1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

S3 Hatchback/Sportback Rear Springs

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Sheltie333, Jun 21, 2014.

  1. Sheltie333
    Offline

    Sheltie333 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Jun 21, 2014]
    Hi Folks, I've had a rear spring pop on my 2010 3dr S3 . I'm needing a quick fix and have access to a 2010 5dr S3's rear spring. Apologies if this has been asked before or is a daft question ... will the rear spring from the 5dr be compatible with my 3dr?

    Cheers
    Jack
    #1
  2. Ads

    Ads

    [Sep 22, 2014]

  3. Muzza80
    Offline

    Muzza80 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2013
    Messages:
    606
    Likes Received:
    257
    [Jun 21, 2014]
    I'm pretty sure the Sportback is about 70kg heavier at the rear, I'd have to assume the standard rear springs are different to compensate?
    #2
  4. Marshy
    Offline

    Marshy Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2013
    Messages:
    799
    Likes Received:
    173
    [Jun 21, 2014]
    Without checking with a dealer the only thing you could do is check the colours on your 3 dr spring and compare the colour to the spring your looking to buy.
    #3
  5. Sheltie333
    Offline

    Sheltie333 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Jun 21, 2014]
    Thanks for the replies guys. Muzza80, that was my concern, I couldn't find any evidence online that said the 2 are different so I thought I may have been lucky, but best to be safe rather than sorry. Marshy, thats a good idea, I will see if the seller can do that for me.
    #4
  6. Marshy
    Offline

    Marshy Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2013
    Messages:
    799
    Likes Received:
    173
    [Jun 21, 2014]
    Unless someone on here wod look under their sportback and see what colours are on theirs.
    I'm at work or I would've.
    #5
  7. Sheltie333
    Offline

    Sheltie333 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2010
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    2
    [Jun 23, 2014]
    Thanks Marshy, I've bitten the bullet and gone for a new one due to needing the car asap. However it would be interesting to see if they are the same, if you could let me know next time you've been under the car that would be great, I have 3 purple dots.

    Nice S3 btw, would love to treat mine with a Stage 2+ down the line, have you found it to be a large improvement?
    #6
  8. Marshy
    Offline

    Marshy Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2013
    Messages:
    799
    Likes Received:
    173
    [Jun 23, 2014]
    Well mate I've just been out and looked for you and mine has 3 purple dots too.
    So obviously the same springs on sportback and hatch.
    Loving stage 2+ everytime I drive it I'm amazed!
    Unbelievable that you run something with that power and still easily achieve 30mpg when driven quick but sensibly.
    #7

Share This Page