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S3 suspension upgrades

klauster Aug 21, 2007

  1. klauster

    klauster Well-Known Member

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    As the title suggests, I am looking into sharpening up the suspension, while the car handles well, its not a patch on my old R32, so I thinking if Im going to keep it, I will need to get something sorted.

    Anyone done anything to theirs yet, or heard of any solutions...?

    Obivously I can replace the entire suspension, but whatabout just ARB's?

    Im interested in hearing any suggestions
     
  2. Boydie

    Boydie Guest

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    Are you wanting to go lower?

    I would suggest FK Silverline X coilovers which are stainless steel, height and dampening adjustable

    people will say to get KW varient 3's but trust me, FK's ARE KW's but cheaper!!

    I am sure there will eventually be thicker anti roll bars provided by the likes of H&R, neuspeed or eibach which would stiffen it up a bit

    what about strut braces?
     
  3. a3norwich

    a3norwich Not anymore - Back 2 BMW (shh)

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    I remember a guy in Oz did some extensive suspension mods to his S3 not too long ago. Try a search. I guess all the kit he used is available over here...
     
  4. IH786

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    Take a look here:

    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?t=43258

    Look like the whole kit makes a massive difference. However it is not cheap! I googled the shocks and the only place that i could find in the UK had them for well over £1000. Hoever the H&R kit only costs about £250 i think:icon_thumright:
     
  5. a3norwich

    a3norwich Not anymore - Back 2 BMW (shh)

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    D'oh beat me to it; just found the link too!!! :)
     
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  7. klauster

    klauster Well-Known Member

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  9. jonnyc

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    Hey

    I wouldn't mind a Pm with info on availability and prices etc also..

    Thanks

    Jonny
     
  10. klauster

    klauster Well-Known Member

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    pm'd fella
     
  11. stuartcalder

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    I agree totally. Although my S3 has many good attributes it doesn't handle nearly as well as my son's old R32 or my recent M3 - the bumpy corners are a real problem. I've heard that Kim Collins of QST is the man, and I'm going to phone him for advice. I'll let you know how it goes.
     
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  13. Alex2.0T

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    There is a pic somewhere with an S3 with the 25mm HR springs on it and the drop looks really nice. Does anyone know which ones would be need for a normal A3 S-line to achieve a similar drop?

    They do a 35mm drop for normal A3, so would this be the same drop overall, is the S-Line 10mm lower than a standard A3?

    Thanks (sorry for hijacking the thread)
     
  14. Rabbit222

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    Yeah that would be my car. These H&R springs are fantastic. Car handles like its on rails and looks the part too:icon_thumright:

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  15. klauster

    klauster Well-Known Member

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    that looks great, you get any rubbing at all? :icon_thumright:
     
  16. Rabbit222

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    Thanks mate, I did initially get some rubbing but that was sorted out by removing a screw on each fenderliner on the rear arches. She is just fine now....
     
  17. jonnyc

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    So no rubbing at the front? looks to be a good drop just with springs..
     
  18. Rabbit222

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    O yes, a screw on each side of the front fenders was also removed...
     
  19. Alex2.0T

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    Yes thats the one, the drop looks just right on it!

    Does anyone know if the S3 is any lower than an S-line in standard form?
     
  20. klauster

    klauster Well-Known Member

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    yes it is, i think its another 10 or 20mm lower then the S-Line
     
  21. JohnS3

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    Defo, Mine sits a lot lower than my wifes Sportback.
     

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