H&R Lowering Springs

Cheese

Registered User
I am considering H&R Lowering Springs on my S3 but am concerned about damaging my car on speed bumps. Any fellow forum members care to comment on this...?
 

moag

she's no d-turbo
you wont! rubbing/scraping shouldnt be an issue unless your on coils. I've the 45-50mm on mine and never had an issue with speed bumps
 

S3RYE

Interior Next!!
you should be fine, it is enough to drop the car low enough to catch high speedbumps.. you just have to be a bit more careful...

I have caught my exhaust a couple times but only when rushing and not thinkiing about what im doin!! the ARB's have also helped the matter stiffening everything up...

my car feel like it goes on three wheels when dropping off a kerb it feels quite strange!!
 

Cheese

Registered User
you should be fine, it is enough to drop the car low enough to catch high speedbumps..

And you have a 25mm drop?
 

quattro81

All the gear.. No idea
I have the full h&r drop on mine.. Never scrapes on speed bumps (although I go over them real slow!!).. Mine sits real loooooooow too
 

tdi-man

Registered User
are h&r springs much lower than s-line springs ?
 

Tracebuzta

Registered User
are h&r springs much lower than s-line springs ?

Actually, i just contacted H&R regarding this today, and their reply was:

With S-Line it might be a little less, but the car should reach approx. 20-25mm lowering then.

I´m buying H&R springs for my 3.2....
 

jungleman

Registered User
you should be fine, it is enough to drop the car low enough to catch high speedbumps.. you just have to be a bit more careful...

I have caught my exhaust a couple times but only when rushing and not thinkiing about what im doin!!

ive got the same issue lol

just got to take it easy, but there are just some that you will always catch a little on, but think its only every the milltek so shouldnt get any bodywork issues, youll learn soon enough what you can do with what speed bump :)
 

Cheese

Registered User
Has anyone tried Weitec 20/15mm Lowering springs S3 8P? Slightly less of a drop, but brings the front down a bit more than the backwhich I think might look a bit better.

Also, how much should I expect to pay for fitting?
 

Boydie

S3 8V DSG
VCDS Map User
Not one problem here with ramps with H&R springs and ARB's.

I was down 50-60mm on my TDI A3 with 19" wheels and never had ramp bother either!
 

S3RYE

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it looks like London is more of a probelm, or maybe its the Milltek....
 

PaulAr

S3 (8P)
This was mine on 25mm H&Rs.

Apart from slight bounciness on fast bumpy roads, everything else was better. Car had more attitude, steering felt nicer on turn in and cornering was much flatter, ride was still decent, and you feel more through the seat.
And it looked much better.
Recommended but make mske sure you get a geometry set up after fitting or you risk ruining your tyres.



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Ads

ASN Veteran
This was mine on 25mm H&Rs.

Apart from slight bounciness on fast bumpy roads, everything else was better. Car had more attitude, steering felt nicer on turn in and cornering was much flatter, ride was still decent, and you feel more through the seat.
And it looked much better.
Recommended but make mske sure you get a geometry set up after fitting or you risk ruining your tyres.

That height looks perfect to me. But is much lower than I expected for 25mm H&R.
Looks like if you'd gone 50mm your wheels would've been up the arches.

What size wheels are they?? 19s?
 

S3RYE

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theyre 18's ad.. Thats how mine sits!! h&r does give a decent drop, although its slightly reverse raked! i want more lows tbh, the front is too high!!

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Ads

ASN Veteran
theyre 18's ad.. Thats how mine sits!! h&r does give a decent drop, although its slightly reverse raked! i want more lows tbh, the front is too high!!

Yours looks spot on too mate. Just the height i'm after.
I'm sure when I've seen A3's with a 50mm H&R drop it looks pretty much the same??
You got a side-on pic???
 

Ads

ASN Veteran
Found this pic of one on 50mm. Doesn't look any lower to me really (maybe the back does very slightly)...

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S3RYE

Interior Next!!
yeh but wont it be different on an S3 as in the S3 is already -25mm on an S-Line?? might be wrong but makes sense! that A3 looks identical ride height to mine!!
 

Ads

ASN Veteran
Ahhhhh..... yeah you're right. Its 25mm down on an S3! So to get about the same drop on an s-line or Sport you would need 50mm H&R.
 

quattro81

All the gear.. No idea
yeh but wont it be different on an S3 as in the S3 is already -25mm on an S-Line?? might be wrong but makes sense! that A3 looks identical ride height to mine!!

I think the S3 standard springs are 10mm lower than s line if I remember correctly..? Audi told me that sport is 15 mm lower than standard, sline a further 10mm and S3 another 10mm..!?!?
 

S3RYE

Interior Next!!
Ahhhhh..... yeah you're right. Its 25mm down on an S3! So to get about the same drop on an s-line or Sport you would need 50mm H&R.

yeh im not sure it -25mm for sure but its defo lower than an S-Line...

I think the S3 standard springs are 10mm lower than s line if I remember correctly..? Audi told me that sport is 15 mm lower than standard, sline a further 10mm and S3 another 10mm..!?!?

yeh ive heard a few different variations... your car is a trip out cause its on S3 H&Rs yet looks lower than my car!! :wtf:
 

PaulAr

S3 (8P)
That height looks perfect to me. But is much lower than I expected for 25mm H&R.
Looks like if you'd gone 50mm your wheels would've been up the arches.

What size wheels are they?? 19s?

Yip, 18s mate.
Twas a fine car too.
 
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