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  1. Checked the room and sizes again and again, but I'm not going to do it.. Nobody in the Netherlands has done this, and I'm just afraid I will drill the wrong place. I keep ending up near the engine mounts, and there is less then 1 cm room between the side and the mount. No option to mount something.
    I will mount the Sierra bar back in place and get it lined up again. 

  2. Can anybody give me some more measurements please?

    installing the Tiebar conversion as winterjob now.

    I got the tie bar designed as on the image from Richard, got the Sierra bar out to see how and where they will fit but I am not sure where to mount the bracket on the car. I can only drill holes ones in the body 😐

    What Are the angles and or inches for mounting them on the right place. When I fit them as they are now they come at 35 cm (14 inches) from the support arm mounting. But this is at the same place the engine mounts are in.. so no space for a bracket / L plate on the inside.

  3. Got them all fitted up in te car, the front was terrible to reach, even had to disconnect the radiator and coil to get the bolts out but they are in. In the front I have them a bit lower then before, the rear is the same height. But now, I am struggling with the set up.. on the screw is a - and a + I have started in the middle and have been testing with +2 towards the +.. and been doing this for a few times now but I can not seem to get it correct.

    I believe I have it to hard, on asfalt, no problem.. but on a brick road, my teeth are coming out and my kidneys have dents in them.. Not really sure how to set them and is - or + softer?? kinda lost. I think specially the rear is the working area. 

  4. Dave from Dampertech is sorting stuff out for me regarding the shocks. Now about the spirng rate for the rear, would 125 also be enough?

    I took the old out of the rear, and this one is very dead.

    10" closed with a pen mounting on top.

  5. Thanks for the info. 

    Dave from Dampertech Should be back from hi sholiday after the weekend so I will ask him if he has any options for the rear.. The front ones I will take:

    Coilovers 13" open, 9" closed 1,9" ID diameter with 125 LB springs.
    Is Gold racing worth the extra pay? or will the regulars work also just fine? 

    Or will this also be fine for my road use?

    GAZ Universal Coilover 1.9" 13” Open 9”


  6. The front shocks are inside. 
    Any contact that can help me out in this? maybr a contact @ GAZ or something? from the Netherlands, there is almost nothing to get. 

    Measuring is an option, but it's all from new (1998) are these dimensions nowhere avaliable.. car height is ok for me

  7. Hi All,

    After finishing my 7 last year for the RDW (Dutch IVA) engine rebuild, partly renewed the outside, new wrap, exhaust shield, new diffusor I now want to renew my suspension.

    I own a 1998 S3A with the original shocks/springs (horrible) and the front Sierra bar. I had some tie bars made that are to find here on the forum, included with all new rubbers etc. to be fitted when I also fit new shocks.
    In the Netherlands not a lot of info is in the market for these cars, so therefor I would like to know what I need to get. 

    GAZ provides these for a decent price I believe, but what length/size shocks do I need and what weight of springs? I have no idea.
    The cars weight is 680. KG.. add 100 kg when I'm in it. 

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