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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by ChrisS385, Dec 15, 2013.

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    Trying to get in cpntact with dave pm wont go through and tried to add comment on thread but says it out of date I want some adjustable rear tie arms for my s3 8l and he seems to hav great reviews does any1 know if he still makes them
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    Dave's inbox does regularly get full. I think he still does but I'm sure he will be along shortly to confirm
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    Truedat.
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    Red samurai made his Own out of oem tie bars, see his thread.Quite good examples . ....... Just another option
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    It's ok if you have the skills and equipment, but for the money, buying Dave's ones makes more sense. Saying that, I must point out there has been one report of tie bar failure of his ones. I'm running a set of his earlier bigger versions, and I've taken my car to castle coombe race track with no issues. His later ones are bit thinner and powder coated in a choice of colours IIRC.
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    They are the same thickness Jo, the failed one was due to a seized rose joint he replaced them both..
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    The SS ones you supplied me were massive Dave, Chris had the later powder coated ones, and they were thin! The xenon height sensor goes around his arms, on mine, I had to modify to fit.
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    Ahh yeah you got one of the earlier ones, different adjuster now so don't need to be as thick ...
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    CMcKenzie It's supposed to do that..

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    Just out of interest, how much are your arms Dave? Should I pm you?
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    i would also be very interested in a set, to be honest I didn't think you did them anymore! need to get those back wheels of mine pulled back to a decent angle again!
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    Group buy???
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    I'd be interested :thumbsup:
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    So would I..... (obviously we don't want to get dave in any trouble though)
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    Need to clear with mods/admin but yeah I can sort something out, just done one on the TT forum
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    Would be good if we could sort something out
    I'm not sure what you price them as Dave but presuming there cheaper than say forge one's????
    Any pics of them
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    How big a drop does it take before you need these?
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    CMcKenzie It's supposed to do that..

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    25ish mm I think, but don't quote me on that, plus it's the added stress put on standard arms.
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    Just wanted to say that these tie bars are a real nice, sturdy, well made piece of kit. I've been running Daves old style ones for 3 years now.

    I'm sure Dave will post up pics of his soon but the newer power coated ones are beautiful. Bit of a shame they can't be seen when they're on the car.
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    Something nice to look at and clean come servicing time I suppose :) lol
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    So if you're dropping a MAXIMUM of 25mm you won't need these, but if you go beyond that you will?

    Or is it that a 25mm drop is enough itself to require these?
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    Ive seen numerous people have a 30mm drop and say its fine. Theres also numerous people who run coil overs that go a lot lower without them. There not needed, but your rear tyres won't last as long i presume…….


    i presume these allow you to run rear camber?

    Id be interested in a group buy…..
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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics

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    As requested by dave.

    [​IMG]
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    They look spot on......
    Choice of colour too???
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    It's personal preference at the end of the day, some people like camber, some don't. For stance and wider wheels, the extra camber helps wheel arch clearance for wider rims, there's also added rear stability, not that s3 lacks rear end grip. The main issue is tyre wear, the more camber you run, the quicker the inner edges wear out on your tyres.

    My experience is anything over a 25mm drop, then it's recommended you fit some.
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    Is Dave a paid forum trader?

    Sounds a bit reach around tactic to me...

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    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics

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    Nope.

    But he's not openly selling them or advertising them.
    People have asked questions about them.
    Same as when people talk about R-tech, Beachbuggy and other people selling goods or services via the forum that's not paid to do so.

    Plus he's already said he needs to clear it with the powers before anything group buy can go a head.
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    Sounds a bit fishy to me.

    Stop the lot of them I say, especially Gower haha.
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    Only Jel cos you have nowhere to put tie bars.... well i can think off one place if you pm me....
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    Are you offering to fill my inbox too?

    I'm sorry, I can't make any purchases at the S3Dave gift shop, but I could make a deposit?
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    When will you try and sort things out Dave
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    Isn't there also the issue of the OEM tie arms being under extra stress due to the incorrect camber, so therefore they would be more prone to break/snap when they are lowered more than about 25mm? Or am I chatting do do and getting my wires crossed?
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    It was mainly due to the hub joints seizing

    It will be Jan now Chaz, just sorting it with the powers, but they are busy with site issues..
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    Answered below.

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    What sort of numbers will you need dave?
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    I'd be in.
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    I'm down 30mm and I would say I need them, trying to find a decent picture to illustrate, this is the best I have, notable negative camber on the rear, which I want to eradicate! 479842_179280942254326_1246009424_n.jpg
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    Would be interested to know price etc. and will see how the car sits once the new suspension goes on, but having to wait til end of January for that.
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    Normal price £185 inc poly bushes &amp; delivery<br />
    5+ £165<br />
    10+ £150<br />
    set a deadline .... say 21st of jan?<br />
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    Jardo dont worry i have permission...sleep easy...

    Strictly ASN only..
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    That's a great price Dave and i take it that's any colour?
    I'd personally say make the cut of more the end of January so people will have been paid:)
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