How Different are S-line Springs to Sport/Standard Springs?
As the title says,
How different are the S-line Springs compared to the Sport or Standard springs?
The reason I ask is because my rear offside spring has snapped off at the bottom, less than two months out of warranty!
Bit of background:
I noticed a metallic knocking noise coming from the back off the car and asked a local exhaust place to take a look as I thought maybe the exhaust heatshield was loose. A few minutes later the guy came back with the loose piece of spring in his hand and my heart sank.
Spoke to both my local dealer and Audi UK and they are not willing to entertain a goodwill gesture as the car was not bought through a dealership (I'm the second owner and the car was bought through a trader in Sep 09), even though the car has been serviced and any work carried out has been through an Audi dealership all of it's short life.
The dealer's reason for not helping or even putting my case forward to Audi is because I have not shown dealership loalty! And Audi UK's response was they're commitment ended with the warranty. I explained I wasn't looking for anything free, but I felt a goodwill gesture was not unreasonable as I'm sure the spring is meant to last longer than 3 years and 2 months. Nothing!!
Now after ringing a couple of local motor factors and GSF, the do not list a rear spring for the S line and Euro Car Parts only list a standard or Sport spring. The guy at GSF did say you may find the S line springs are a dealer only part.
Now I know some people will say just put a nice set of lowering springs on the car as it's the perfect time, but I've done all my modifying when I owned my VW's and would prefer to keep the car's suspension as standard (plus the wife drives the car a lot and the suspension is stiff enough).
So getting back to my original question. Anyone know if the S line springs are different to the sport ones as I'm sure they are different to the standard ones?
Also no one has really said how safe or unsafe the car is to drive with the cracked/snapped spring?