Solution for loud banging from rear suspension!!
Just thought I would share my jubilation with you, My A3 1.8 TS 2000 has been lowered and since I brought it it has had the most awful banging noise form the rear suspension when you go over any kind of bump/man hole!! After much investigation my mechanic mate narrowed it down to the rear axles bushes, he changed these (the old ones were completely shot) and hey presto it now rides like a new a dream, you know that sort of new car feeling! A few points though my bushes were actually VW ones and when I asked at Audi they said they don't do the bushes anymore and advised me to buy a new axle at £430 pls the VAT!! yeah right, contacted eurocarparts £30 for the pair! Also when removing the old ones which is a b@stard, try using a hack saw and if this fails we just burnt one out! Honestly the difference is amazing and I would have happily paid a good few hundred quid for it!
If you need any more advice just Pm me