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*S3 Owners* What Uprated Suspension?

Rob-Quattro Dec 11, 2011

  1. Rob-Quattro

    Rob-Quattro Member

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    As it says in the title, what uprated suspension are you S3 owners using (other than coilovers or airbags)?

    What kind of drop did you get and what handling setups are you using? Anyone done camber etc like the R32 chaps do?
     
  2. brough74

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    Just H&R springs which are minus 25mm and a bit more toe in
     
  3. Boydie

    Boydie S3 8V DSG VCDS Map User

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    H&R 25mm springs and H&R ARB's
     
  4. Rob-Quattro

    Rob-Quattro Member

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    Cheers chaps but I should have made it clearer, as I don't have the S3 suspension as standard I was after shock and springs setups not just springs :keule:
     
  5. Scott

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    Sorry to go a bit OT, but those of you with springs and standard shocks, how are you finding it? I'm thinking of going for H&R springs with a 30mm drop on the GTI when it arrives, but worried about making handling worse/bouncy ride due to shocks etc

    Rob, I know you specifically mentioned "other than coilovers" but I can definitely recommend Weitec coilovers after running them for 2 and a half years.
     
  6. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea Team Ibis Audi S3 Black Edition DSG

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    Very difficult to talk about dropping the suspension and uprating in the same sentence. It might look cool in Tesco's carpark or even be better on the track if you want to spend a huge amount of money but it will never be uprating on the road.
     
  7. Scott

    Scott Well-Known Member

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    Uprating on the road as in what sense? Handling? Or comfort/ride quality?
     
  8. Rob-Quattro

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    The car handles fine now but I want it to handle the same with a slight drop. As for looking good in a car park I'm not just lowering it for show, I do drive my car how it should be used but would like it tightened for track so H&R ARBs are also being done but want it all done at the same time so I don't have to have the 4 wheel alignment done twice. Thanks Scott, I really can't be dealing with the hassle of coilovers again, plus I would lower them too much and loose the handling I want.
     
  9. Boydie

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    Get the H&R cup kit then - springs and shocks!
     
  10. MartayMcFly

    MartayMcFly Booooooost VCDS Map User Gold Supporter

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    I'm just on H&R springs for now, as a quick and very cheap short term solution to avoid new wheels making the car look raised, but the ride isn't fantastic. With standard shock constantly in slight compression you lose the first inch of bump absorption. Once the brakes and wheels go on, once the snow/cold goes away, and maybe once I've pout a deposit on a house, I'll probably look at getting Bilstein B8 shocks (a strong 8L favourite combination). I don't want the compromise of coil-overs since I don't have any need for their adjustability, might look into getting the H&R shocks to match the springs.

    And, also, definitely get the H&R ARBs, they sort the rolling and cut out a lot of understeer too.
     

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