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 Post subject: Lowered (eibach) with S3 wheels
PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 12:02 pm 
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Ordered springs from Germany like user "5x112". I agree that the car has a very nice OEM ride quality, but taking corners is much much more fun. The drop seems to be a tiny bit more than an inch. I would need a before measurement.

Found s3 wheels on craigslist. 18" wheels are orders of magnitude better than the 17" wheels. Even my wife noticed!

Purchased from tunershop.com part# E10-15-021-15-22

http://www.tunershop.com/Eibach_springs_Pro-Kit_AUDI_A3_Sportback_(8VA)_30_30mm_(Audi)_x200_230_234x_p1082248_h3_m112635.html

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 Post subject: Re: Lowered (eibach) with S3 wheels
PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:59 pm 
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Looks good! What tyres do you have on the new wheels? Has the ride suffered much going from 17" wheels with stock suspension to 18" with lowering springs? Do the lowering springs improve the handling significantly?


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 Post subject: Re: Lowered (eibach) with S3 wheels
PostPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:45 pm 
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Same here, got my car back today. Ordered Eibach from Germany and S3 take off wheels and tires

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 Post subject: Re: Lowered (eibach) with S3 wheels
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:19 am 
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Trodderus wrote:
Looks good! What tyres do you have on the new wheels? Has the ride suffered much going from 17" wheels with stock suspension to 18" with lowering springs? Do the lowering springs improve the handling significantly?


I got goodyear eagle sports. The ride has remained virtually unchanged, but the handling and steering response brings this car to what I expected in the first place buying a german car. Someone high up thought PHEV drivers somehow like having their Audis look like a honda fit. :roll:

The new tires improved turn-in response and cornering stability. The OEM contipros must have weak sidewalls, or its the fact that I sized up... I dont know. This comes with a caveat however. You should get a second opinion, but my opinion is that the road noise has increased as dramatically as handling. Again, I dont know if its tire choice or the lower profile tire, but im not happy with the road noise. Whatever. Ill turn the stereo up. :D

The eibach springs keep the car flat. Ill venture to say that the tires will break loose if i try to see how fast I can go around a corner. The OEM springs on the other hand remind me of my wifes prius. And Im not even kidding. The OEM suspension on the e-tron was somehow intended to appeal to drivers who miss their Fit. :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Lowered (eibach) with S3 wheels
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 1:24 am 
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salvadorsantana wrote:
Same here, got my car back today. Ordered Eibach from Germany and S3 take off wheels and tires

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yes yes yes :mrgreen: Beautiful. I searched high and low for those wheels, even found a set within driving distance and screwed around with negotiating until I lost the deal. Ended up paying a little more for my set of S3 wheels, but to be honest I was seriously chickening out on going with 19's for a variety of reasons.


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 Post subject: Re: Lowered (eibach) with S3 wheels
PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:25 am 
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Love the look of the lower profile. I purchased the Eibach springs that arrived yesterday. My question is did either of you attempt to install the new springs yourself? If you did can you offer some tips? I've found a few how to videos on Youtube but, I wanted to hear first hand from someone who has done it themselves.

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