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Who has 30mm Apex springs fitted to there S3?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by TimG, Sep 15, 2010.

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    Coming from a modded TT with Koni Coilovers and Adjustable tie bars, Im well aware of the issues with Camber when majorly lowering the 4wd audi platform.

    Now the TT's gone and I have a 2001 S3, Im not looking to go down the spending loads route again on coils etc, but do want some lowerage :) I wondered if a 30mm drop on something like Apex springs will still need adj. tie bars & if the camber will be ok?

    Anyone have any experience of trying -30mm springs on their S3 with stock tie bars? Oh, and some pictures of this setup on 18's pref would be cool too? :)

    Many thanks
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    I have Apex -30mm springs on Bilstien B8 campers... you will still need adjustable tie bars as the camber is just silly...

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    As mentioned tie bars will be needed when lowering an S3 8L 30mm.

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    The general consensous is that lowering springs on standard shocks give for a pretty gash ride.
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    THanks guys for the info and pics. Was hoping to avoid buying tie bars again, but sounds like I wont get away with it!
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    Really depends on if you value killing your rear tyres? Tie bars are not essential, just recommended! Plus we have a chap on here selling Custom S/S ones for half the price of Forge ones. :)

    I've not ran Adjustable bars on my S3 for 20k miles, but I have got some to be fitted yet.
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    Im interested, where do I find such a man/post about these custom SS ones :)
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    So is it ok to lower 25mm ?

    Also how much lower is the S3 to a A3 quattro ?
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    Thanks will send a PM over to dave soon.

    On the TT forum some people seem to 'get away' with 25-30mm springs without Adj. Tie bars, but others suggest they needed them. I guess its just down to opinion on what is an 'ok' level of camber & how many miles they do a year.

    Anyone have a pic of -30mm without adj. tie bars fitted so I can see the level of camber?
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