Lowering springs

Ryan D

Member
Looking at getting some lowering springs as I commute on country lanes and the lean when going around bends can get slightly annoying. Will Skoda fabia h&r springs fit the a2?
 

A2Steve

A2OC Donor
Yes they will, but you’d be far better off buying a set of Jom blueline coilovers instead. At less than £200 delivered they are far smoother than springs on the A2 and the handling is superb. Unless your current shocks are in superb condition and designed for lowering springs then they will need replacing too and the coilovers will work out cheaper overall.
 
Looking at getting some lowering springs as I commute on country lanes and the lean when going around bends can get slightly annoying. Will Skoda fabia h&r springs fit the a2?
A little lean is part of the a2 make up if your travelling mainly on country roads be careful you don’t make it so stiff you could end up with a bone jarring ride ..
 

cheechy

A2OC Donor
A little lean is part of the a2 make up if your travelling mainly on country roads be careful you don’t make it so stiff you could end up with a bone jarring ride ..
Yup its all about what you want. I had pro sport coilovers on my car for around 2 years and eventually got tired of the jarring ride quality. The handling though was really good - so i had to decide to compromise on handling for ride quality. Eventually went for Monroe sports dampers and weitec 30mm drop springs.

Another thing that improved the handling was replacing the dog bone mount after 15 years of wear and tear. That made as much difference to comfort than the replacement of the coilovers as it was completely shot.
 

PlasticMac

Member
Is it possible to fit lowering cups, which I believe, are OEM fit to be Sport, to drop the car a bit, whilst retaining a similar ride? This may be complete b0ll0cks if course! I'm sure someone will quickly put me right ...
Mac.

Edit: It's a deeper top mount incorporating a cup, I think.
Mac.
 
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Ryan D

Member
Yup its all about what you want. I had pro sport coilovers on my car for around 2 years and eventually got tired of the jarring ride quality. The handling though was really good - so i had to decide to compromise on handling for ride quality. Eventually went for Monroe sports dampers and weitec 30mm drop springs.

Another thing that improved the handling was replacing the dog bone mount after 15 years of wear and tear. That made as much difference to comfort than the replacement of the coilovers as it was completely shot.
Thanks, replaced dog bone mount about 6 months ago so that’s checked off the list with all of the track rod ends, wishbones, droplinks, etc
 

Colin 540

A2OC Donor
Yes they will, but you’d be far better off buying a set of Jom blueline coilovers instead. At less than £200 delivered they are far smoother than springs on the A2 and the handling is superb. Unless your current shocks are in superb condition and designed for lowering springs then they will need replacing too and the coilovers will work out cheaper overall.
Yes they will, but you’d be far better off buying a set of Jom blueline coilovers instead. At less than £200 delivered they are far smoother than springs on the A2 and the handling is superb. Unless your current shocks are in superb condition and designed for lowering springs then they will need replacing too and the coilovers will work out cheaper overall.
Steve,
I’m looking to replace my shocks this sounds tempting.
What about the top strut bearing on the front will standard ones be ok
 
Steve,
I’m looking to replace my shocks this sounds tempting.
What about the top strut bearing on the front will standard ones be ok
You want to fit polo 6n
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items they are a beefed up version straight swap they have been mentioned many times before on here part number above ..👍
 

A2Steve

A2OC Donor
Steve,
I’m looking to replace my shocks this sounds tempting.
What about the top strut bearing on the front will standard ones be ok
Factory springs and shocks in excellent condition will be more comfortable than the Jom blue lines by a long shot, but if your suspension is showing over 100k then the Jom coilovers will be an improvement.

The only thing that doesn’t come with the kit is the top mounts for the front struts. Worth replacing while the factory stuff is off because they are less than £30 a pair and would require a complete strip down again if yours wear.

Bare in mind though that the minimum amount the coilovers lower the car is 30mm
 

Kaz

Member
there is a lot of talk about this on the german forums - the consensus was eibach fabia springs, and bilstien shocks - ive got for this setup with the b4 shocks - and new topmounts and rubbers at the rear - you need the sport topmounts for the front to keep it level though (i didnt know this at the time and front is slightly higher then the back.

Much better then the coilover setup i had
 
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