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The VW R32 suspension is the same that in S3 2008 8P?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by santi wrx, Mar 22, 2010.

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    [Mar 22, 2010]
    The Vw R32 suspension is the same that in S3 2008 8P?

    For my surprise Audi is not selling the S3 in the USA. I must get my suspension before a track day and I am on a hurry.

    What other car have the same suspension? I want to buy some coilovers.

    thanks
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    [Mar 22, 2010]
    Is the same suspension of the audi a3 2.0T quattro?
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    [Mar 22, 2010]
    Let's start again...... what model have you actually got?
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    [Mar 22, 2010]
    Surely the R32 nearly 100kg heavier has different suspension to an S3? I could be wrong, just fancied a guess as i'm bored..
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    [Mar 23, 2010]
    Audi S3 quattro 2008
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    [Mar 23, 2010]
    Ok. Struts are the same, but the S3 will use lighter front springs.
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    [Mar 23, 2010]
    but the point is they fit right ? theyl be a lttile stiffer but hes using it for a track day !
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    Definitely fit, I compare S-line springs to R32 off the car and they are the same height but the S-Line coil is a larger diameter (US spec R32 vs Euro Spec S-line)
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    [Mar 23, 2010]
    Waddabout R32 vs Stateside Spec S-line? Are they going to be too low that I have to mind the sleeping policeman?
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    [Mar 23, 2010]
    Yes but springs are designed as sets. If the front is harder (and higher due to stiffness) than the rears, then it won't drive right.
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    [Mar 23, 2010]
    That was kind of my point Pete, would make the car handle a bit odd and screw the handling up a treat wouldn't it?
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    [Mar 23, 2010]
    Yeah it wouldn't be the best idea at all. The R32 / A3 3.2 has a considerably heavier engine, so will run different springs. He'd be better off buying regular 2.0T springs as these will be right for his weights.
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