1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Suspension choice

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Simon_S3, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. Simon_S3
    Offline

    Simon_S3 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2012
    Messages:
    95
    Likes Received:
    11
    #1
  2. Bad Sir Culation
    Offline

    Bad Sir Culation Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2011
    Messages:
    287
    Likes Received:
    17
    I'll be running it after the weekend so could tell you in a couple of weeks.
    #2
  3. DPM
    Offline

    DPM Site Sponsor Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2006
    Messages:
    4,326
    Likes Received:
    55
    The Koni kit is a good option and excellent value for money.

    What springs would you be running if you went for the B8's?

    Damian @ DPM Performance
    #3
  4. JD09
    Offline

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2009
    Messages:
    3,080
    Likes Received:
    35
    I'm in the same boat - Damian, it would be H&R as per the recommendation. Thoughts/comparisons between the two?
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2014
    #4
  5. WorkInProgress
    Offline

    WorkInProgress Member

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2012
    Messages:
    243
    Likes Received:
    6
    I run this suspension, absolutely fine as a daily driver, couldn't comment on for track use. Should note these aren't adjustable in height or damping
    #5
  6. Simon_S3
    Offline

    Simon_S3 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2012
    Messages:
    95
    Likes Received:
    11
    Hi Damian, Tuffty runs Apex springs so either those or H&R whichever keeps the most comfort?
    #6
  7. Simon_S3
    Offline

    Simon_S3 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2012
    Messages:
    95
    Likes Received:
    11
    That would be great.:thumbsup:
    #7
  8. jojo
    Online

    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2003
    Messages:
    26,025
    Likes Received:
    1,594
    #8
  9. DPM
    Offline

    DPM Site Sponsor Site Sponsor

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2006
    Messages:
    4,326
    Likes Received:
    55
    When I had my S3 8L I ran it firstly with the Bilstein B8 dampers and H&R springs and then changed over to Eibach springs.

    I personally found the H&R springs a little stiff, as I do with the Apex after being in S3's with them fitted, and found the Eibach's much more forgiving and well matched to the dampers.

    The STR.T kit is a good everyday driver kit but you'll get a much more refined ride with the Bilstein mono tube B8 dampers.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
    #9
    JD09 likes this.
  10. mulli01
    Offline

    mulli01 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2009
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'd echo what Damian has said, i originally had B8 dampers with Apex springs which lowered my S3 by approx 40mm, it looked the business lowered by 40mm but didn't suit the roads i have to use daily (quite rough and uneven, in the winter pot hots can appear through the day and although they get filled in quickly there never filled in flush with the rest of the road) the ride was just too hard for rough roads and i could never get over a speed bump without scraping - handled like a dream around the corners though!

    I sold the apex springs to Tuffty who seems happy with 'em and replaced them with Eibach springs which only dropped the car 25mm over the standard setup but we're much more forgiving on rough roads and are still pretty good around the corners
    #10
  11. S3 MCW
    Offline

    S3 MCW Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2010
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    5
    thats my issue - with so many speed bumps around where i live and near to work - I'm loathed to lower my car but would love to.
    #11
  12. Bad Sir Culation
    Offline

    Bad Sir Culation Member

    Joined:
    Nov 9, 2011
    Messages:
    287
    Likes Received:
    17
    Well after only a day with the STR.T dampers and H&R springs, I can honestly say I am very impressed with them. Drove snake pass yesterday after having had the car aligned and it was awesome. Really great handling and not bad at all over poor surfaces.

    Sure, the Bilsteins might be a bit better overall, but for £4XX these things are great. Very, very pleased.
    #12
    WorkInProgress likes this.

Share This Page