rs3 8p on H&R lowering springs..and pics please

vwgolfmk5

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looking to purchase the 20mm drop at back and 25mm drop at from h&r springs..anyone had this done?if so how is the drive..and any pics to see how it looks thanks..also in the market for an intercooler and incudtion kit..as just ordered my secondaray and downpipes...looking to go stage to..thanks
 

jamiepaton5

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There's a sepang blue one further down the page and it looks lowered. Also a guy Bobby s3 further down the page in the Rs3 forum who has lowered his on h+r springs.

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JayA3sline

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I use to be on H&R lowering springs but am now on Bilstein B16 coilovers. I found the springs sat slightly too low for me on the front, rear was fine. One thing to bear in mind with lowering springs is the oem shocks are pretty poor so ideally if your going for lowering springs get some Bilstein B8 shocks OR just go to a b14 or b16 coilovers kit and you won’t have any faff. You can adjust the height till your hearts content and with the b16 adjust the stiffness to a ride that suits you.

If you have a mk1 RS3 then forge is arguably the best/most recommended for our platform and 8V RS3 recommend the Wagner FMIC.

For stage 2 just gut the oem downpipe to save you some money as you won’t gain much from an aftermarket Downpipe.
 

vwgolfmk5

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looking to purchase the 20mm drop at back and 25mm drop at from h&r springs..anyone had this done?if so how is the drive..and any pics to see how it looks thanks..also in the market for an intercooler and incudtion kit..as just ordered my secondaray and downpipes...looking to go stage to..thanks
apolagies for the spelling mistakes its spell check lol...hope everyone can make it what i said..
 

vwgolfmk5

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I use to be on H&R lowering springs but am now on Bilstein B16 coilovers. I found the springs sat slightly too low for me on the front, rear was fine. One thing to bear in mind with lowering springs is the oem shocks are pretty poor so ideally if your going for lowering springs get some Bilstein B8 shocks OR just go to a b14 or b16 coilovers kit and you won’t have any faff. You can adjust the height till your hearts content and with the b16 adjust the stiffness to a ride that suits you.

If you have a mk1 RS3 then forge is arguably the best/most recommended for our platform and 8V RS3 recommend the Wagner FMIC.

For stage 2 just gut the oem downpipe to save you some money as you won’t gain much from an aftermarket Downpipe.

iv already got the pipes ordered for front and secondary decats...but thanks for the suggestion,,also in regards to the springs i have no also ordered them lol as they do look good but totaly understand the ride will not be the best..iv gone for a 25mm drop at front so hoping it will not be to bad..i know there is a 30mm drop available to..

in regards to the intercooler anyone got the Airtec? i have been looking at that one..also need an induction kit if anyone is selling please inbox me..thanks hoping to get to stage 2 very soon from fully stock
 

vwgolfmk5

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Get the forge honestly. Lifetime warranty and proven! I went from stock to stage 3 tte500 so you’ll be happy with the outcome.
wow thats crazy!!any for sale in regards to the forge intercooler?i dont mind a used one lol..exactly what would i need for a stage 3 bud? also where is best for remaps and prices etc
 

JayA3sline

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You may find one on eBay going, don’t stick anything on it though as it will affect your temps.
Stage 3 you’d need a turbo (eg hybrid) catback as original acts as a restriction. Uprated plugs, high pressure fuel pump (needed for stage 2), intake, full decat, uprated prop bolts.
MRC tuning custom map & dsg map - best in the business.
For stage 3 including labour and associated hardware your looking around £10k min
 

vwgolfmk5

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You may find one on eBay going, don’t stick anything on it though as it will affect your temps.
Stage 3 you’d need a turbo (eg hybrid) catback as original acts as a restriction. Uprated plugs, high pressure fuel pump (needed for stage 2), intake, full decat, uprated prop bolts.
MRC tuning custom map & dsg map - best in the business.
For stage 3 including labour and associated hardware your looking around £10k min

thanks for that info much appreciated..im going to stick with the stage 2 for now lol..what you mean bwt the temps bud?
 

vwgolfmk5

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front and secondary cat decats now arrived
 

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JayA3sline

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You will be able to drive it with the Downpipe on but just don’t boot it as en engine management will be lit. If I were you I’d just get your tuner to fit it before the remap
 

bobby_s3

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iv fitted the ramair one its pretty cool..got the decat of ebay to bud ..downpipe with secondary decats

Nice, my RAMAIR kit got delivered on Monday, hoping to get it fitted on Saturday.

Whats it sound like with the primary decat? I already have the secondary ones fitted.
 

vwgolfmk5

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yes i had the same probelm for some reason the cone leans against the fuse box but iv let it be for now..il get you some pics soon
 

vwgolfmk5

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no iv used all the bits that ram air sent me..but for some reason it will not sit right ..gonna have to probs get it adjusted some how or atleast modified to sit right
 

bobby_s3

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yes H&r springs on this

Any spacers?

no iv used all the bits that ram air sent me..but for some reason it will not sit right ..gonna have to probs get it adjusted some how or atleast modified to sit right

The little silicone pipe they sent me between the MAF and the Air Filter wouldnt fit, so they sent me a larger one which fitted fine.

I personally think its the heat shield, i have put some pics in my other post.
 

vwgolfmk5

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ye will have to look into it..but my silicone pipe did fit fine tbh, no spacers yet thats what im looking for next if anyone selling any please inbox me
 
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