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Uprate Anti-roll Bars

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Cheese, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. Cheese
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    [Jun 14, 2011]
    I am seriously considering uprated anti-roll bars to improve handling on my S3. I have concerns over the detrimental effect it may have on ride comfort, especially considering how bad UK roads are.

    Can anyone who has had a similar modification done comment on this?
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    Will be able to let you know on Monday once mine are fitted!!
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    Mine are bing fitted tomorrow. Ive got a set of H&R adjustable ARBs and Michelin supersports sitting in my room. Ill keep you guys updated.....
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    I'm looking at the same exact ones (H&R 24mm front and 26mm rear). Living in Aus, the local sellers are asking crazy prices. Where would be the best and cheapest place to buy there?

    I will be doing this along with H&R 25mm springs

    I found tuningtrend.de to have the cheapest price but they have not responded to my email yet.
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    NCRAW, can you please update me on the price of the ARBs (if you receive a return email) as I'm looking at this also.
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    marc, would you mind letting me know how much your paying for them to be fitted... thanks

    oh, and do you have 19's? i want super-sports but they don't come in 18"
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    No worries poli. Waiting on Orange Tuning and Tuning Trend to get back to me though Orange Tuning gave me a good price including delivery for the H&R 25mm springs. We should catch up sometime on a weekend and discuss parts.
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    Sweet. Thanks NCRAW, that would be good.

    Yeah a catch up sounds good.
    We'll discuss outside of this thread as to not divert the topic.
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    The ride is noticeabley harsher with the ARB's in but the handling is awesome - I love mine with the H&R's in! #

    I got mine from orange-tuning.de

    Fitted by me and my mates.
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    wish i had the tools & balls to do it myself!
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    This concerns me. I really want the improved (awesome :racer:) handling but with fitting I am looking at over £600. If the ride is then too harsh and I have to get them removed that is a lot of money wasted. This is a tough decision...

    I need a try before you buy option really...

    Which brand of ARBs do you have? Are they adjustable in any way in terms of how much stiffness they provide?
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    yep the H&R's have three stiffness settings if im correct... im planning to go stiff rear and medium front... i dont actually care how hard the ride is, just want less body roll...
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    I have H&R and they are adjustable.

    I'd say you could have them fitted in 3-4 hours if you worked hard - £600 IMO is a wild lot of money to install these!
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    £600 is for front and rear bars and for the fitting. I am told the fitting is £65 per hour so I guess I am paying about £200 for the fitting and £400 for the bars. I would be getting them done locally by a company I feel confident in is worth a little extra in my opinion...
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    Check out orange-tuning.de and see what the price of fitting is if you supply the parts.

    Probably because you are in England but over here in N.Ireland, I would find £65 p/h quite expensive!
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    Too late! Based on the fact they are adjustable I have put down a deposit for the larger H&R adjustable ARBs, a full Miltek Turbo-back exhaust system, a performance air filter and two new front tyres.

    Is there likely to be much demand for my old parts - exhaust and ARBs? Car has only done 13000 miles.
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    A question guys.

    Do u need aftermarket end links or stock is ok.

    Im planning to fit them myself. How hard is it and what to watch for

    Is there a torque setting value for the bolts or just loctite and tighten

    Should the front and rear have same set-up or front less than rear? What are the outcomes of different settings

    I believe the HRs have two settings and not three.

    Thanks and sorry for multiple questions.
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    quattro81 All the gear.. No idea

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    Go on son! Lol... These are all about handling, and there is definitely a compromise in ride, but are you guys really bovvered?! rye has got the right idea.. Arb's are like a south side crip's jeans - it's all about making your ass hang out!:arco: oversteer rules!
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