Handling Mods - S3 8P 2009

Sam Axon

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Hi guys,

Looking into handling mods for my S3, have a rough idea in my head what I'm looking for but wondering about manufacturers etc. Any help appriciated - please fill the '?' with your suggestions.

Whiteline Anti Lift Kit
Bilstein B14 Coilovers
Uprated top mounts ?
Front ARB ?
Rear ARB ?
Polybush front/rear arms?
 

S3Alex

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Mine has a Whiteline AlK

Updated ARBs
Polybushed
Bilstein B14

I think you'll be happy with it.

I moved from kW clubsport suspension to those and it definitely improved the road handling.

ARBs probably make the biggest initial difference
 

-Ju-

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Bilstein or KW and if your budget stretches some adjustability built in i.e KW V2/V3 or Bilstein B16's
H&R anti roll bars front and rear
WALK or similar

I had KW clubsports and H&R anti roll bars on mine with the Whiteline Anti Lift Kit on mine and it was a joy to drive.
I still have the WALK if your interested
 

mechanic69

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034motorsports top mounts
H&R arbs


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mechanic69

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Superpro ALKs and poly bushes for lower wishbone front


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S.

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Best suspension mod i did was h&r anti-roll bars. If i was going again that would be first with good alignement.
Then coilovers or uprated struts with matching springs.
 

tcardio

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agree with all above

unless things have changed bilstein makes the dampers for H&R and H&R makes the springs for bilstein. I prefer Bilstein but H&R street performance is more than adequate
add all 3 engine mounts for more HP to the ground
rear 034 subframe mounts
front tyrol or equivalent subframe mounts
drop links and corner balancing
AND
really great tires!!!
 

mechanic69

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Michelin ps4 tyres get my vote awesome tyre


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mechanic69

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Sticks like glue with arbs and alks


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Sam Axon

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Thank you for all your replies guys, massively appriciate it.

Where in the UK are a reputable 034M dealer? Cheers
 

HHS3

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Boydie

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My 2007 S3 had:
  • H&R Springs 20mm
  • H&R front and rear ARBS
  • Super Pro ALK
  • Revo Engine and gear box mounts

Handling was so much better especially after the ALK
 

Moxy89

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I have

H and R anti rolls bars
Engine mounts
Polybushed
H and r coilovers
Powerflex alk
And ado8r and it nothing far from perfect
 
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