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Coilovers/lowering shocks/springs??

benh999 Jan 15, 2017

  1. benh999

    benh999 Registered User

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    folks I want to sort the stance out on my s3. Currently stock, however I'd like it to sit 40mm ish lower.

    On my previous s4 B5 avant I had AP coilovers and the ride was low and comfortable and I was very impressed with them.

    Now on my S3 I'm tempted to buy them However just wondered how they compared to the bilstein PSS coilovers, longevity etc ? I don't want to shell out £500 on poor suspension if the Bilstein is light years better.

    Also Is there a spring/shock combo to use (bilstein etc) that gives a great ride if I don't want coilovers. Again on my RS4 I had Bilstein/eibach combo but have never played with the suspension on the S3.

    Ben
     
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  4. s3 Hoggy

    s3 Hoggy Whats going on???

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    A lot of guys on here run Bilstein B8's and a decent quality spring (usually H&R or Eibach) I run Koni FSD shocks and H&R springs. The ride quality is very good, Firm but not crash.
    Not sure how much 'stance' your looking for but this is how my car sits

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  5. benh999

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    I'm thinking Bilstein B8's with Eibach sports line extra low springs (front 45/50mm rear 35/40mm..

    Thoughts?
     
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    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator

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    B8's and 25mm H&R's
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    I used to have 30mm Apex springs but was crashy up front... not sure the B8's like to drop much below 25mm...

    The 30mm were ok when new but plausible a little sag over the years tipped them over the edge...

    Your proposed drop will be crashy as hell on B8's... I would look at KW v1's if you want to go that low

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  7. IPG

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    Bilstein B14 without helpers and all the way down.
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  8. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator Platinum Supporter Audi Main Dealer

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    You could also contact our site sponsor @DPM and Damian will advise you.
     
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  9. benh999

    benh999 Registered User

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    How does it feel on a daily basis that low? The blisters kit is quality so I'm hoping you say it's comfy?
     
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    Well if you like it firm. It's great. Handles amazing.

    As a daily I really have to be careful of sudden changes in the road. Really angled driveways, high speed humps, pot holes, shopping centres.

    But the ride quality far outweighs that for sure!!!
     
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    Has anyone got some pics of an s3 on Bilstein B8's and 40/50mm springs?
     
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    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator

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    KW v1 are better than billy pss... As i said before... I had 30mm drop on B8s and the ride was crashy.. 40/50mm drop would be unusable on uk roads imo

    I have a pic of mine on 30mm drop somewhere

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    superkarl MAN OF STEEL

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    AP coilovers:
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    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator

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    B8's and -30mm Apex springs
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  16. DPM

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    For the S3 8L chassis the Bilstein B8 and Eibach Pro springs or Bilstein B8 and H&R springs has always been one of the more popular choices.

    Damian @ DPM Performance
     
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    That looks good man, i thought that AP was good until i fitted a set to my 6N2 GTI and done less than 1000 miles and three out of four started leaking, best part of all is that the supplier i got them from is trying to tell me it's normal LOL
     
  18. benh999

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    For a 30mm drop that is lovely...
     

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