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Coilovers for my A3 E-Tron: does a quattro set fit?

Tuttivini Jul 24, 2020

  1. Tuttivini

    Tuttivini Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I have a facelift (2017) A3 E-Tron Sportback.
    Lowered it a couple of months ago with Eibach Pro springs.
    Liked the looks (because stock the E-Tron sits verrrrrrry high!), liked the behavior on flat roads, but didn't like the behavior on potholes/speedbumps/etc. The o.e.m. shocks couldn't handle it (while only 40.000km/25000miles on them) I guess.
    So back to stock...

    Considered a B12 kit (Bilstein B8 shocks with Eibach Pro springs), for example forummember @jrumball has a good experience with them, but I want to control the height, so I can find my perfect ride height versus look behavior....

    Problem is the high axle loads (E-Tron, so heavy batteries):
    Front: 1070kg
    Rear: 1050kg

    KW, Eibach, Bilstein, etc. don't make a proper set for the E-Tron.
    Only set available is the KW V3, but this is to expensive for me...

    Looking at the axle loads, I found that for example that a ST X or XA for the Audi S3 8v Sportback is front: 1100kg and rear 1080kg, so this looks like a 'match'.

    But doe coilovers/shocks/springs from the Quattro platform fit the (fwd) E-Tron?

    Or any other suggestions?

    I want a good coilover kit so badly... It would be my perfect match in combination with my other plans: 19" wheels and stage 1 tuning (~285bhp & ~480nm torque!)
     
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  3. Tuttivini

    Tuttivini Member

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    Anybody who knows this?
     
  4. Peter82

    Peter82 Active Member

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    I might buy an S3 springs and shockers they are at least approved
     
  5. Tuttivini

    Tuttivini Member

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    But would S3 (quattro) shocks & springs fit on my A3 E-Tron (fwd)?
    (so basically the same question as in my start post...)
     
  6. Peter82

    Peter82 Active Member

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    Yeeah all is the same I guess..
    You just need to try it.. Car chassis remain same 8V so..
     
  7. AlS3BE

    AlS3BE Well-Known Member

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    Some a3 fwd have dependent rear suspension rather than independent suspension so I would check before buying anything.
    I would think if Kw could sell you a set for s3 they would have done so. There could be enough difference between them that they don’t fit
     
  8. Tuttivini

    Tuttivini Member

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    My E-Tron has multilink independant rear suspension...
    I'm so curious if S3 shocks and springs would fit (axle loads are roughly te same).
    I want a coilover set so badly....
     
  9. Peter82

    Peter82 Active Member

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    I have quattro A3, same as S3 so on these cars all round is all same
     

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