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S3 lowering needed, need advice

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Sandip, Feb 13, 2007.

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    Want to lower my amk S3, any recommendations on what i could use for good comfort and handling? don't fancy coilovers, roads near me are bad! also i have i knocking noise from the front passenger side corner, louder when the car is NOT loaded, if its loaded theres no noise at all :think:
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    Any good advice would be good
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    Are you wanting a full kit or just springs? How many miles has the car done?
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    its done 87k, would want to get full kit really as the shocks might be a bit gone anyway
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    H&R springs with Bilstein dampers.

    Comfortable (not noticably harder than standard over potholes), lowers about 20-30mm, dampers are absolutelt perfectly damped and since there is no adjustment...you fit the lot and forget it.
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    how much would it be and what do u recommend?
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    thanks Ess Three:icon_thumright: any ideas what the knocking sound could be?
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    Cost? I'm not sure..it was over 3 years ago I had my stuff fitted.

    The knocking noise?...Hmm...
    No idea really...anti-roll bar bush maybe?
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    We can do that exact setup, which is the most popular with S3 owners, if your interested?
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    dpm, sounds good, how much and have you any idea what the knocking could be?
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    I'll PM you a price and as for the knocking, i'd say first thing to check would be the ARB.
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    cool, if the price is reasonable i'l b paying you a visit friday
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    dpm

    could you pm me the price for these as well please

    cheers
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    Me to please.
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    hey dpm tempt me into this setup , go on I know I want to and ive even got the rear tie bars sat in my room ready to go lol
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    DPM could you PM me a price for that setup too?

    Also for anyone with the setup, does it make the car "bouncy" at all? My experience with lowered cars has been they've been more bouncy over bumps than standard.

    Pete
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    Sounds like you've experienced too stiffly sprung springs and too weakly damped dampers - typical of cheap suspension kits, in my view.

    The H&R spring aren't bouncy when mated to Bilstein dampers.
    The dampers are the key to the S3s handling, as the standard efforts are pathetic even when new.

    An H&R/Bilstein set up will be stiffer for sure...but not noticably more harsh.
    It has a vice like grip on the suspension...both low and high speed damping is very good with no oscillating evident on high loading, long, fast corners.

    All in all, in my view, the perfect set up for a road S3.
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    You could possibly tempt me with the right price ? make me buy it please ?
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    All Pm's sent! :salute:
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    ooo you little tempter you thanks for the pm
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    can you PM me a price too
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    With all those pm's would it not just be easier to put the price on the thread?
    It will save anyone else asking for a pm
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    Can you please PM me a price as well please mate:friends:
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    :laugh:

    Give me a price to please ;)
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    is it the same kit for the 1.8t quattro? if so can i have a price too please
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    :laugh:

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    Can i have the price please. Also with the adjustable tie bars.

    Thanks
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    Damian,

    looks like a few people interested in the Bilsteins, H&R Springs and the Forge Tie-Bars. I think the prices are quite good, but the price of the forge tie bars is putting me off a bit.

    Would it be possible to work out some sort of group buy price for all 3 items?

    cheers

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    Yeah, the tie bars aren't cheap. The prices i've quoted do already have some discount but for all three items bought together i'll PM you another price!

    :meeting:
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    anyone else going for it ??? im 99 % there :)
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    Replied to your PM bud! :icon_thumright:
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    in for a penny in for a pound looks like im treating the old girl to some new bouncers lol
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    I need to buy an S3 first lol
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    When do you recommend changing them? My S3 is on 70k! Im interested too!
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    20,000 miles ago!
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    can you pm me a price too please
    thanks
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