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Broken rear spring - are BAM rear springs same as AMK rear springs?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by chris-edin, Nov 24, 2011.

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    [Nov 24, 2011]
    Sorry for being thick!!

    Car went into the local VAG specialist for a Pre-mot (pleasant surprise, got it free!!)

    Mechanic found the wee tail has broken off the N/S rear spring.

    I'm going to have both replaced with standard items, search threw up a load of threads about GMBH springs and silver / pink dots.

    I noticed some pink dots on the spring that is broken.

    Also checked the optionals, does this mean anything? - 1JF = Rear sports shock absorption

    Will replacement springs from a factor match or am I best going to the Stealers to get them off the chasis number, what kind of bill can I expect?

    Cheers guys
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    I have a full set of 2 front and 2 rear pink dot springs for sale. Will be considerably cheap than new ones and in excellent condition. Pm if you're interested
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    I went to Audi for mine for the same reason, concern over the specific spring rates, I paid through the nose but just saying they were 4 blue dot springs, and them turning up, was good.
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    Can you remember how much they cost mate?
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    [Nov 24, 2011]
    £128 for two in March 2009.

    Ouch.
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    Ahh bugger, always at the wrong time of year lol.
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    [Nov 24, 2011]
    Hope somebody can help, Beachbuggy offered me some springs.

    Will the rear springs off his BAM be the same as my 01 AMK??

    Cheers Chris
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    I'll happily take them back and give a refund on return if your not happy....
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