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I just ordered a set of these and would appreciate some feedback from anyone who already has this setup. How do these ride? Any settings you recommend, or things I should pass along to my installer? Have you had the opportunity to compare these to anything else? Thanks in advance!
 

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I just bought a set of these from a member here, brand new that he never installed. I haven’t put them on yet so can’t offer any real world feedback but I did PM a few members on here that have this set and they are very happy with the ride quality.
 

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I know seannyELITE and I chatted about this already, but I should leave this here for anyone else that is researching. When I bought my R8 I knew I was going to lower it ASAP, consequently, I did as much research and reading as I possibly could to make sure that I got everything that I wanted. Personally, I knew I wasn't going to be tracking my car, but I also knew that I do not like riding in a car that feels like it will remove my teeth from my head, or makes me want to exclaim "OUCH" every time I hit imperfections in the road. So I was after that unicorn of great ride and great handling.

During my research about all of the different options, all too often the RSS+ kit was getting a bad rap about being too stiff. Coming from many years of H&R streets in my previous 4 cars, I wanted to look into this more and get a first hand account. I did finally find a shop in Spain that had installed them on a few R8's and spoke with them. Based on their feedback I went for it and COULD NOT be happier!

I believe mine were set up 4 clicks in the front and 2 in the rear (from the softest) per the installer (who has a mass amount of racing experience and is a variable genius, needless to say I trust them). The ride quality is just as good as stock with MUCH better behavior! The stock mag ride would hop if I were to hit any type of bump in the road mid turn. With the RSS+, the dampening is ON-POINT, no more hop and always behaves as you would expect and desire! Another GREAT product from H&R.

Although the car still retains it's amazing ride quality, do not be fooled...toss your car into a turn and the benefits of the RSS+ will be immediately rewarding! Body roll is near imperceptible and the car feels like it is on rails! The only thing I can think, is that this would be comparable to all of the reviews we all hear about how great the 911 is dampened. The chassis is just nailed down and remains livable for normal around town driving.

My car never sees track time and only drive around town and occasionally spirited... So those who want to, or plan on tracking their cars, may want to dial their RSS+ kit in stiffer. With 12 position dampening, you will have everything you want.

I hope this helps anyone in the future trying to research the H&R RSS+ coilovers for the Audi R8
 

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I installed these coilovers when my mag ride went to crap. I have the damping set on the softer side and they are very comfortable, a bit softer than the mag ride in their normal setting. Grip is great and the car no longer squirms around on rough pavement or ruts in the road. I have noticed slightly less traction recently in second and third when flooring it but that might be because of the summer tires in cooler temps.


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I've had these on for a bit now and have taken some longer drives with them so I thought I should add my own thoughts. I took the car in to have these installed at a local Audi/VW specialist shop and passed along the suggested settings from @rwtzero, but was told after they'd test driven it that those settings were much too soft, so they had to go significantly stiffer. I trusted their judgement, but I admit it would have been nice to know what those softer settings felt like first hand. My verdict? After driving it on multiple long drives now, I like them a lot. At their current settings they're stiffer than the mags were, for sure, but I also know that they can be softened if it ever gets to be too much. I'm happy where they are for now though, and at speed I prefer the stiffness as it makes the car feel more solid. Overall, I'd be happy to recommend this kit as an alternative option to those who want something nicer than the BC coilovers but maybe don't want to spend KW money.
 

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I have the same set up and I love it but it is a little harder. The car corners like crazy but bumps are hard.... I also had mine lowered along an inch so that could be a factor also!!
 
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That looks GREAT!!!!! Do you have spacers on your wheels? If so, what size?



Just installed these yesterday, first impressions are awesome! I went with the recommended 6 and 4 clicks from soft on this thread and am quite happy.
 

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Just installed these yesterday, first impressions are awesome! I went with the recommended 6 and 4 clicks from soft on this thread and am quite happy.
Looks great! did you measure before and after to see how your ride height was affected? If not, can you measure current height so I can compare?

Thanks,
Ben
 
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