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    Broken spring - how much to repair?

    I need a replacement spring on my A3 quattro sport 2002. I've contacted one garage that specialises in vag repairs. They quoted me between Ł100 - Ł115, which includes parts, vat and labour. Is this a good price? Also, he recommended replacing in pairs. Is this really necessary?

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    Ł30-Ł40 for a spring, Ł20-Ł30 to fit.....job done
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    Wheres the best place to buy one from?

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    either or, your ideally best replacing both....we've just had one changed but you have to make sure you get the colour off the other to match them up, ours was something like 'black black pink'

    although i dont know what Audi charged, you can get from Euro car parts too, theres 3 different brands to choose from
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    Front or rear? If it's rear, might be worth replacing it yourself. I had a front spring replaced recently for one hours labour @ Ł50 and found a second had rear spring off a kind chap on here.

    Post up a thread asking for one or look on eBay. That's the cheapest route

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    Ok I'm going to go out tomorrow and get a spring from a scrappies. I have a query though, is there any difference between a spring from a quattro model and a FWD model? Mines a quattro so I want to get the right one.

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    not sure, but i would have thought so due to the weight difference of the cars
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    btw, if your buying new springs - don't forget...do the job...in pairs.
    Check shocks are OK whilst your at it and do them too at the same time....and again in pairs even if only one needs replacing
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    Ł115 is good.
    I paid Ł70 for a rear spring from audi
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    i have some like new, rear springs, 4 pink dots... i think it was a factory lowered option, 15mm max.. i would say 18 months old, pm me if interested (s3)

 

 

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