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Update on suspension upgrade

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Troubs12, Jan 30, 2010.

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    [Jan 30, 2010]
    hey all i posted a while ago about upgrading to s line suspension or aftermarket i managed to get hold of a full set of shocks, springs, and the rest from ebay for cheap cheap however does anyone know the best place to get hold of the front hubs as on mine the smaller types fitted and i need the bigger type any ideas chaps? priced them up in work and £200 each for a bit of metal is abit much lol many thanks
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    Bro it was me you bought the suspension off, your a good lad
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    No way lol yeah I put the rears on today but realised I need to sort the front hubs out shouldn't be long now and I'll hve the ride I'm after on a plus side the rear is nice and stiff now yay small world huh thanks again boss will update when it's done
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    No worries man! :wub:
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    It will probably be easier and cheaper to buy 50mm struts than 55mm hubs.
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    can anyone tell me all this about struts/hubs......i thort they were all the same?
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    Smaller engine cars have 50mm diameter struts. Larger engine cars have 55mm diameter struts. The difference is the diameter of the lower part of the strut, and the corresponding size hole in the hub that the strut slots into.
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    Mines a 2.0 tdi fwd, anyone know which one it would be without actually measuring?
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    [Jan 31, 2010]
    55 mm
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    [Jan 31, 2010]
    Sorry to sound stupid, I'm still learning about suspension..
    But I've seen both types (50mm and 55mm) being sold for the same engine size.
    Just to be sure, We are talking about front shock diameter aren't we?
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    Yes this is the diameter of the bottom of the front struts.

    There is no hard and fast rule about which models use which. If you have any doubt, just measure them.
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    [Mar 20, 2010]
    well its finished after ages of faffing around getting the right hubs brakes and what not i've just finished upgrading to s line suspension all it took was a front hub from a 2.0 tdi golf and one from an R32 (same) and two seperate calipers from two different 2.0 tdi golfs and ta da
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    You happy with it lad?
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    hell yeah trouble is i have to stop my right foot from sinking to the floor now it handles sooo well just finished converting the dash from one din to two din and added cruise hopefully next popping in a full bose system
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    Well done, keep us updated.
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    well its official i'm must be mad just bought a full bose system and been checking on ELSA its a complete rewire on the cards might take a lil while who needs time off eh lol
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    [Apr 1, 2010]
    how much did you pay?
    bose is ok but you can definitely get better!
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    [Apr 26, 2010]
    paid £80 for a full system 4 speakers bass box and amp too good to pass up however after pulling the car to bits to fit it was a pain to say the least tho one saturday and a lot of time and now i can't belive the difference i know you can get better but for £80 and abit of time and a a hell of a lot of wirering it was worth it lol wouldn't do it again tho
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    sounds good. You've done alot already!
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    Well done Troubs
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