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Ride Quality

Discussion in 'RS3 Forum (8P & 8V Chassis)' started by Brodster, Jun 7, 2012.

  1. Brodster
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    Brodster Shark Performance in Scotland Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    [Jun 7, 2012]
    Hi guys

    Just thought I would post this on here. I've popped in from the S3 forum and would like your opinions on overall ride and handling on the 19" wheels as I have an opportunity to get a set of the 19s off a TTRS which are the same wheels as on the RS3. My S3 is Ibis White which I think looks great with the darker rotor wheels. Your views please guys.
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    Hi mate.
    RS3 suspension/chassis setup is like driving a different car compared to the S3.
    The ride on the RS3 is great - firm, supple damping but not rock solid.
    Be hard for RS3 owners to separate out the 19" wheel variable.
    they look great though, just wish the tyres could accommodate a squarer profile side wall, especially the rears.
    Good luck with the new purchase.
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    [Jun 7, 2012]
    i had an 11 S3 as a loan car till my car came

    I was shocked at how bad the S3s ride is compared to the RS3s especially as it has 19" rims and has a fraction of the body roll, theres no crashing or bouncing about like the S3 does and it doesnt get out of shape like the S3 does under heavy breaking

    i would imagine reducing the tyre wall deapth on the S3 will do nothing to improve the ride
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    Cheers for the heads up. I knew ride quality would be compromised. I have a set of H&R lowering springs coming if I go for the wheels. Just need to weigh up the pros and cons for them. And as they are a straight swap for my S3's wheels seems a good idea.
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