Mercedes W176 A-Class A45 AMG 4 Matic H&R Sport Springs/Ελατήρια HR, 8.2012->, -25mm/25mm
winner winner chicken dinner.
the car felt amazing with the H&R sports. forget how an S car should handle, it now felt like it handled the way an RS car would handle.
the car now handled a lot better than a 335 would handle.
for anyone who did a rear sway bar (RSB) at the same time as these springs, awesome, I'm sure your car is a dream to drive. but this chassis really only needs these springs to handle well enough for spirited driving. it stays very planted and flat. the highway feel is amazing. twisties the same.
I had incredible confidence when driving the S3 with these springs, even without a RSB.
In twisties, on car club cruises, I easily outran numerous (heavier) tuned S4's which were on coilovers. You can run wild with these springs." - Audizine.com S3 8V
"Το αυτοκίνητο απλά μεταμορφώθηκε σε άλλο όχημα και απολαμβάνω κάθε στιγμή οδήγησης μέσα σε αυτό......Εξαιρετική ποιότητα, τελικά." - Μάνος, Opel Corsa
Product Type: Suspension
for vehicles with electronic suspension control, for vehicles without electronic suspension control See parts list for components
30mm lower front
30mm lower rear
Please note: Vehicles with sport suspension from factory will see less lowering because car is lowered from the factory”
- Mazda6 H&R Sport Springs 30mm Drop
Seat Leon 5F 35mm Drop
Jetta MK6 Before H&R Springs
MK6 After H&R Springs 25mm Drop - VW Vortex
I think these springs did a good job of helping the vehicle look more aggressive
. . . or at least it doesn't look like it's on stilts any longer. The stock
springs have a .25" forward rake; the H&R's have a .1" reverse rake. I think the
vehicle looks pretty well balanced, and I'm not bothered about one tenth of an
inch worth of reverse rake.
If it really bothered me, I could install spring spacers in the rear in less
than 30 minutes, so it's not like this situation is unchangeable.
The stock springs are constant rate springs, whereas the H&R's are progressive
rate springs. Changing to the H&R progressive rate sport springs does three
1) Helps to smooth out the overall ride over smooth to slightly moderate roads.
2) Offers an increased spring rate when the vehicle is under load (think hard
cornering, braking, etc.) which ultimately helps the vehicle perform better.
3) Lowers the vehicle, contributing toward epic badassery.
The overall ride quality is much improved (FYI, I'm still running OEM shocks).
The handling, however, is drastically improved. Prior to the spring install I
was strongly considering doing both F & R sway bars due to the excessive body
roll. I did not expect the H&R springs to reduce body roll to the extent that
they have. At this point, the car feels balanced, handles great, has very little
body roll, and I'm not convinced that upgrading sway bars will actually result
in a performance gain.
All in all, I couldn't be happier with this install.
Street & Circuit Opinion
This kind of feedback from customers who have fitted H&R springs is typical.
If you have never fitted a set of H&R springs to your car before you will be
astonished and amazed by the difference it makes to your car. H&R will exceed
your expectations, in our opinion all cars should be fitted with H&R sport
Golf MK7 with 45mm Drop (Low Version)
Clio D 30mm Drop
BMW M13 XDrive 25mm Drop
BMW M6 F13 25mm Drop
Mercedes A Class 35mm Drop