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Offline bedrmninja

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S3 8P suspension
« on: August 01, 2017, 10:31:47 pm »
Can anyone recommend suspension kit for 09 S3 8P sportback?

not sure if I wanna go for coilovers, thinking more spring/shock kit.

which shop stocks good range of suspension kits to choose from in Auckland?

thanks in advance!   8)

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Re: S3 8P suspension
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2017, 10:09:28 am »
I don't know if they have bolt on kits, but I have had very good service from Centreline Suspension on Great North Rd, worth having a chat with them
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Offline bedrmninja

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Re: S3 8P suspension
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2017, 04:43:24 pm »
I don't know if they have bolt on kits, but I have had very good service from Centreline Suspension on Great North Rd, worth having a chat with them

Will have a visit thanks!

Offline bedrmninja

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Re: S3 8P suspension
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2017, 04:44:51 pm »
https://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk

Cheaper delivered than anything you will get locally.

http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/performance/suspension-kits/car/audi/s3/2009/2-0-turbo

http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/performance/suspension-kits/car/audi/s3/2009/2-0-turbo/ap-suspension-sports-suspension-kits-lowers-front-20mm-lowers-rear-20mm

Or buy a set of shocks and a set of springs separately..


Then you can customise further

NZ customs are getting quite tricky with private imports these days. I was stung couple of times on two different occasion past months.

thanks for the recommendation!

Offline McDoof

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Re: S3 8P suspension
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2017, 04:58:54 pm »
NZ customs are getting quite tricky with private imports these days. I was stung couple of times on two different occasion past months.

thanks for the recommendation!

When you say they are getting tricky? Do you mean that they did not believe that the brand new <insert expensive item here> was worth less than $400, so they got the real value of it and charged you GST on it?
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Offline GLIDN

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Re: S3 8P suspension
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2017, 10:33:44 am »
What would you like to know and what are you truly after?

I have now installed multiple configurations in the 8P S3.
Best combo to date was STX XTA coil overs + ST Swaybars.

Rides about 100% smoother and nicer than stock.
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Re: S3 8P suspension
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2017, 08:27:48 pm »
I don't know if they have bolt on kits, but I have had very good service from Centreline Suspension on Great North Rd, worth having a chat with them
likewise, however unless they've moved, they are no longer in business. Their old building is now hyper ride. Anyone know where Chris is now?
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Offline McDoof

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Re: S3 8P suspension
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2017, 09:01:20 am »
likewise, however unless they've moved, they are no longer in business. Their old building is now hyper ride. Anyone know where Chris is now?

According to Dr Google
Address: 37 Mackelvie St, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021
Phone: 09-376 8082

EDIT: Companies Office says the company was removed on Feb 2017.
« Last Edit: August 04, 2017, 09:05:53 am by McDoof »
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Offline bedrmninja

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Re: S3 8P suspension
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2017, 05:11:54 pm »
What would you like to know and what are you truly after?

I have now installed multiple configurations in the 8P S3.
Best combo to date was STX XTA coil overs + ST Swaybars.

Rides about 100% smoother and nicer than stock.

How much did that set you back?

Also where did you purchase them and got installed?

Thanks in advance

Offline bedrmninja

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Re: S3 8P suspension
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2017, 06:22:25 pm »
When you say they are getting tricky? Do you mean that they did not believe that the brand new <insert expensive item here> was worth less than $400, so they got the real value of it and charged you GST on it?

No imean anything $400 nzd incur import duty, custom handling fee and GST on top of that. Years back it used to be a lot easier to grt away from importing goods that are way over $400. Now they have tightened up screening which will result in paying duty and other fees.


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Re: S3 8P suspension
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2017, 07:49:47 pm »
How much did that set you back?

Also where did you purchase them and got installed?

Thanks in advance

I provided the kit bud,
Installed it for the customer, along with full setup, including corner weight configuration.
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