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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Jack_tdi, Mar 29, 2013.

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    A couple of questions about suspension

    I have an a3 Quattro 2.0 tdi s line and as far as in aware the suspension is the same as an s3 (ie the after market parts are the same )

    Are s3 springs lower than sline?

    And is there an aftermarket kit that is just as comfortable a ride as s line?

    Thanks
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    not the expert but as far as im aware

    A3 Sport 15mm lowered (stock)
    A3 S line 25mm lowered (stock)

    And the S3 is lower then the s line by i think another 10mm making it 35mm from stock.
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    The S-Line ride is quite stiff so as long as you stick with a good quality brand you shouldnt have any problems.

    Did you have a drop and budget in mind?

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    Something around 40 mm but if the s3 ones where low enough they would be cheaper to get (second hand) than any others.

    Iv seen a h and r cup kit I quite like the look of but a little expensive.

    What would you recommend for around 300 quid ?
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    I also would like to see if anyone have Eibach Pro-kit 30mm springs installed with normal ambition coils on?
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    To get a full 40mm on an Quattro S-Line you'd need to go for coilovers.

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    Would s3 lowering springs drop it by?
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    About 10mm, maybe a little more.

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    Damian what's the ride gunna be like on h&r -25mm springs ?
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    On the S3 8P?

    It will be a little stiffer as you're going lower but not a great deal different to the ride from the standard springs which are already fairly stiff.

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    Yerh sorry on the s3 8p . so more or less the same ride quality but a little lower cheers damian
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    Pretty much yes but it would be a little stiffer.

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    :thumbsup:
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