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Recommend me a shock and spring combo

WorkInProgress Jan 30, 2013

  1. WorkInProgress

    WorkInProgress Member

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    Finally got my EBay bargain A3 through it's MOT today :D

    Replaced the front wishbones but it's still a bit clunky over bumps, any ideas what to change next?

    I'm looking for some recommendations for a spring and shock combo, it's my daily so looking to lower about 35/40mm. Had Konis on my last car and couldn't fault them, not looking to spend that much this time though. Not looking for coilovers.

    It's a 5dr 1.8t Sport.

    Cheers,

    Rob
     
  2. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    I've Vogt be honest mate, I read that you dont want them, but f I wnted to lower an a3 for daily use by 35-40mm on a budget, I'd go with Jamex / jom coilovers every time.

    Set at a sensible ride height, the ride remains very good indeed they're cheap as chips, and easy to fit.

    The ride from my £200 Jamex back in the day was better than my £350 weitec shock n spring kit at the same ride height.
     
  3. WorkInProgress

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    Cheers Prawn, I think I'm just a bit old fashioned, I'll have a look at some cheaper coilover options.
    Any ideas what else I should look at to sort the clunky noises? ARB bushes?
     
  4. sportquattro

    sportquattro Active Member

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    Bilstein and Eibach always a good bet
     
  5. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    This statement, does not conform with this request:


    So on that basis, I'm out :laugh:
     
  6. WorkInProgress

    WorkInProgress Member

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    Think I'll give the Jamex a go folks, look good value and will certainly be better than what's on the car just now.
     
  7. Blackcupraa

    Blackcupraa Member Team Ibis VCDS Map User Audi S3

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    Possibly the droplinks?
     
  8. WorkInProgress

    WorkInProgress Member

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    I've not had a chance this week to get under it, will have a look at the weekend. They're easy to do aren't they?
     
  9. S3quatt

    S3quatt Flat Oot like a ducks Foot VCDS Map User

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    Clunking could be the strut top bushes / bearings.

    Replace them with the LCR ones if you do replace them.
    Firms it up nicely!
     
  10. Blackcupraa

    Blackcupraa Member Team Ibis VCDS Map User Audi S3

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    Easy peasy Lemon Squeezy, cheap to.
     

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