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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Ash B, Jan 3, 2009.

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    Hi all

    Most of you, probably seen i have new alloys on my car. But really need to lower it. I dont know any thing about lowering a car what brand to go for, how many mm i should go down by etc. As i dont want any rubbing issues. If some one could give me some advice Thanks


    Here some photo:

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    Also Can i lower the front more then the back etc? Ride needs to be sitting right Thanks

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    I would go for coilovers pal, then you can set the height to just what you want front and rear. If you go for lowering springs you get what your given
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    Coilovers yes. If you got a spare £1k, free fitting on KW V3s from AMD I believe.
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    The KW v3's are mint but quite expensive, I ran eibach PPS on my mk5 Golf GTi and they were brilliant for the money about 600quid I think, better ride and comfort than std. Sayin that by the time you've paid for fitting your gettin near the KW money:o.k:
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    Hi thanks for the reply 'JustCharlie' & 'N8KOW'.
    Coilovers would be best but right now i dont have a spare £1k probably wont in till around july or june. :keule: Any other ideas? Or can i get Coilovers for a lower price?

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    Urrrm yours isnt quattro is it Ash cause I have 30mm eibach pro's for quattro 4 weeks old, that would drop them lovely

    Also where are those rs6 wheels?
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    Simplest and cheapest for looks only will be swap the springs out for something like the Eibach but it won't do anything much for your handling and may cause the OEM dampers to wear more quickly.

    Next up is to change for some shorter reach stiffer dampers to compliment the springs, there are several options available.

    A good combo of ride height and handling as well as good for everyday driving without doing your back in would be the Koni FSD combined with the Eibach spring.

    Coilovers will give you adjustable ride height but do come and a price and judging by your comments probably a price you can't really afford.
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    Also if buying used make sure you buy the right setup - For a TDi you need TDi springs as the nose weight is greater.

    How about a set of OEM sport stuff from an S-Line or something that someone has removed.
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    The s-line stuff would be pretty good going to have to look around now
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    Hi Stu thanks for that mate. So far the Koni FSD combined with the Eibach spring. looking good a one. Where can i buy them? Know how much they actually cost.


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    Nope not a quattro otherwise would have them. The Rs6 Alloys are in my Shed.

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    A few guys on the Golf forum have tried Jamex coilies and they're not too bad. On the mk5, they weren't that hard a ride and didnt handle all to bad.

    I think they are about £300ish with 1 years gurantee...

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Jamex-Coilove...14&_trkparms=72:1301|66:2|65:12|39:1|240:1318

    I'm sure a 50mm drop will be good enough..

    it may be worth researching into these but i was actually going to buy a set of jamex for my previous golf (But a branded set came up cheap so i bought them!)

    Has anyone else used these ?
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    Alright Kaz...Nice one for looking that up for me. Yeah had a good look over the Golf Forum few people seem to have them and that Jamex Coilies seem to be getting good feedback for the price they are at. Will do a bit more research thanks for that. How much you reckon i should drop the front and the back? As i dont want any rubbing issues or any thing. much appreciated ashley


    Nice one for that Stu for the price dont look to bad. And seeing you had them on both of your cars must be pretty good. How the car handling and every thing after they were fitted? much appreciated ashley

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    The main thing with the FSD's and the reason they are more expensive than other shock absorbers is the technology they use - Frequency Selective Damping (FSD).

    http://www.koni.com/190.html

    It gives you the best of both worlds - tight handling when you need it but without the bone shaking normally associated with lowered/stiffened suspension.
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    Janspeed or soemthing like that are a uk supplier of them and they give guaratees - If you were thinking Jamex, may be worth contacting them :D
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    Ash just give Damian a shout at dpm, I got my fsd's from there, very helpful indeed Ash, recommend anyday & he does many different suspension kits/setups
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    COILOVERSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
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    Sorry for jumping in on this thread but I’m also interested in lowering my 1.9tdi sport ’05 Sportback and was wondering if anybody can answer my question….

    I only want to buy springs and have looked at Eibach but there’s one thing bothering me. On JKM website (link posted earlier) there is no distinction between SE, Sport, or S-line. By my crude measurement the ‘SE’ models are at least 30mm higher than my ‘Sport’ and a workmates Sportback 2.0tdi ‘S-line’ is approx 10mm lower than mine.


    The Sportback application for my category (1.9TDI) is -30mm but has anybody a clue what that’s based on given it also includes petrol cars that could be SE’s?? :huh:

    <<1.4 TFSI, 1.6 automatic gear box, 2.0 FSI, 1.9 TDI (CODE: E10-15-007-06-22)>>

    Sorry if I’m missing something but im confused? :ermm:
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    Thanks for that Kaz will contact them


    Nigel thanks for that mate. Have Pm Daminan to see what he can do. Thanks

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    Yeah the springs height reductions are based on the standard model height in all cases. If i bought -30mm springs for my S line chances are it might actually higher it!:)
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    Hi Paul i would contact them and then maybe they can tell you which product would be best for your Sportsback Sport. My SE is a Petrol


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