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Springs & Shocks

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by unchained999, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. unchained999

    unchained999 New Member

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    Looking into springs & shocks for future upgrade for A3 Sedan (Saloon).

    Anyone know if any springs & shocks are available for A3 8V models at the moment?

    Has anyone lowered their cars yet? If so, please share some comments.
     
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  3. snowfree52

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    KW is making some coilovers
     
  4. Don76

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    H&R have 2 sets of springs ready for the saloon (sedan)
    Sports =30mm drop. Supersports =45mm drop.
    No pics, but desperate to see a saloon with Supersports fitted as I'll be fitting these on day1.
     
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    When you say a drop of x mm is that from standard SE spec or what the car is currently sitting at?
     
  7. Don76

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    That'll be from standard mate.
     
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    By standard, I mean sport. SE sits higher and s-line lower.
     
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    I think it's from se-spec. I've got s-line suspension on mine which is already 25mm lower than se. I've got 40mm springs waiting to be fitted so will measure before and after to confirm
     
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    Nice one faisal - which springs you got? H&R?
     
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  12. Don76

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    Does the saloon run the same springs as SB/Hatch ??
     
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    No idea as yet. I think it will do but not seen any confirmation.
     
  14. faisal_16

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    I've gone with 40mm ST by KW springs. Had them fitted yesterday but not had a chance to take pics yet. The car seems to have come done a touch but I'll confirm by measuring once it's fully settled. The ride quality is no different to factory so overall, I'm happy

    I'll see if I can get some pics later
     
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    Looking forward to the pics. Interesting to hear the ride ain't no worse than stock too!

    What was your standard setup? S3 / S-Line / sport or SE?
     
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    I had the S-line suspension before. I've been out all day today and the ride quality is definitely unchanged from factory. I've not had a chance to measure the actual drop yet but it's definitely not 40mm, as expected.

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    For the cost, I'm pleased with the results. Would love it a bit lower but didn't fancy getting coilovers since this is supposed to be the sensible car. Will get some spacers for the rear and take some proper pics soon
     
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    Looking good!!
    I like the fact it appears to have a slight rake towards the front.
    Bit of a pet hate when springs leave the rear lower than the front.
     

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