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Lowered the S3 on H&R's and fitted wheel spacers

C2 DTN Aug 7, 2015

  1. C2 DTN

    C2 DTN Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Front should settle in over the next few hundred miles but I'm really happy with it.

    15mm spacers front / 20mm spacers rear

    And yes I know it's filthy, I'll wash it tomorrow !


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  3. batch

    batch Registered User

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    Love the stance - I'm about to pull the trigger on a set of Eibach springs, REVO map and a CAI. Might have to add spacers! Nice work bro!
     
  4. Jtaylor

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    That looks perfect to me
     
  5. paulk

    paulk Registered User

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    Looks good
     
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  6. Rob2k68

    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Well done - sits really well. What's the drop ?

    Did you fit them yourself ? Very tempted to fit some Eibach Sport Springs myself but someone mentioned alignment - guess any tyre place could do this ?

    Cheers and good work !
     
  7. C2 DTN

    C2 DTN Active Member VCDS Map User

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    The official drop is 20mm which seems about right but I didn't do a before measurement.

    Yeah I did fit them myself, total time about 4 hours. Going to book it in somewhere for an alignment check
     
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  8. C2 DTN

    C2 DTN Active Member VCDS Map User

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    @Rob2k68 If you do for yourself, aside from the obvious stuff, you will need an M14 xzn bit, and a 7mm Allen key.
     
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  9. MA3RC

    MA3RC Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    That looks fantastic! Which spacers did you use and have you put extended locking nuts on?
     
  10. C2 DTN

    C2 DTN Active Member VCDS Map User

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    I've put extended bolts on, I need to order some new longer locking nuts.

    Made the hubcentric spacers myself
     
  11. Rob2k68

    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Cheers for that - I don't mind getting my hands dirty.

    Did you get by with a jack and axle stands - also do you need a spring compressor ?

    Don't suppose there's a Haynes manual out for the 8V yet ???
     
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  13. C2 DTN

    C2 DTN Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Yes you need a spring compressor. Couldn't find anywhere I was happy to put axle stands so I jacked it with the Oem jack then but blocks under just in case it slipped. I used a trolley jack to jack up and down the hub. If you are thinking of doing it I'll write you a list of what I did because there are a couple of points to note.
     
  14. MikeParkin

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    So are you making some more spacers for us ? How much ? Want to get everything ready for mine when it come in October. H&Rs are about £160
     
  15. C2 DTN

    C2 DTN Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Spacers are about £180 with bolts for H&R's.

    I'm 100% confident in mine because I'm an engineer, but I wouldn't make a part like that for forum members because if anything went wrong it could be a fatal accident.
     
  16. ChrisB-90

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    Adding springs and spacers to the car effect the warranty?

    I plan on doing the same as you have done soon
     
  17. Rob2k68

    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    If you don't mind please I'd be very grateful. The one place I've found to fit them is a four hour round trip away and four hour wait to change them so a whole day making me think I'd be better to do it myself.
     
  18. paulk

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    Iv found local formula 1 auto centres very competitive on price for changing springs after all it's nothing special to do
     
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  19. C2 DTN

    C2 DTN Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Seems to be settling nicely !!!! image.jpg


    @Rob2k68 I'll write up the list this weekend
     
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  20. paulk

    paulk Registered User

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    I'm happy with my h and r springs sits nice
     
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  22. C2 DTN

    C2 DTN Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Yeah, good price and the spacers cost me nothing so including the wheel bolts I've spent around £200.
     
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  23. Forbzeeee

    Forbzeeee Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Looking good. How's the handling?
     
  24. C2 DTN

    C2 DTN Active Member VCDS Map User

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    A bit firmer that stock. feels much more planted in the corners
     
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  25. MA3RC

    MA3RC Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    I'm not sure whether you've noticed or not, but when I had springs fitted the acceleration feels a little quicker? It's probably down to less body lurch under acceleration or completely in my head but it's a good feeling none the less
     
  26. C2 DTN

    C2 DTN Active Member VCDS Map User

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    cant say ive noticed, but ive not really had enough clear road to boot it since fitting them.
     
  27. batch

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    Any new feedback C2? Having my Sportlines fitted tomorrow!
     
  28. C2 DTN

    C2 DTN Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Can't fault it, and it's settled lovely !!
     
  29. C2 DTN

    C2 DTN Active Member VCDS Map User

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    This is how it sits 10 days after fitting

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  30. Fiddie

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    Have you Magnetic Ride?

    Which reference have the springs? I'm about to get 28810-1.

    Thanks!
     
  31. C2 DTN

    C2 DTN Active Member VCDS Map User

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    No ive not got magnetic ride.

    The springs are the older version, 28826-2. They are the original part number - lowers it by 20mm
     
  32. Fiddie

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    Thanks for reply.

    Let's see how sets mine when fitted :)
     
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  34. jasso86

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    Awesome stance bro!
     
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  35. Fiddie

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    Hi!
    I've just fit my H&R Springs and I see the car need some wheel spacers, but for what I see... I need it wider on front wheels than rear.
    I'dont have seen anyone with this setting. Maybe Im wrong?
     
  36. C2 DTN

    C2 DTN Active Member VCDS Map User

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    I suppose it's all personal taste but I always prefer a wider rear track
     

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