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broken rear spring

audiholic ste Sep 7, 2013

  1. audiholic ste

    audiholic ste Member

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    Today the bounced the car up the pavement and broke the rear drivers side spring . Audi s3 8l 2000 . My question is do I have to buy a full set or can I just buy the rears and what spring should I go for apex hr ? The car has in my opinion always been stiff and I've felt every little bump in the road
     
  2. kryton

    kryton Member

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    If your going to upgrade you will need full set but if genuine ones just get rear pair
     
  3. audiholic ste

    audiholic ste Member

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    Bit of a mistake should have said . Today the wife bounced ....
     
  4. kryton

    kryton Member

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    i got genuine ones off a breaker with 60k on it for 30 delivered , there are different coloured spots for different spring lvngths so make sure u gvt thv right ones .
     
  5. audiholic ste

    audiholic ste Member

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    The springs are rusty as hell . Don't think I'll find any coloured spots on them or do u mean on the new springs if I go to a breaker ?
     
  6. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona quattro Audi S3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Buy new mate, used ones will go the same way, it's a known fault. I'd be going for fresh shocks too whilst its all off.
     
  7. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona quattro Audi S3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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  8. shady-ninja

    shady-ninja Active Member

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    on a car that old I will change all the shocks along with the springs possibly with an uprated one.
    if its a basic 1.6 A3 then I will just change one spring.
    don't cut corners or else it might bit back in unfavourable conditions such as the wet.
     
  9. audiholic ste

    audiholic ste Member

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    What's a good spring and shock combo . Don't want it stiff as hell and end up with a sore back . My back is bad enough through work .
     
  10. audiholic ste

    audiholic ste Member

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    Being a numb nut when it comes to cars what's the difference between springs and shocks and coilovers .
     
  11. Lavis89

    Lavis89 Well-Known Member Regional Rep Team Sprint Audi A3 Audi S4

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  12. S3quatt

    S3quatt Flat Oot like a ducks Foot VCDS Map User

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    Bilstein's & Eibach Springs are decent enough. 20mm drop over standard, so not too bad.Springs & shocks are just that.Coilovers have the spring over the shock & are fitted as a single unit.Never used them as from what I've read they are generally hard as hell.
     
  13. audiholic ste

    audiholic ste Member

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    New springs and shocks then .
     
  14. Lavis89

    Lavis89 Well-Known Member Regional Rep Team Sprint Audi A3 Audi S4

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    i have coilovers on my car (the entry model AP coilovers) and i find them to be better all around than what the car had on as standard, but the standard suspension was 12 years old.
     

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