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      06-09-2013, 08:09 AM   #1
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Lowering springs Help required

Currently got 313 19" wheels on the car, and although I wasn't planning on dropping the car, I've decided to get some lowering springs. (Dont want to go down the coilover route at this point).

Any suggestions on make? Want a nice drop, but wih no rubbing/ minimal rubbing when loaded. I will be putting spacers on with the drop. (Currently have 20 on rear, but these rub even with standard springs). Although sits nice and flush.

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The two favorites are H&R or Eibach. Do bear in mind your ride quality will deteriorate. I would advise changing the dampers at the same time and if you want OEM ride (or better) try Koni FSD dampers.
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Yeah the ride quality always does. My audi TT is pretty low, so used to the lower ride quality. I'll try the two you mentioned, and see how it goes. Thanks
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I put on ACS lowering springs on my previous E90. These springs are specced by AC Schnitzer and manufactured by Eibach. Ride quality was nice, very close to OEM. I didn't change the dampers at the time, but if i did it again i would.
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Want a nice drop, but wih no rubbing/ minimal rubbing when loaded. I will be putting spacers on with the drop. (Currently have 20 on rear, but these rub even with standard springs). Although sits nice and flush.

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+1 H&R or Eibach seem best.

Lowering a car won't ever cause more rubbing as it doesn't move the wheels position in or out.

Think about it, all you're doing is moving the car further down it's suspension travel, if the car doesn't rub now when you bottom out coming off a speed bump etc then it won't rub when it's lowered will it?

Fitting spacers can cause rubbing though even on a standard height car during compressions.

You have 20mm rear spacers - what about the front? it must look a bit unbalanced with big wide rears spacers?

It will really dull the steering too, adding understeer with wider rear track.

Depending on your wheel offsets, but 10mm spacers all round gives a good look, no rubbing and keeps both front and rear track in proportion, preserving front/rear balance.

Just don't overdo the spacers - one for us oldies


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