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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Scott_Hol, Mar 2, 2011.

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    Can anyone give me some advise. Few questions i have to ask. Basically looking to get some coilovers for my a3 and was looking at a second hand set of KW Variant 1 Inox-line coilovers. They are up for 475 after doing 10k in 8 month. . . . . (alot i know). Looking at getting these second hand or a set of KW basic set up without damping brand new.

    Another question. I am on the hunt for 19" alloys know which ones i want and will be sitting them on 215/35/19. Any suggestions on how much to lower my motor once ive purchased the coils? i hear alot of talk around the 55-65mm mark?

    Any help would be appreciated

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    I would personally go with a better coilover second hand IF everything is there complete. I recently bought a second hand set and it didn't have the drop links and needed replacement rear springs as one was cracked and seller didn't tell me and I didn't notice it! So I had to shell out an extra £100 to get these. Still worked out cheaper though.

    In terms of how low, depends on offsets of wheels, but 55-65 should be fine. Think some have gone considerably lower than this.
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    Luke bought my KW V2s off me, he hasn't had any problems. You wanna go all the way down lad. Lukey -65mm on V2s and 19" Speedlines, 8.5s front and 9s rear, 215s

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    So what you thinking n8 65mm? is all the way down 65mm :S
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    lukes car is a pimp car
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    On his KW -65mm is all the way down as you can see.
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    If they are the same ones Ive seen advertised they are Mk4 Golf platform and wont fit an 8PA3 unless Im mistaken?
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    When's the 5's goin on Tim :wub:
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    Hehe, havent got them yet, they're coming on Friday hopefully if Paisley freight do it right!

    Might try them Saturday but I hate fitting nice new wheels without the coils yet, just looks gay :)
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    Your so right! :laugh:
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