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Wich is the best springs? Eibach or H&R

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by lwen, Oct 28, 2003.

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    [Oct 28, 2003]
    I am planing to change my standard springs and suspension and would like to hear from experts.
    I have an Audi A3 1.8T with 320 hp engine.
    Here in Brazil we have Eibach and H&R suspensions.
    Wich is the best for performance and the same time riding confort? I don't want to lower to much due street bad conditions. I already have 235/45 x 17 Continental Contact 2.
    Forget the price consideration, because both have almost the same price here.

    Tks in advance.


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    [Oct 28, 2003]
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    Lee said:
    I have an Audi A3 1.8T with 320 hp engine.
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    320 bhp from an A3 1.8T???????? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jawdrop.gif
    how did you do that?
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    [Oct 28, 2003]
    eibach are best in mu opinion.
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    [Oct 28, 2003]
    Well, you can see the dyno graph in my posted messages.
    I changed the standard turbocharger to a bigger one, chip remaping, exhaust system upgrade and other things.
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    H&R every time. Great ride and mine is dropped 50mm on 18's and ive got no complaints at all. As for 320hp, id be interested to see a full spec list as to what you have done to your engine.
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    [Oct 28, 2003]
    Ok, I will try to describe all modifications to reach 320 hp:

    * Changed the standard turbocharger to a KKK .16;
    * K&N air filter;
    * escaping gatherer changed to a manual made;
    * Coller sparks (8Y I suppose);
    * Fuel changed to alcohol instead gasoline. This may be the difference.
    * ECU remapped to work with 1,4 bar (thanks to new fuel, this pressure does not compromise the engine)
    * fuel pump (changed to work with 8 bar pressure)
    * Exhaust System changed to a 2 1/2 inch, with no catalyser
    * Som hose was substituted for a metal (aeroquip) for high pressure (oil hose)

    That's all I think.
    I will try to make a movie showing my speed up (0 to 60 mph) and measure. I estimate 5.5 secs, but not sure.

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    [Oct 28, 2003]
    i dont want to be a pain but i cant see how what you have done can increase the power to 320. What hp did yours have as standard?
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    [Oct 29, 2003]
    My standard A3 was with 150 hp (A3 1.8T 150 hp).
    I will try to prove by photos and movies.

    Tks.
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