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Coilovers or Lowering Springs

James36 Jan 16, 2020

  1. James36

    James36 RS3 Rep :)

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    All opinions welcome!

    Wanting to Lower my A3 work car simply because I have 19" alloys on and it looks a little up in the air.
    Don't care that much about comfort, id rather it look good.
    I do between 25-30k miles a year, majority 'A' roads and motorway.
    Don't want it on the floor, probably 30mm will do at a guess.

    Need your opinions mainly based on the mileage I clock up, which is more suitable.

    Cheers!
     
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  3. Bryant1998

    Bryant1998 Registered User

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    I had eibach pro’s on my 5 door 1.8TFSI S-Line when running 18’s

    Ride was firm but not ridiculous, swapped tickets coilovers as I wanted it lower but I’d guess 19’s with the eibach pros would be a good stance
     
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    What's your budget?

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  5. James36

    James36 RS3 Rep :)

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    I'd like cheap as possible who wouldn't. Really I'm asking do I really need coilovers. Generally, I dont drive like an idiot (most of the time) pretty impossible on motorways, traffic etc...

    Just want the looks really, I was thinking if I go for springs I can always see how I get on and I wont have lost loads of money if I dont get on with them.
     
  6. smurfworth

    smurfworth Registered User

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    Go AP coilovers, springs will ruin the dampers in no time with that amount of mileage and it’ll become bouncy as.

    I’ve had both and have since been daily driving the same set of ap coilovers for around 7 years now and they are still spot on
     
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  7. DPM

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    If you're only wanting a 30mm drop then yes you could just go for springs but with that amount of mileage per year you're going to need to change the dampers fairly soon after. What engine size do you have?

    Damian @ DPM Performance
     
  8. James36

    James36 RS3 Rep :)

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    Perfect someone who can relate, thank you! I'll definately go coilovers then.
     
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    James36 RS3 Rep :)

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    2.0 tdi 170bhp model - remapped
     
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    So have you decided on coilovers now?

    Damian @ DPM Performance
     
  11. James36

    James36 RS3 Rep :)

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    Definately, I have some feedback from someone else too.

    Just been on your website, why haven't you quoted me yet! I've just had delivered R8 Brakes so I wont be buying them this month but Feb, March time I'll be wanting them.
    What's your lead time on them from order? Do you fit as well?
     
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  13. DPM

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    You haven't asked for a quote. If you're wanting something cheap we have the following kits available -

    FK AK Street £209.95 inc. VAT and delivery
    JOM Blueline £194.99 inc. VAT and delivery

    Damian @ DPM Performance
     

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