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    Johnny\'s dead right...

    johnmv55 - I take it all back - you're dead right - they've changed the design of the door seals on the new 3 door - have you got new design on your car? If so any rattles???

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    Re: Johnny\'s dead right...

    I had my 3 door delivered 1st October and it had rattling seals.

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    Re: Johnny\'s dead right...

    Have they changed the design on the Sportback?

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    Re: Johnny\'s dead right...

    My newly arrived Sportback has NO rattles at all - and with no suspension either if anything was going to rattle it truly would!

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    Re: Johnny\'s dead right...

    No rattles to report on my new 3 door either... delivered 26th October.

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    Re: Johnny\'s dead right...

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    My newly arrived Sportback has NO rattles at all - and with no suspension either if anything was going to rattle it truly would!

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    Patience dear boy....patience.... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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    Re: Johnny\'s dead right...

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    My newly arrived Sportback has NO rattles at all - and with no suspension either if anything was going to rattle it truly would!

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    Patience dear boy....patience.... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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    Thanks Bowfer - you really are a comfort! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/swear.gif[/img]

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    Re: Johnny\'s dead right...

    bowfer, no rattles in my september 2003 A3 [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]. Patience?-)

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    Re: Johnny\'s dead right...

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    bowfer, no rattles in my september 2003 A3 [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]. Patience?-)

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    Do you have the rock hard S-line suspension ?

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    Re: Johnny\'s dead right...


    No rock hard suspension on my 2005 a3 s-line...

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    Re: Johnny\'s dead right...

    I suppose 'hard' means different thing to different people MB,but there's no denying it's bloody hard compared with most cars.
    Alright,if you've driven hyper-lowered Max-Power rejects,then it won't seem that bad,but for a mass produced car it's bloody hard.
    Even Top Gear go on about the fact that Audi don't seem to be able to make sports suspension without going rock-hard (their TT soft-top test v Chrysler v something else).

    The S-line suspension,combined with the 40 profile tyres,does ask more of the build quality than softer suspension and squishy-sidewall tyres.

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    Re: Johnny\'s dead right...

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    I suppose 'hard' means different thing to different people MB,but there's no denying it's bloody hard compared with most cars.
    Alright,if you've driven hyper-lowered Max-Power rejects,then it won't seem that bad,but for a mass produced car it's bloody hard.
    Even Top Gear go on about the fact that Audi don't seem to be able to make sports suspension without going rock-hard (their TT soft-top test v Chrysler v something else).

    The S-line suspension,combined with the 40 profile tyres,does ask more of the build quality than softer suspension and squishy-sidewall tyres.

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    I was eyeing up some 16" A3 wheels on Ebay at the weekend....probably still handle nearly as well too....

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    Re: Johnny\'s dead right...

    I couldn't go back to 16's,no way.
    They just look daft,IMO.
    17's minimum,but not the standard A3 sport design,which I think looks awful.

    18's needn't mean a harsh ride though.
    I was in one of those ST Mondeo's the other week.
    It had 18's and a comfy ride.
    Mondeos may get slagged for this and that,but their handling is usually given top marks.

    I wouldn't have one (they scream 'company car') but it was alright.

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    Re: Johnny\'s dead right...

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    No rock hard suspension on my 2005 a3 s-line...

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    Mine either, I'm more than happy with the setup on mine

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    Re: Johnny\'s dead right...

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    Alright,if you've driven hyper-lowered Max-Power rejects,then it won't seem that bad,but for a mass produced car it's bloody hard.

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    That'll be my R32 then!

    If you think the s-line ride is hard try a mini cooper S... The suspension on that was so stiff that on a b road blast it used to shake bits of trim free!

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    Re: Johnny\'s dead right...

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    No rock hard suspension on my 2005 a3 s-line...

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    Mine either, I'm more than happy with the setup on mine

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    Maybe the extra weight of the quattro helps preload the springs ?
    I think the quattro adds something like 150kgs to the weight,doesn't it ?
    That's like having two lightly built people in the car,which does make the ride in my car better.
    When a car's ride is improved with load,that's a sure sign that the springs are too hard.

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    Re: Johnny\'s dead right...

    Very true Bowfer, unless you have a Quattro in which case its no longer an issue. Or you could get lighter wheels for the same effect...

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    Re: Johnny\'s dead right...

    Bowfer, try a BMW 3 Series sport on 18's (Painful and i really don't know what people rave about, they must just believe the BS in magazines!)

    or a Saab 9-5 on 18's , Impreza WRX was no softie either and that was on 17's

    Ever ridden in a Civic Type R?

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    Re: Johnny\'s dead right...

    Civic Type R looked like a bread van and felt like the suspension had been made by Barney Rubble. The red seats and sprayed silver dash and interior door handles finished it off for me. Too much like an MG Metro with red carpet and belts I had in the early 90's, but without the class and 13" wheels! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif[/img]

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    Re: Johnny\'s dead right...

    Yeah it all sounds really groovy - but do the new design door seals rattle? - never mind about "I just got the car" - I "just got the car" once upon a time too - but about 2000 miles later the window started rattling...so what's the answer???

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    Re: Johnny\'s dead right...

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    Yeah it all sounds really groovy - but do the new design door seals rattle? - never mind about "I just got the car" - I "just got the car" once upon a time too - but about 2000 miles later the window started rattling...so what's the answer???

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    Only done about 400 miles, not yet is all I can say.

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    Re: Johnny\'s dead right...

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    Too much like an MG Metro with red carpet and belts I had in the early 90's, but without the class and 13" wheels! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_roll.gif[/img]

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    I had one of them!!! It used to list to starboard a bit though due to a leak in the hydrogas suspension.

 

 

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