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lowering springs or coilovers

jonnyj Jul 22, 2018

  1. jonnyj

    jonnyj Member

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    The 1st job im going to look at doing is giving car a lower stance but don't wont a really harsh ride or would have gone for a RS focus lol

    looked at the KW Hight adjustable spring system for around £460

    or coilovers like Bilstein B16 at around £1.500 or the KW Variant 3 at £ 250 more

    are coilovers worth the extra money if im not doing track days
     
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  3. dno_uk

    dno_uk Active Member Team Ara Blue Team Riviera Audi RS3 Audi A6

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    I've been running the KW adjustable springs for the last couple of weeks and am very happy with them.

    Stance is spot on and whilst the ride is firmer it's far from uncomfortable. I did a 400 mile round trip to Goodwood last week and had no complaints from passengers.
     
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    jonnyj Member

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    whot drop you running on these bud The same front and rear
    and would you use spacers also or nice and tight to the arch anyways
     
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    jungle650 Well-Known Member Team Daytona TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi RS3 quattro S tronic MQB Platform DSG

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  6. dno_uk

    dno_uk Active Member Team Ara Blue Team Riviera Audi RS3 Audi A6

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    You can go up to -25mm at the front and -20mm rear. I'm not at the lowest setting but will probably drop the rear a touch more now everything has settled.

    I'm running 8.5 all round so no spacers.

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    Nice look that bud with those HRE wheels They 19s
    Do you get any rubbing on turn mate

    that car looks good though im glad I went blue :icon thumright:
     
  9. dno_uk

    dno_uk Active Member Team Ara Blue Team Riviera Audi RS3 Audi A6

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    Thanks pal, they are 19s - no issues with rubbing.
     
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  10. Slowracer

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    I’m considering coilovers as Im finding the damping on the stock setup with magride to be off. It bounces around on low speed bumps and feels crashy on bigger bumps.
    I’m not sure if it’s a function of the mag ride but coming off a speed hump in a car park the front bounces up and down a few times after the hump but back feels really stiff.
    At speed the suspension feels and sounds a little crashy. On the plus side the car handles road imperfections well.

    I’d love to get the KW DDC coilovers but they cost an arm and a leg.
     
  11. penetrator

    penetrator Well-Known Member

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    I’m just getting the Eibach pro kit fitted as we speak, well they’ve just finished and it went straight on there geo for setup and it was out on one side so please make sure you get that checked ASAP after obviously.

    The car looks great now and it’s only a 12/13mm drop, and I’ve got 12mm spacers on all around. Pics will be up soon.
     
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    Top 2 are before front and rear,
    Bottom 2 are after the pro kit installed
     

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  14. JamesBaby

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    Is this with the KW adjustable springs?
    If so do you have a part number for the 8V car.

    Cheers


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    After
     

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  16. FBF01

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    Looks good, lovely subtle drop! Be keen to see some photos side on to see how it’s sits....if your bored haaa. Still have mine in the house, need to fit mine
     
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    This site won’t let me upload the side on pics I’ve taken
     
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    Only way I could post a side on pic for some reason.
     
  20. dno_uk

    dno_uk Active Member Team Ara Blue Team Riviera Audi RS3 Audi A6

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    Yes mate that's the KW adjustable springs.

    I didn't order them myself so don't have a part number I'm afraid. Prestige Wheel Centre is Birmingham took care of everything for me - can't recommend them enough.
     
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    Looks good! Following, want to keep tabs on the progress ;) This things going to be a weapon once finished by all accounts
     
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  22. penetrator

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    :icon thumright: I’m hoping it becomes one lol
    Things now start to get expensive so it’s trying to “cough cough” hide it from the mrs :yahoo:
     
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  23. Toshers

    Toshers Member Team Nardo TFSI Owners Group Audi RS3

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    Car looks spot on, excellent choice sir!

    Mine are still sitting in the garage but hoping to get them on next week...things are pretty hectic just now!
     
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    Car has been flashed back to OEM by Revo for my Dealership visit tomorrow, I can’t wait to get stage1 put back on the car and go for a blast to see the difference with these springs fitted.
     
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  25. D0C

    D0C Well-Known Member Team Nardo Team Panther Audi RS3 TTRS

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    I'm guessing it feels slow now. It's usually more obvious going back to stock how much of a difference a map makes.
     
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    You can definitely feel the lack of the torque wave lol
    Feels like a different car and it’s not as loud I’ve noticed
     
  27. D0C

    D0C Well-Known Member Team Nardo Team Panther Audi RS3 TTRS

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    I would assume the noise factor will be that the valves aren't permanently open in dynamic that the Revo map does.
     
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    penetrator Well-Known Member

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    Yeah possibly that.
     
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    If anyone is interested in the KW adjustable springs just let us know :icon thumright:

    Damian @ DPM Performance
     
  30. JamesBaby

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    Can you kindly PM a quote. Car has mag ride And is 2015 car.
    Thanks.


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    Hello bud, are these discs the latest rev Audi discs ?


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    penetrator Well-Known Member

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    Standard Oem discs mate
     
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    How she sits now!
    Eibach pro kit 12/13mm settled.
    12mm spacers all around.
     
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  37. D0C

    D0C Well-Known Member Team Nardo Team Panther Audi RS3 TTRS

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    Much, much better
     
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    Stage1 back on and it’s just bloody awesome lol
     
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  39. jonnyj

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    that looks sweet with those spacers to push the wheels out to arches

    Aint the audi Rotors wheels still killing it after all these years Wicked :icon thumright:
     
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    jonnyj Member

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    Yes mate drop me a price please
     
  41. Pablos007

    Pablos007 With great power comes great responsibility

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    Looks awesome! :thumbs up:

    I've just bought a set of 4 used Neuspeed ET45 8.5 x 19 alloys and about to lower the RS3, but have no idea what tyres to get fitted.

    What is the ET of your alloys, and make and sizes are your tyres?

    Thanks
     
  42. dno_uk

    dno_uk Active Member Team Ara Blue Team Riviera Audi RS3 Audi A6

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    Thank you :icon thumright:

    My wheels are ET47 and I'm running my original tyre setup - P Zero 255/30 front and 235/35 rear.
     
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