on the front only when coming off a speedhump......wonder if its anything do with droplinks:uhm:
     
  12. 10blazin

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    i have a slight squeek when goin over bumps to it really peevs me off .....i may have to get mine checked
     
  13. madluke

    madluke In pursuit of audiness:)

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    i got that noise on slow speeds its like legs sliding in the bath:)) very often. not only on speed bumps. i put some w40 to check and still noise is there. the same when i stop the car put and keep pushing car down on the back i can hear is that annoying noise...
     
  14. madluke

    madluke In pursuit of audiness:)

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    i got that noise on slow speeds its like legs sliding in the bath:)) very often. not only on speed bumps. i put some w40 to check and still noise is there. the same when i stop the car put and keep pushing car down on the back i can hear is that annoying noise...
     

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