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New Coilovers,Wheels and Plates ! (with pics)

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by olliea3, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. olliea3
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    So then people had a bit of a modding weekend again :p fitted my coilovers and pressed plates and somehow managed to straight swap my sport alloys with my mates a4 avant wheels lol , they are only temporary but for now they look nicer than standard sport wheels , the coilovers sit ok but im just waiting for them to settle so i can truly be lowww ! enjoy these pics and your comments are very welcome :p

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    Enjoy :)
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    Looks much better ,What coils are they and have you had the car re-aligned?
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    JOM Coilovers mate £199 next day delivery lol , what do you mean re-aligned ?
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    I have just aquired a set of coilovers for my SB and i have been told if i drop it low i will need a re-alignment .was just wondering .The last time i dropped a car was using lowering blocks years ago LOL.How long did it take you to fit them mate ?
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    i love the stance and the rear bumper but not a fan of the pressed plates - they stand out a little too much for me! Wheels also look much better :)

    If I were you id add in an s-line spoiler to finish the look :)
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    Looks nice mate! I remember when mine looked like that haha... Where your pressed plates from, ive got some but the font on yours looks cool :)
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    Did you fit the coilovers yourself mate?
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    as youve pulled the suspension apart you need to get it all re aligned, if you dont then there is a very good change the wheel alignment will be out and youll get accelerated un-even tyre wear
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    how is the ride with these coilovers?
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    little bouncy but very comftable for a daily drive , and yeh i had everything checked over after all was fine , the right hight isok at the minute but im waiting a week or so and they will have settled atleast another 10mm
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    Whose is the Focus Rs?
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    my dads :p lovely motor
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    Hate it. Hate Fords. :ninja:

    But OLlie your car looks much better!
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    Looking a lot better mate, seems yours coils wound down a little at the rear, than the front though. Wheels are actually quite a big improvement, look far better than the standard sport alloys not too sure about font of plates, but you like them and that's all that counts bro.

    I'm interested to hear how those coilovers settle in, I was going to buy some of the cheaper ones, but talk of uncomfortable ride kinda put me off. How do you rate them against your original suspension? Enquiring minds want to know, lol....
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    Looking good fella!

    Also interested to here the verdict on these coils...

    Would you say that the handling is improved? I believe the Sport and S-line are 10mm and 25mm lower than standard respectively.
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    to be honest its more comftable than my standard sport suspension , like i said its a little bouncy and i wouldnt take it on a track but as far as daily drive goes its perfect for , me ive had these on all 3 of my dubs now
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    keep the threads greased up on cheapo coilies! I assume you are going to slam it properly at some point when you get some proper wheels?
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    looks 1000% better mate very nice looking motor now wait for the coilovers to settle then she'll look sweet as the others said those wheels are much better than the nasty nasty sport wheels i changed mine within a week of owning my car lol keep us posted on the ride matey
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    you must know me lol :p dish to come
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    looks really nice on coilovers, good stuff ;)
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    if they dont friggin settle im chopping the springs haha
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    they will just give them a few days - a week they always do take a little while even just lowering springs take a while to settle
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    loving the black and white sig pics looking good dude
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    cheers mate , akoya silver always looks in in black and white :p
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    yeah it does ive done a few of mine in black and white that looks good also
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    [Mar 7, 2011]
    Whats next Oli?
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    a8 Monoblocks mate when a set comes out the wood works ! or maybe holstens with some custom center caps as the tsw ones are gash ! plus my 11 lights and hopefully air at somepoint , but i finish paying off my loan in january and this car has 130k on the clock now so not putting air on this , will be looing into a new a3 next year
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    What air ride setup do you want?
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    not even looked into it to be honest not with this car , like i say i had a loan to buy my first car 5 years ago and all my motors have come from that , this is just a stop gap until january when my loan finishes then ill use this as a deposite against may 07-08 170Q , really happy with the car and at 130k it feels brand new still , not gonna lie mate i had a sticker on my slammed bug saying bags r 4 fags :p lol
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    Fair enough lad.
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    think the sticker should have said coilovers are for people who cant afford air tho to be honest id love it !
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    Air ride is for winners.
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    i would love air but thats way out of my budget lol my car would look:ninja: on air tho
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    What's the average price for air then?
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    [Mar 9, 2011]
    £2000
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    exactly why i wouldnt put it on a 7year old car with 130k , never get ya money back lol
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    True. Your plates legal? I had similar ones on my mk1 golf and got fined £30 lol!
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    not sure to be honest lol
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    I wouldn't say there was an average price for air, it really depends on what kit you have, whether you have digital management or not, what size tank, number of compressors, size of the compressors etc the list goes on.
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