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S3 Suspension Options and opinions (non coilover please)

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by MUSH, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. MUSH
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    MUSH MUSH Developments Ltd.

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    As the title suggests really, what you got and whats your opinion of it.

    Ive currently got FK Highsport Silverline Edition coilovers fitted. I chose them as they were immenseon my old mk2 20vt. However i dont know whether im getting old or what but theyre just not cutting the mustard on the S3. Far too firm for the roads where i live and instead of blasting down the B roads im cringing for the next bump!

    So ill be moving over to a more compliant shock and spring combo with a modest 25-30mm drop. They will have 400+bhp pushing them along so any options for that power preferred. Ill be giving Damian @DPM a buzz soon also
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  2. s3 Hoggy
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    s3 Hoggy Whats going on???

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    I can only speak for my set up which is Koni FSD shocks and H&R springs. It is firm but not crashy at all, I would definately recommend the set up
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    Bilstein B8's and Eibach springs reaconed by many to be to best setup for the S3 and I have to say I love them to bits on mine since fitted last August a very effective upgrade over standard.
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    Got Eibachs fitted the other week on standard springs feels good heres a picture of mine

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    dropped a bit lower in the rear compared to the front but im hoping it levels out once the springs are broken in!
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    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Same here :icon_thumright:
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    MUSH MUSH Developments Ltd.

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    Cheers so far, ill look into them! ;)
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    jcs356 Brum brum

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    I am going to go for the Bilstein B12 kit at some point soon as the OE dampers are shot and the ABT sportline springs won't last another MOT.
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  8. MUSH
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    Theyre at the top of my list, but theyre damn £££££
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    Agreed, but worth the investment. Keeping my eyes peeled for any special offers, current best price I've seen is around the £625 mark.
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    [Dave B] Rrrrrrrr-tech

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    These are on my shopping list for this year, so please let us know how you get on and what the ride height looks like afterwards :thumbsup:
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    Alex C Well-Known Member

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    there are quite a few of us on here with Bilstein B8s and either H&R (25mm) or Eibach (30mm?) and we all swear by them. I have the H&Rs and they are great but i have heard that the Eibachs not as hard as the H&Rs... so maybe the Eibachs would be better for you if you chose a similar route...?
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    B12 kit all the way if you can push for it Nic, just drop me a text or call though mate :icon_thumright:

    Damian @ DPM Performance
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    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator

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    The B12 Pro-Kit has eibach springs anyway, and is the perfect setup for a road car IMO.
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    Just sent you an email Damian...
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    Dane Faster than a V12 Q7

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    Tuffty and I run b8's and Apex springs, great combo

    On rstt's

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    And on avus'

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    Aye will do mate ;)
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