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    Ride quality really bad - Top mounts needed?

    I have a 52 reg A3 Tdi Quattro and I have noticed particularly in past few months that the ride quality is really bad. You can feel every bump! It doesn't soak any of them up. Also, on the motorway it seems there is a high level of road noise. I am planning on a road trip around europe in May and would really like to sort this by then!

    I replaced the front ARB bushes and this helped a little. But I suspect the top mounts need doing, I'm not expert but the car does seem to sit a little low at the front. Any idea on what could need replacing or looking at?

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    Have you checked your tyre pressures?


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    My tyre pressures are spot on.
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    Top mounts will knock more than anything!,id say cars kinda do that abit in the colder weather (cold tyre's)!

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    Dampers on their way out?

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    I reckon it could well be the dampers. The rears certainly look past it. Is this a fairly straight forward job?

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    Quote Originally Posted by liquids3 View Post
    Top mounts will knock more than anything!,id say cars kinda do that abit in the colder weather (cold tyre's)!
    I suppose there is a kind of knocking noise. It's just the bumps sound really loud in the car. Don't happen to know a good VAG mechanic in Bristol do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by S3Zek View Post
    Dampers on their way out?
    Good excuse to get coilovers tho!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottm4 View Post
    Good excuse to get coilovers tho!!!
    But are they very comfy? And do they add much extra to insurance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by doublem_1 View Post
    But are they very comfy? And do they add much extra to insurance?
    Not to sure as iv not got them and if your suspension is on its way out it could be cheaper to replace with a coilover kit!

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    I've got the ap kit and the ride is really good on the road and still quite firm, the roads are prity bad round me so a good ride (stop it...) is what I was after.
    Last edited by S3Zek; 10th February 2012 at 17:17.

 

 

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