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S3 owners: How often do you scrape your bottoms.....

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Twizzler, Nov 20, 2007.

  1. Twizzler

    Twizzler Active Member

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    ...on speed humps?
     
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    Spin140 Well-Known Member

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    Its never happened yet and I don't think the car is excessively low, why do you ask ?
     
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    never on a bump, but as per my recent post, I scraped the underside of the splitter on a very steep drive way.
     
  5. Twizzler

    Twizzler Active Member

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    Curiosity really. I often see great gouges out of the humps and just wondered if s3s had any problem with them. I saw on another thread that sportlines were lower than se and s3 were lower than sportbacks etc. Some of the humps in my local Homebase car park are about 5 inches high and present a major obstacle to mine let alone lower ones.
     
  6. Amchlolor

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    My sportback S-line cn sometimes leave metal on speedbumps, especially when loaded.
    Gives you a helluva scare.
    I have two choices really.
    Avoid that route, or take them very slowly.
    Which is the idea, after all...........
    Pisses me off when I see 4x4 drivers flying over them, TBH.
     
  7. Twizzler

    Twizzler Active Member

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    One thing I miss about my Citroen HDI - coming off a ferry etc I just moved the lever to the high position and the car body lifted itself another 4 inches higher avoiding all obstacles.
     
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    I heard/read Citroen are sacking that suspension though?
     
  9. Twizzler

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    I don't have any info on that. Its evolved thru many incarnations over the years and provided the car is looked after is very reliable and extremely comfortable. I bought the SE because it's the most comfy of the A3 range. But, even this is like driving a park bench compared to the Citroen.
     
  10. Amchlolor

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    I'm sure I read it's a cost thing.
    Citroen reckon modern, but conventional, suspension can be made just as comfy, cheaper.
     
  11. Twizzler

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    I'm sure your correct re cost. There were metal pipes running in every direction in the engine bay and under the car. Must have increased the build time considerably.
     
  12. Amchlolor

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    The French, in general, seem to know a thing or two about suspension.
    They seem to be able to combine ride quality with handling really well.
    I've driven umpteen Renaults and Peugeots that have had a comfy ride, but without being wobbly on corners.
    My S-line has an awful ride, it really does.
    Terrible rebound damping means my head 'pings' towards the headlining after every bump/dip.
    If I had hair, it would be ruined.
    At the risk of being accused of banging on about my new car, the ride is definitely better, but without compromising handling.
    Despite 265/30 tyres on 19" rims...
     
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    Back to the thread..... ;)
    No scrapes for me either, it's certainly not as low as the 8L version.
     
  14. JamS3

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    Nor me and Iv'e just had mine lowered today and been over some bumps with no scraping..
     

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