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S3 whats the best front arb?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by salisbury1985, Jan 29, 2013.

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    Hi all

    Ive spent a while looking through numerous posts about the best arb setups on the s3 but am unsure which would best suit mine. I have a neuspeed one on the rear and the front is standard but the collars have gone so its knocking quite a bit now. What would be the best option to match the uprated rear without spending a fortune.

    Thanks in advance
    Dan
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    Standard replacement or get a 20mm just to add a tiny bit extra over a 19mm. Still an OEM part
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    All depends on YOUR set up mate, whats it like now.. under steering, over steering, what suspension?
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    why not just replace the bushes?

    cheaper than buying a new arb
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    Apparently if you still have the original front ARB then there are plastic collars which hold the bushes in place I believe meaning you have to replace the whole ARB. After that just the bushes can be done. I have the same issue at the moment.
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    Is 19mm the most common OEM size?
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    If funds are an issue and you're dropping the subframe to replace the bushes, get your mechanic to fabricate some simple metal collars and weld them to the existing bar?
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    I did front arb bushs from the side with the wheels off no need to drop the frame. Unless you do change the arb ofcourse
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    How big is the rear? And ditto what dave said
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    Im not sure what size the rear is not had to check. Also its lowered 50mm with uprated shocks aswell but i cant for the life of me remember the make. To be honest it feels quite good on the road doesnt seem to oversteer or understeer much at all. That being the case im guessing just going for a standard replacement would be best? I think its an original and the collars have broke but it does have polybushes. If i go for a standard will i have the same issue with the collars going again or have they changed the design?

    Cheers
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    Im informed that the standard replacements wont have the issues with collars any more. My cars booked in Tuesday for Standard Front ARB and R32 Rear Arb aswell as haldex service.
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    Is it going to audi? Do you have a price for the front arb not fitted?

    Think ill just get a standard one for the front of mine as i like how it feels on the road so surely feel alot better once thats sorted.
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    Its not going to Audi but it is going to an Audi Specialist. Just over £500 for standard front R32 rear and haldex service(oil & filter).

    The haldex service is £85 and each arb is around the £200, Its a few hours work so I would expect the standard front ARB itself at a guesstimate would be around £90-£110. the £200 im paying includes new front bushes but im not sure if they would be included in the price from Audi.

    Maybe someone who has Used Audi directly for this can clarify.
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