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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Defratos, Dec 11, 2006.

  1. Defratos
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    Defratos You’re Dethpicable!!

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    Hey guys, just fitted the bars and wanted to share the pics, lemmi know if anything looks odd. I'm just curious about two things, firstly the sensor thingy on the left hand bar is it ok where it is? secondly to get the camber to -1.0 the tie-bars were at there shortest settings (is that normal? I'm guessing it is since they're supposed to go on the top ones) anyhow's enjoy.

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    Also manged to fit the bushes for the top bars. (the blue thingy)
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    How come the camber before the tie-bars weren't out by much? I though they'd be much more out due to the suspensions?
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    Car feels much nicer (dunno why really) and the weird suspension squeeks have gone which is GREAT, so far so good.
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    dultanur all promises, no action :)

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    congrats mate! thanks for the pics..
    looks just like my car, the bars being on the lower position. i think as long as the headlights are pointing at the right place and being adjusted when the car is loaded you should be fine. mine don't work for some reason anyway so i didn't have any problems :)

    i suppose the car feels much nicer because your previous settings were so terrible :haha:
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    yeah mate it does feel much nicer lol, yeah it was really bad before, I dunno the car feels more raised on the rear, feels nice can't wait to fit the spacers tomorrow
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    dultanur all promises, no action :)

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    why the spacers? just for looks?
    as you know i'm also considering them so give us allll the details.
    what spacers did you get? what size? hubcentric? how much for the set?
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    dultanur all promises, no action :)

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    oh and forgot, maybe the bushings have something to do with the "good feeling"...

    do you have any pics of your exhaust?
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    Spacers just for looks, going for 20mm rear and 15mm front, hope I don't get any scrubbing issues. Both are Eibach and from Awesome GTi, around £100 each with bolts. and yeah they were hub-centric.
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    cjhill hmmmmm interesting.

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    like the web site... very impressive
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    dultanur all promises, no action :)

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    thats a cool looking exhaust def...i wonder if its noisy. mine is resonating at 2500-3000rpm, which is very annoying as it's the RPMs i use the most.

    BTW, thinking back i think my tie bars had a lot of adjustment still left, i can't see why yours are at the limit...
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    thanks :blush:
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    Mine is very boomy, it's silly which is why I'm going to be sorting it out soon hopefully. I bet yours isn't as loud as mine :whistle2: . As for the tie-bars I'm just as baffled as you, the mehcanic told me that in order for him to get it at -1.0 he had to shorten it by that much, maybe cause mine are ECS?
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    Hi Defratos,

    Would you get ECS tie-bars again or would you go forge?

    Cheers,

    ICE
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    Dave_Bayern Slipping at 3.5Krpm

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    I can't seem to find the tie bars on the ECStuning.com website, got a link?
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    jojo S3 Drift King! Staff Member Moderator

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    If you are enquiring about price, call these guys up, www.jbrperformance.co.uk , exchange rates are very favourable atm for the pound, get them cheap whilst you can!!
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    as i have just added to another post kw also make these bars now and they are quite a bit cheaper than the forge one's not sure on the price of the ecs one's but try http://www.g-werks.co.uk/ for the kw one's mine are on order with them
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    where abouts on the site are you seeing these?
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    Dave_Bayern Slipping at 3.5Krpm

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    I'd rather get them direct from ECS as I have an office in the USA and thus I then pay no middle man fees, making a considerable saving.
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    Excellent, can you get me some lol. :)
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    not on the site but give them a call and they can get them for you:icon_thumright:
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    wow when did all you guys start posting? can't be all today. Anyway, I got the ecs tie-bars from awsome-gti for around £250with shipping, vat and everything and so far they've given me no problem. you can check the linky if u want a bit more info:

    http://00626e1.netsolhost.com/formoshun/s3/Suspensions.htm
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