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J-roc
11-22-2005, 03:44 PM
Hope this works... This is how the A3 looks nowadays. Hope you all think it looks as good as I do, and by the way, with the APR chip and now these springs boy it is one fun car.

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/6026DSCN0347-med.JPG

DoThisMyWay
11-22-2005, 03:52 PM
Looks much better! Now, that's how it should look. That's perfect!

Borg54
11-22-2005, 06:05 PM
looks Great!! i can't wait till mine come in. i was afraid that the Nuespeed springs would not be lower enough but it looks great. can see how you would go lower without rubbing...

ECA4
11-22-2005, 06:11 PM
Perfect drop, love that color too[up]

Anthony
11-22-2005, 07:07 PM
Yes, we were concerned the drop wouldn't be enough as the A3 had the Sport Package. But as you can see all worries have been disspelled. It looks and rides amazing. The Neuspeed Sport Springs for the A3 come highly recommended! [up]

J-roc
11-23-2005, 02:12 AM
Indeed, indeed... I would say the ride height is just about perfect. I'm stoked I can still go up and down my steep-ass driveway without any problems. Thanks for the props guys!

Ayethree
11-24-2005, 03:48 PM
I can vouch for these as the stock shocks are SACH's performance shocks and actually pair up quite well...The ride is actually less jarring than the stock springs and quite comfortable. But when you push it, they really perform. Cheers

shragon
12-09-2005, 03:49 PM
so to confirm, neuspeeds on stock shocks?

btw... does the car have euro bumper strips up front that delete the orange marker?

and last but not least, looks great!! love the clean look on the a3!

Meesh
12-09-2005, 03:54 PM
the bumper strips are just orange markers sanded down, primer, and body matched.

shragon
12-09-2005, 03:59 PM
ic... looks good!!

Anthony
12-09-2005, 06:27 PM
Yeah there is no "rub strip" like we're used to on the MK IV Golfs/Jettas. It's a raised part on the bumper, not an actual removable piece like we'd think it to be. So yeah, Meesh is correct.

And yes it's the Neuspeed springs on OEM sport suspension.

retrohasen
12-10-2005, 07:18 AM
That looks sweet. I am really wanting an A3[:(] Anybody want to buy my Mini?

PRVWing
12-10-2005, 04:08 PM
Originally posted by Ayethree
I can vouch for these as the stock shocks are SACH's performance shocks and actually pair up quite well...The ride is actually less jarring than the stock springs and quite comfortable. But when you push it, they really perform. Cheers

so there is no bottoming on the shocks? i just ordered my A3 with sports-package and was considering the H&R cup-kit, but if you say the OEM shocks are that good i could save some $$$ for the chip with those springs...

PRVWing
12-10-2005, 04:10 PM
i had a MKIV jetta and with 6k miles on the stock suspention, i got bottoming from the OEM shocks sinse the day i installed the springs...

Nuvolari
12-10-2005, 06:17 PM
About those orange marker lights--is there still light coming through the paint?

Car looks great! Congrats on the drop job.

Anthony
12-10-2005, 11:11 PM
As far as I'm aware, there is no bottoming out. I would have heard it til no end from J-roc if this was the case. Bear in mind the car did come equipped with the "Sport Package".

And yes if you look really closely there is light coming through the markers. We left the bulbs in to avoid the bulb-out warning light. I suppose this could be fixed with a few more coats of paint, or by not inserting them into the marker (leaving them behind the bumper).

Nuvolari
12-11-2005, 01:30 AM
I personally wouldn't mind light coming throught the paint. Heck, I don't even dislike the stock markers, particularly on the S-line where there are no bumper strips. They remind me of the very nicely done markers and lights on the 350Z.

Anthony
12-11-2005, 12:21 PM
I'm hoping to get the S-line front bumper on the A3, and just fill and smooth over the markers.

bkquattro
12-29-2005, 12:10 PM
how does the a3 handle? I want to get the 2.0t, but i'm a little hesitant because it's fwd. I don't have anything against fwd cars, but I LOVE quattro.

-brian

keepmovingordie
12-29-2005, 12:56 PM
Got any more pics?

Anthony
12-29-2005, 06:50 PM
The car handles great, especially with these springs on. Much better behaved through the twisties. But the tires will of course break loose much easier than if you had quattro. Can't push it through the turns, and you have to be much lighter on the gas off the line. Just the way it is with FWD vs quattro.

bkquattro
12-29-2005, 10:08 PM
Anthony, thanks for the 411. I've had plenty of experience with fwd cars, but I guess I've got to experience how this particular car is for myself to know. I'm still contemplating spending the extra dough to get myself the new a4 quattro. We'll see what the new year brings.

-brian

J-roc
12-30-2005, 02:06 PM
Since it is "chipped" I really wish I had quattro so much torque that the tires really get lose, but I'm hoping when I finally get some wheels that better tires will help with the traction but I still have fun with it. I just hope they come out with the 2.0T engine with quattro too.

fatoftheland
01-12-2006, 12:12 PM
Looks great!

Ayethree
01-12-2006, 03:04 PM
Mine on Bilstein Sports Shocks and Neuspeed Sports Springs...Rides comfy and smooth (less jarring than stock sports) but so much more planted and balanced.

http://fulltank.tv/A3_Drop_02.jpg

Meesh
01-12-2006, 03:10 PM
could you post up a profile shot of your car that isnt under exposed... i want to see the ride height cause im thinking of going blisten shocks and neuspeed springs for suspension.

Ayethree
01-12-2006, 05:29 PM
Ha..will get you something if I can..that is post- treated for a website...not under-exposed (unless you're on an old uncalibrated rgb monitor) :P

UPDATE:

OK...got it..lightened it a bit for ya too. Cheers.

http://fulltank.tv/a3_shocks_04.jpg

robots_are_neon
01-25-2006, 03:14 AM
nice dude!

Tinman
01-25-2006, 07:01 AM
good height and fantatic color!

L8

OettingerAvant
01-28-2006, 10:14 PM
nice drop.

a3z4sheezy
02-04-2006, 11:01 PM
Do you have any more pictures online? I'd like to see a closer-up shot of the back wheel, preferably straight-on so I can get a good feel for the gap.

How much $$ in labor is this job? Are there DIY instructions anywhere? I'm thinking of making this my first mod ever...

thanks![wrench]

J-roc
02-07-2006, 01:17 PM
I got to get some more pics up soon...Problem is my car is super dirty right now. I can tell you that there is barely any wheel gap in back, maybe half an inch at the most. The front though there is still about an inch to an inch and a half. I got a deal on labor through a coworker of my bro. It isn't the easiest install because I believe you have to disconnect the...shoot I forgot the name, the something "arm," so that means realignment is needed. But I think it took about 3 hours or so to get done.