Springs or Coilovers..??

L55DSW

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I've been reading about springs and coilovers for my S3 and i can not decide which to go for, i'm not looking to sit it on its **** so are coilovers really worth while..?? i have read on here that a lot of you have switched from coilovers to a spring set up..??

Does anyone have a pic of your car on the 30mm spring setup..??

Thanks..
 

DPM

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All depends on what drop you're looking for and also what you're wanting to spend.

Springs and shocks tend to be a more comfortable option where as coilovers have the advantage of being able to get the height exactly how you want it.

Damian @ DPM Performance
 

russwuss

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Personally I wouldn't go for coilovers.. just for the fact that I doubt you'll ever adjust them after you've fitted them :)

I went for the AP Suspension Kit for around £400 and no complaints so far! Popular option on here is billestein B8's with H&R springs.. however they are more expensive than the AP kit.
 

azman

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i put the apex 30mm lowering springs on mine, the camber on the rear was way too much. so i had to put adjustable tie arms on the rear and get it geometry aligned, ill put some pics up in a short while.
 

L55DSW

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Thanks guys, yes i like my comfort ha, thats true once the coilovers would be on id never adjust them..
I thought the camber was adjustable as standard? how much are the tie arms..??
 

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Personally I don't see the advantage of coilovers being the fact you can keep adjusting them, I see it as being the fact you can get the stance exactly how you want it.

For comfort though I'd go for a good quality springs and shocks option.

Damian @ DPM Performance
 

JimS3

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I had weitec coilovers but with 18 inch wheels they were too harsh for me.

Since changed to Eibach Pro springs and Koni STR.T shocks (Cost £398 total) and am really happy with the ride and handling.
 

Dan-Jnr

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I have the Eibach Pro kit installed on OEM shocks. Sits perfectly, ride quality is comfortable and not harsh at all.

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IrishDave

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What is better to go with gas or oil shocks.
 

L55DSW

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Thanks for the info guys, thats really helpful, i can see your point damian about getting it to sit right thanks again..
 

thegoal007

Another S3 owner....
if you going for a big turbo upgrade in the future i would say invest into some coilover :)

big turbo = must have coilovers

Erm ?
 

Paradox1

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It dont matter what turbo you have lol

Shocks and springs are more for comfort
Coilovers are for adjustibg and If anythibg,better for track!
 

jojo

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Who needs coilovers?

Apex Springs, Bilstein Shocks, FK lowering caps, new strut tops and bearing up front aswell when this pic was taken, I have since fitted adjustable camber bars on the rear also.
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jojo

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Whats the reasoning with this statement....?

It means you've been crippled by your big turbo build, you can only afford a set of cheap coilovers, instead of a real suspension setup! :laugh:
 

cecilthesausage

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It means you've been crippled by your big turbo build, you can only afford a set of cheap coilovers, instead of a real suspension setup! :laugh:
Get the suspension first.... Then you don't have to suffer the Joms or the Jamex..... I had some on mine.... And for the life of me I don't know why.... Well I do...lol But it didn't take long before my spine and car where slowly rattling to bits and I thought get this freakin sh@te of my car....lol..... Billy's and Eibach all the way....👍
 

thegoal007

Another S3 owner....
Whats the reasoning with this statement....?

I was rather hoping the guy who made the correlation between the two in the frst place answer it !

It was bit sarcastic.... becuase there is none ---I do know that !
 
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