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    Suspesion talk

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    Getting my list together for doing the suspension on the car obviously. Debating what all i should add on the order before getting into the job, looking at H&R Street Performance Coilovers, Meyle complete control arm kit for front, and thinking about adding in the ECS rear diff. mount and carrier bushings. I have all this on a cart with ECS while id rather not use them due to just bullshit experiences every other time i buy with them id sooner find stuff other places but id prefer to buy it all at once from one website. I have the Meyle kit on europa parts but appears they dont have H&R coils there or a rear diff mount. So open to other options.
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    Maybe get a hardware kit for the control arms? Or a strut mount rebuild kit? Also I recommend getting the Meyle kit from FCP euro because of the lifetime warranty. They also sell each arm individually so you can replace a single one if you want when they go bad. I just bought a kit from them for my front end rebuild. I'm waiting on getting some KW V3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gholdoian View Post
    Maybe get a hardware kit for the control arms? Or a strut mount rebuild kit? Also I recommend getting the Meyle kit from FCP euro because of the lifetime warranty. They also sell each arm individually so you can replace a single one if you want when they go bad. I just bought a kit from them for my front end rebuild. I'm waiting on getting some KW V3.

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    Website shows Meyle kit coming with all hardware needed. saying strut mount rebuild kit all ive found is the top bushing. but also meyle has a 4 year warranty on the control arms car gets driven maybe 1 week a month im not stressed over that. but i plan to call them tomorrow see if they can get hr coils if not ill have to go with two separate sites
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    Maybe a swaybar or sway bar bushings? Also I was planning on doing engine and transmission mounts as the labor isnt that much more to change out while doing suspension work.

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    Yeah may look into the sway bar bushings. Motor mounts and trans mount were done with the swap so they are new.
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    My suspension parts list looks like this:
    KW V3 coilovers
    Hotchkis RS4 sway bar set(front&rear)
    034MS endlinks(front&rear)
    034MS zerogap snub mount bracket
    Apikol snub mount
    034MS MS motor mounts
    034MS MS transmission mount
    Apikol race diff. mount
    034MS rear diff. carrier mount insert
    034MS adjustable rear UCAs
    Stern adjustable front UCAs
    034MS HD control arms
    034MS billet subframe bushings
    034MS HD upper strut mounts
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    I have the Meyle kit, snub mounts, trans mounts, and motor mounts with the Vogtland coilovers. All great, except the coilovers. Personally, I don't care for the coilovers much. Still, if you do want lower, I see no point in paying more for coilovers vs springs. Just get the springs. The coilover will only go even lower than the springs. Any more than the springs and you are so low that the car is undriveable without crossing your fingers. Now, if someone made a set of coilovers that went from +.75 for winter to -1.0 for summer, that would be worth having. If the Vogtlands didn't run out of rear adjustment WAY too quick, they almost might... The problem with all of this stuff is that if you decide you don't like at least an inch of drop, you're basically stuck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Wrong View Post
    My suspension parts list looks like this:
    KW V3 coilovers
    Hotchkis RS4 sway bar set(front&rear)
    034MS endlinks(front&rear)
    034MS zerogap snub mount bracket
    Apikol snub mount
    034MS MS motor mounts
    034MS MS transmission mount
    Apikol race diff. mount
    034MS rear diff. carrier mount insert
    034MS adjustable rear UCAs
    Stern adjustable front UCAs
    034MS HD control arms
    034MS billet subframe bushings
    034MS HD upper strut mounts
    This

    Also...is there a discussion about B7 chassis setup?? Iím curious about optimizing ride height for road handling...AutoX type suspension but want to enjoy on my daily so street spring rates


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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanmh1 View Post
    I have the Meyle kit, snub mounts, trans mounts, and motor mounts with the Vogtland coilovers. All great, except the coilovers. Personally, I don't care for the coilovers much. Still, if you do want lower, I see no point in paying more for coilovers vs springs. Just get the springs. The coilover will only go even lower than the springs. Any more than the springs and you are so low that the car is undriveable without crossing your fingers. Now, if someone made a set of coilovers that went from +.75 for winter to -1.0 for summer, that would be worth having. If the Vogtlands didn't run out of rear adjustment WAY too quick, they almost might... The problem with all of this stuff is that if you decide you don't like at least an inch of drop, you're basically stuck.
    Car is only driven in the summer so not to worried about bad weather with being "low" but coming from the my Mkv rabbit which was on air ride nothing will be as low as that lol. glad to see i got some response for coilovers though almost looked into them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tjbradney View Post
    Car is only driven in the summer so not to worried about bad weather with being "low" but coming from the my Mkv rabbit which was on air ride nothing will be as low as that lol. glad to see i got some response for coilovers though almost looked into them.
    Well, with air you can jack it up. But I assume with an RS4 motor in the car, performance is probably a bigger concern than appearance. Not to mention damage. I nearly sustained serious damage within two weeks of having my S4 because it sat as low as it did... 2.5" of ground clearance is an invitation to wreck lots of expensive stuff. Not worth it. Some of the coilovers are great. Stasis are supposedly great. But the Vogtlands are a bit underdamped IMO, even for freeway driving. There are a few good older threads on sport suspension setups, if that's the direction you're looking to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanmh1 View Post
    Well, with air you can jack it up. But I assume with an RS4 motor in the car, performance is probably a bigger concern than appearance. Not to mention damage. I nearly sustained serious damage within two weeks of having my S4 because it sat as low as it did... 2.5" of ground clearance is an invitation to wreck lots of expensive stuff. Not worth it. Some of the coilovers are probably just fine, like the ones with adjustable damping. The Vogtlands which are still about $900 for the set are a bit underdamped IMO, even for freeway driving. There are a few good older threads on sport suspension setups, if that's the direction you're looking to go.
    I donít think I aired that car up for a thing . But yeah Iím planning to go with hr sport coilovers talked to a dealer and got a nice deal just to actually buy them but yeah itís a more performance style build since itíll end up turboed in the coming years


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