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S3 lowering needed, need advice

Sandip Feb 13, 2007

  1. Sandip

    Sandip Well-Known Member Team Nogaro Blue

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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:
     
  2. Sandip

    Sandip Well-Known Member Team Nogaro Blue

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    Any good advice would be good
     
  3. DPM

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    Are you wanting a full kit or just springs? How many miles has the car done?
     
  4. Sandip

    Sandip Well-Known Member Team Nogaro Blue

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    its done 87k, would want to get full kit really as the shocks might be a bit gone anyway
     
  5. Ess_Three

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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.
     
  6. Sandip

    Sandip Well-Known Member Team Nogaro Blue

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    how much would it be and what do u recommend?
     
  7. Sandip

    Sandip Well-Known Member Team Nogaro Blue

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    thanks Ess Three:icon_thumright: any ideas what the knocking sound could be?
     
  8. Ess_Three

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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?
     
  9. DPM

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    We can do that exact setup, which is the most popular with S3 owners, if your interested?
     
  10. Sandip

    Sandip Well-Known Member Team Nogaro Blue

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    dpm, sounds good, how much and have you any idea what the knocking could be?
     
  11. DPM

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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.
     
  12. Sandip

    Sandip Well-Known Member Team Nogaro Blue

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    cool, if the price is reasonable i'l b paying you a visit friday
     
  13. DPM

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    :icon_thumright:
     
  14. 347

    347 Active Member Team Daytona VCDS Map User Audi S3 DSG

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    dpm

    could you pm me the price for these as well please

    cheers
     
  15. scib4

    scib4 Beep-Beep!

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    Me to please.
     
  16. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

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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
     
  17. icecavern

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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
     
  18. Ess_Three

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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.
     
  19. Jasdent

    Jasdent Mahonee

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    You could possibly tempt me with the right price ? make me buy it please ?
     
  20. DPM

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    All Pm's sent! :salute:
     
  21. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

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    ooo you little tempter you thanks for the pm
     
  22. DPM

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    :happy:
     
  23. jonS3

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    can you PM me a price too
     
  24. DPM

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  25. S3Steve

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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
     
  26. brucelee1973

    brucelee1973 New Member

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    Can you please PM me a price as well please mate:friends:
     
  27. S3Andy

    S3Andy Member

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    :laugh:

    Give me a price to please ;)
     
  28. a3 turbp

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    is it the same kit for the 1.8t quattro? if so can i have a price too please
     
  29. DPM

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    :laugh:

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  30. bioharry

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

    Thanks
     
  31. jonS3

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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

    Jon
     
  32. DPM

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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:
     
  33. fingermouse

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    anyone else going for it ??? im 99 % there :)
     
  34. DPM

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    Replied to your PM bud! :icon_thumright:
     
  35. fingermouse

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    in for a penny in for a pound looks like im treating the old girl to some new bouncers lol
     
  36. icecavern

    icecavern New Member

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    I need to buy an S3 first lol
     
  37. nicklght

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    When do you recommend changing them? My S3 is on 70k! Im interested too!
     
  38. DPM

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    20,000 miles ago!
     
  39. Lynne-s3

    Lynne-s3 New Member

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    can you pm me a price too please
    thanks
     
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