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S3 now on H&R lowering springs

nervus Jun 11, 2014

  1. nervus

    nervus Well-Known Member

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    I fitted my H&R lowering springs today (supplied by GNJ motorsprt who provided an exceptional service - thanks again Graeme!!!)

    It took me approx. 3 hrs as im an amateur and needed to go for a couple of specialist tools (14mm spline drive bit and a hub/ strut spreader totalling £20).

    Anyhow, i was sceptical 20mm wouldnt be enough of a drop but it looks absolutely spot on!!! Low enough but not chavvy low! The springs are marginally stiffer but the ride when just cruising is very similar to the stock springs. Only when pushing on do you notice the springs get stiffer under hard cornering load which massively improves the dynamics of the chassis.

    Understeer is dramatically reduced and the car corners more flat with body roll vertually eliminated. Also, the springs can be fitted without tampering with any of the the adjustable geometry components so struts etc are a straight swap out and re-locate in the same position.

    The additional 20mm drop must have changed the geometry settings but im confident it tracks true and straight. ill get it checked at next oppotunity. Well impressed though and will be getting some new MTM Bimoto wheels and spacers soon!

    very very happy!
     
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  2. J6YAK

    J6YAK Well-Known Member

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    Good lad best get some pics up soon then.

    I'm on the verge of ordering some myself.
     
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  3. nervus

    nervus Well-Known Member

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    You wont regret them J6YAK stance is perfect! I'm getting the chrome windows and grill replaced with black trim now so will post pics when complete :)

    BTW - if anyone wants any guidance on fitting themselves just PM me!
     
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    How you going about the removal of the chrome fella?
     
  5. Silky-S3

    Silky-S3 Is loving his new 8V S3!

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    Sounds awesome!
     
  6. Don76

    Don76 Well-Known Member

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    Any pics yet fella?
     
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    Bain0 Active Member

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    This thread is worthless without pics..
     
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    I just want VWracing to huury up and release their springs they've been in development for months on their Golf R safety car so they should be set up perfectly.

    Cant imagine H&R putting as much effort into the R&D for this car. Something to consider for all those wanting to lower with improved handling ;)
     
  9. Fiddie

    Fiddie Active Member

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    What about the pics??
     
  10. ahyeah

    ahyeah New Member

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    Pics plz
     
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    care meter

    don't care.....x...........................................................................care without pics
     
  12. visionthing

    visionthing Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Had H&R lowering springs installed today in my S3....

    Before

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    After

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    Ride quality imo is as good as before and less body roll when cornering. :thumbsup:
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2014
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  13. nervus

    nervus Well-Known Member

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    push it hard, less understeer, backend actually goes first :o.k:
     
  14. Fiddie

    Fiddie Active Member

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    Do you have Magnetic Ride? I heard with Magnetic Ride is about 1' up than normal shocks.
     
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    visionthing Active Member VCDS Map User

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  16. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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    Come on get some pics up - the Chrome window surrounds are the one thing I don't like about the new S3
     
  17. nervus

    nervus Well-Known Member

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    LOL - Car has been back and forward to dealers as MMI is fecked amd keeps needing resetting, now needs a new unit and they've had it for 3 days now! I'll get some up as soon as its back! Will probably be Wednesday as im in Ireland Monday/ Tuesday!

     
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