Cheap coilovers vs springs

Anthony_H

Registered User
I need rid of wheel gap for six months or so i can't stand it any longer. So i was thinking Eibach 50mm or H&R, but how would say £200 coilovers compare.
I would'nt normally go for cheap coilovers as its more about comfort and handling and being able to set it up how i want than looks for me, but i just cant afford it right now and theres no excuse for this amout of gap.
So if there not to bad compared to stock i may use them as a stop gap for now, i dont really want to screw my shocks using lower springs as it will go back to stock somtime in the future.
 

Boydie

S3 8V DSG
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I would rather spend the £200 on decent springs that cheap coilovers - cheap coils will be very crashy. Be ok made but quality of material and parts used will be represented by the cost.

I have H&R 25mm springs in my S3 and they are fantastic and lower the car sufficiently!
 

Anthony_H

Registered User
My main worry realy is just the that i want 50mm springs and 50mm cant be good for stock shocks. But surpose its sports suspension so its only what 35mm realy, what does the sports suspension consist of, is it just lower or are the shocks shortend aswell.
 

Boydie

S3 8V DSG
VCDS Map User
Tried and tested mate. The shocks will be fine with that drop. They wont compress by 50mm, more than likely 40mm genuinely!
 

glasgowdubber

Registered User
As said, spoend that £200 on some H&R's you won't regret it!

Here mines before...
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And after...
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Anthony_H

Registered User
:drool: Springs it is then, so what's the diffrence in H&R and Eibach other than price.
 

N8

Kowalski Details
VCDS Map User
£500 will get you decent coils, better ride, and adjustable height, I hope you're happy with spring height, as numerous people come to me and say, wish i'd gone for coils as once springs settle they maybe too high/low for you
 

Boydie

S3 8V DSG
VCDS Map User
H&R I am led to believe are not as harsh as the Eibach's
 

JustCharlie

Registered User
I've used H&R springs and they are very good, but I've just fitted some AP coilovers and for the money they are brilliant, the ride quality is very good and the handling is spot-on
 

warrenlord

Registered User
yeah but if he has a sport modle not an s3 it will be different as s3's are about 20mm lower than a sport anyway.? so what will 50mm springs be like on standard shocks on a sport.
 

Anthony_H

Registered User
Sure the springs are 50mm from stock, so it wont matter what model i think. Coilsovers are going on in about 6 months, im going for meisterR ones £650 adjustalble height, dampning and camber plates etc, this is purely just somthing to rid of the wheel gap for a short time.
 
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