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Lowering Springs

Timi8888 Jan 8, 2018

  1. Timi8888

    Timi8888 Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi S3 S tronic

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    Hi all,

    I’m looking to get my car lowered and want to see if anyone has pics of theirs lowered on standard 18inch wheels?

    Also if you’re running Eibach or H&R and what the ride quality is like?

    I have read the H&R Supersports are the lowest with a 30/35mm drop, but maybe too much bounce. The Eibach pro kit drops 20mm and is not too far from standard spring ride quality. Not sure if 20mm drop is enough so wanted to see some pics please!

    Thanks.
     
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  3. Timi8888

    Timi8888 Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi S3 S tronic

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    Bump.

    Any one got reviews on ride comfort of ANY lowering spring?

    I just want a spring as low as possible without having the bouncy wavey feeling when going at higher speeds.
     
  4. SevenW

    SevenW Active Member

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    I will be changing my suspension again in the very near future.
    I was on OE stuff on 17's, then went to 18's with a 26.5 " ground to fender gap.
    Changed to Solo-Werks coilovers then changed to 19's. Gnd to fender is now 25.5" Approx a finger gap.
    The coilovers are really comfy and at their price point real good value, but coil slap is bugging me at slow speeds, I installed them with new mounting gear when new, I also installed Tein spring silencers and the setup was silent as, but now 1 year later I am getting pings, clicks and squeaks, which can be cured by jacking up the car and just adjusting the springs in the pans, but the noises return after a few starts.
    Anyway......I have now purchased a Bilstein / Eibach B12 Sportline setup which will hopefully get put on nextweek or so. IMG_3029.JPG
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    Rayner_1704 DAN

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    1876AC9A-5744-4AA2-B2F0-DFD35A67BF6F.jpeg 48750B87-9749-4896-8E32-3902412DF096.jpeg 421648E8-9CBC-4074-9D28-B8EFC7AFC10F.jpeg E220D935-250A-40FC-BD83-A248CA35A030.jpeg I have eibach springs on mine ride is maybe 10% stuffer at most. None of my passengers have noticed but it’s corners much better
    First one is oem
    Second just after fitting
    Third on aftermarket 18
    Forth on Audi 19s
     
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  6. SevenW

    SevenW Active Member

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    Sportlines or Pro Kit?
    Looks good! I'm not a slammed kinda guy so they look pretty good.
    Eibach are quality items.
     
  7. -Ju-

    -Ju- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Team Panther Audi S3

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    This is mine on H&R springs with 10mm spacers all round
    18's
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    19's
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    The ride imo is better than oem, although I do have magride.
    I also have a set of Eibach pro's in the garage that I never fitted
     
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  8. s3joe

    s3joe Active Member

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    I am thinking of the Apr kit has anyone got them fitted
     
  9. Timi8888

    Timi8888 Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi S3 S tronic

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    Are these H&R sports or super sports?

    I have heard a lot of mixed reviews on these. Some say the ride is very wallowy and bouncy at high speeds?
     
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    -Ju- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Team Panther Audi S3

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    Sorry, I've no idea on the version, afaik these were the only ones listed and they drop the car about 30mm, or 35mm in my case as I have magride.
    I've not noticed any issues with the ride but like I say I have magride.
    I've had H&R's on all my cars, the only one I had an issue with was my previous 8P S3 as I thought it settled a little too low and gave me issues with speed bumps. No issue on the 8V as it sits higher at the front
     
  11. RO65ERS

    RO65ERS Well-Known Member Team Panther Audi S3 Manual

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    I have a set of eibach sportlines for sale.
    Fronts never fitted.
    Rears have covered 150 miles ish.
     
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  13. Timi8888

    Timi8888 Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi S3 S tronic

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    How much you selling the Eibach Sportlines for?

    Testing out an S3 with VWR springs on Sunday. Interested to see how low it make sure the car sit and if it has the wallowy feel to it.
     
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    Do you still have these for sale?
     
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    matttyk Member

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    And do you have these still up for sale?
     
  16. Smiddy

    Smiddy New Member Team Nogaro Blue Audi S3

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    What did you think of the vwr springs?
     
  17. -Ju-

    -Ju- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Team Panther Audi S3

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    Yes mate I do still have them in the garage!
     
  18. matttyk

    matttyk Member

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    Nice one! How much would you take for them?

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  19. -Ju-

    -Ju- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Team Panther Audi S3

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    You can have them for £80 plus the postage if your not anywhere near me
     
  20. Timi8888

    Timi8888 Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi S3 S tronic

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    Very impressed with the VWR springs.

    His first set VWR replaced free of charge as the front springs seemed as if they stayed under tension when compressed. Every now and then he would hear a twang as if the spring suddenly lost its compression.

    But the replaced set he is very happy with. Cars sits nice and low. Stiffer but doesn’t bounce over small potholes and speedbumps like the standard springs do. Also no wallowy feel when going over dips in the road at fast speeds.
     
  21. matttyk

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    How much do they lower by?

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  22. -Ju-

    -Ju- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Team Panther Audi S3

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    I'll check the model number when I get home, Its not as much as the sportline
     
  23. Timi8888

    Timi8888 Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi S3 S tronic

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    You said you’re selling sportlines, but then said the springs don’t go as low as sportlines? Lol
     
  24. -Ju-

    -Ju- Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Team Panther Audi S3

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    I think you'll find I said pro's!
     
  25. Timi8888

    Timi8888 Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi S3 S tronic

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    Oh I see, two people selling Eibach springs lol, one sport lines and one pro kit.

    Pro kit lowers by 10-15mm and the sport lines are 25-30mm I think.
     
  26. RO65ERS

    RO65ERS Well-Known Member Team Panther Audi S3 Manual

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    Ive sent you a pm.
     
  27. Smiddy

    Smiddy New Member Team Nogaro Blue Audi S3

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    That’s great! I might be going down this route, just hope they’re not too low for 19s!
     
  28. Timi8888

    Timi8888 Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi S3 S tronic

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    It looks spot on believe me!
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  30. AndyKnight

    AndyKnight Active Member Team Navarra Audi S3 Sportback S tronic DSG

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    It's a couple of mm higher now as my replacement springs were a new spec from vwr but the difference is negligible.
     
  31. Timi8888

    Timi8888 Well-Known Member Team Daytona Audi S3 S tronic

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    Didn’t know you was on this forum mate!
     
  32. scott8v

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    hey guys, iv got a 2014 184 quattro s line, i think it had SE suspension from factory, fitted eibach sportline springs, sits nice, handles really well and not too harsh a ride when in comfort mode.

    however, when the front springs where fitted, the top strut mount was refitted but the spring wasn't under tension, and the strut had to be refitted to the car, lined up correctly and hub jacked up to get tension on spring. is this normal? mot pass or fail.

    fitted lowering springs in the past but never has the spring not been under tension. thanks
     
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  34. AndyKnight

    AndyKnight Active Member Team Navarra Audi S3 Sportback S tronic DSG

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    That's not normal. @DJAlix had the similar issue with his lowering springs and yes it is an mot fail if your springs are not under tension with no weight on the wheels.
     
  35. scott8v

    scott8v New Member

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    hmmmmm my mot is in 6 weeks, did DJAlix get a resolution to his problem?
     
  36. DJAlix

    DJAlix VAG Car Coding Site Sponsor Team Ibis VAG Can Professional VCDS Map User Gold Supporter quattro ODIS (Offboard Diagnostic System)

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    I removed my mss kits track front springs and installed Mss street fronts :)
     

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