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

C2 DTN

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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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batch

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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!
 

Rob2k68

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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 !
 

C2 DTN

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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
 

C2 DTN

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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.
 

MA3RC

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

C2 DTN

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

Made the hubcentric spacers myself
 

Rob2k68

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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.

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 ???
 

C2 DTN

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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.
 

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
 

C2 DTN

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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.
 

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
 

Rob2k68

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......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.

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.
 

paulk

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

C2 DTN

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

Forbzeeee

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Looking good. How's the handling?
 

MA3RC

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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
 

C2 DTN

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

batch

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Any new feedback C2? Having my Sportlines fitted tomorrow!
 

C2 DTN

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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
 

Fiddie

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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.
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?
 

C2 DTN

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