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Which coilovers...??

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by milli, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. milli

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    Hi all, i have had a quick search on here but thought id ask which coilovers people have gone for and what is the ride like, pictures would also be helpful. Im looking for my A3 sportback
     
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    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    What's your budget?
     
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    Dont want to go stupidly high on the price but would be willing to buy a decent set, would be more for looks than track use
     
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    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    Kits range from £180 all the way up to £1500 and beyond, all depends what you want to spend and what you want from the kit.

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    Just a bit mate haha, worth it though, it's better than the threads saying "My JOM's/FK's are knocking.." Though which is the norm.
     
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    leeds2592 When I grow up, I want a 964!

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    Too right, can't recommend mine enough.

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    all the way down possibly with half a turn left to go on the front, all the way down adjuster still in at the rear. 18's et45 225/40/18.

    Best coilovers I've ever ridden on.
     
  13. milli

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    Whats the ride like with them that low on the coils? I had weitec coilovers on my old s3 and they were a nice ride not to bouncy at all
     
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    It's hard to explain really, controlled is probably the best word to use.

    I had joms on my old a3 which bounced, skipped and jumped all over the road. Since then I dreaded going on coilovers hence why I initially had lowering springs on this a3.

    It it then wasn't low enough and started to bounce after a while, so I decided to spend a bit of money on half decent coilovers.

    After riding in my parents a3 sport which is standard, while on the joms I wish I'd never put them on because they were so uncomfortable however with the AP's I don't regret it at all. Most of the comfort is reduced by running 18's instead of 17's though.

    A lot of people say the AP's aren't hard enough, which I can see and sometimes agree with, you probably wouldn't want to do a track day with them because they simply aren't hard enough. However, as a result of them not being hard enough they are perfect for every day use.
     

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