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S3 test drive

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by FTO, Jul 9, 2004.

  1. FTO

    FTO New Member

    Apr 3, 2004
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    Hi guys, i'm in the market for an S3 and finally got round to taking one on an extended test drive yesterday. I'm after a facelift version - the test car was a silver '03 model. First impression was that this car is much more refined and well built than what i'm used to (not suprising considering my last car was a FTO:)). The driving experience was somewhat uninspiring - first mods would have to be a chip and suspension upgrade - there was a great tendency to understeer and the engine didn't pull as well as i'd hoped.

    I'm aware of all the chip options out there, but I was wondering if anyone could advise on an upgraded suspension set up. I'd like the car lowered slightly as I think it rides a bit high as standard, but ultimately i'm looking for a better cornering experience. My only fear is that this will have an adverse effect on ride comfort - one of the main reasons for changing the FTO was the harsh ride.

    Thanks for all your help /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif
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  3. pure

    pure Member

    Sep 4, 2003
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    Hello mate, do a search for posts from ESS_Three about Anti roll bars and uprated suspension.

    A lot of us run a similar setup. It works great as the S3's tent to understeer quite a lot.

    I'm in work so haven't really got time to find the lnik for you /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif

    Cheers, Greg.

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