New A3 lowering kit

I have just test driven the new A3 3.2 quattro which in many respects is a much more refined, and much faster car, than the S3 I have at the moment.
The big issue I have with the A3 is that the car simply sits way too high.
There is far too much gap between the wheel arch and tyre making it look un-sporty. I believe Audi have made a real mistake with this because everybody at the dealership agreed! The dealer says that Audi do not make a lowering kit. Does anybody know if and where I could get a lowering kit, and if Audi are looking to manufacture one?
Thanks in advance
Richard
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You might want to wait until early next year when Audi will apparently release the "S" line of A3, essentially for an additional 700 you get sportier seats, new wheels (18" 5 spoke like the RS6), leather steering wheel (as RS6) and a couple of other things I cant remember.
The dealer said this info should be on the official website this week, if not there already.
HTH
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Cut the springs :)
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You should be on stage with a sense of humour like that.
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Sharp???
Its a joke, chill out
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Apparently, Richard doesn't deal well with anything he considers 'beneath' him.
While Ron's suggestion may have been intended as a joke, mine was *not*. It's very simple. The *only* factor Richard mentioned in his request was looks. If you're only lowering the car for *looks*, the fastest and cheapest way to do it is to simply chop the springs. This even has some advantages, such as retaining the original spring rates on the car (unless you hack off the wrong end of a progressive spring). Before all the 'boutique' spring manufacturers discovered clowns like Richard who will pay almost any amount of money to look 'kewl', cutting the springs was a common practice (I've done it before.) and it is still a legitimate way of modifying the car's ride height. It just won't impress *his* friends, though, will it?
If you have a problem with the way the car *performs*, Richard, I suggest you tell us about it and we can make constructive suggestions for that, as well. After all, I, at least, am a driving instructor for both BMW CCA and ACNA (Audi Club North America; formerly the Audi Quattro Club USA) as well as a race scrutineer with SCCA. I know a few things about vehicle dynamics and how they can be addressed with suspension modifications, but *that's not what you asked for*. You asked how to lower the car for looks. I told you the cheapest and easiest *practical* way to do it. Maybe you'd prefer to try the Kaleco $1.99 Lowering Kit here:
http://www.kalecoauto.com/appear.htm
This is for the *pure* poseur to whom performance means *nothing*. But I'm guessing you'd like to continue *driving* your car as well. -- C.R. Krieger (Been there; done that - yeah; literally)
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Fantastic oxymoron: an American chassis tuner!
You either went to a very cheap school or spent to much time trumpet polishing when the English classes were taking place. Your extremely logical argument would have been much more effective if it had not been accompanied by such appalling grammer. But thanks anyway for stating the obvious regarding vehicle dynamics.
Richard
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Ask yourself who *Audi* hired to win two championships in two professional U.S. road racing series in two successive years. I hear he used to crash & burn Jaguars, too. If that's too obtuse for you, do a search for "Group 44".

Oh, look! One of those witty English references to pounding off! Got any more for us? It's *so* fascinating to see the English fascination with genital and excremental insults!

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I decided to come down to your level. Y'know, calling attention to someone's grammatical shortcomings is *much* more effective when you spell all the words right. You should try it next time.

You're perfectly welcome. Figure out where you can spend the most for shortened springs yet? Have you found any faux carbon fiber ones? -- C.R. Krieger (Been there; sideways)
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Hmm. At least (some of us) are subtle.

(Ignoring the "fiber" spelling - after all, rumour has it that the 'net is worldwide)
Didn't catch the origin of the thread, but thanks for the link!
I think I'll go for the cross-drilled crake lines, personally - reminds me of my first car (a Mini)
Shame they don't carry a Birmingham Screwdriver in the tools section..[1]
H1K
[1] No, not a sexual reference. The mind boggles, but I'm sure that someone can come up with one..![2]
[2] No, that wasn't a reference either. "A blond walked into a pub, and asked the barman for a double-entendre. So he gave her one"[3]
[3] That was ;o)
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C.R. Krieger wrote:

That site was great! Thanks for the link. I personally enjoyed the performance upgrades. I have an O-pipe on order:)
Stu
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