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Broken spring - how much to repair?

doublem_1 Sep 21, 2010

  1. doublem_1

    doublem_1 Member

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    I need a replacement spring on my A3 quattro sport 2002. I've contacted one garage that specialises in vag repairs. They quoted me between £100 - £115, which includes parts, vat and labour. Is this a good price? Also, he recommended replacing in pairs. Is this really necessary?
     
  2. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!! VCDS Map User

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    £30-£40 for a spring, £20-£30 to fit.....job done
     
  3. doublem_1

    doublem_1 Member

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    Wheres the best place to buy one from?
     
  4. 1animal1

    1animal1 The Clar!! it mouves!!! VCDS Map User

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    either or, your ideally best replacing both....we've just had one changed but you have to make sure you get the colour off the other to match them up, ours was something like 'black black pink'

    although i dont know what Audi charged, you can get from Euro car parts too, theres 3 different brands to choose from
     
  5. JD09

    JD09 I'm not modding, I'm improving VCDS Map User

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    Front or rear? If it's rear, might be worth replacing it yourself. I had a front spring replaced recently for one hours labour @ £50 and found a second had rear spring off a kind chap on here.

    Post up a thread asking for one or look on eBay. That's the cheapest route :)
     
  6. doublem_1

    doublem_1 Member

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    Ok I'm going to go out tomorrow and get a spring from a scrappies. I have a query though, is there any difference between a spring from a quattro model and a FWD model? Mines a quattro so I want to get the right one.
     
  7. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member VCDS Map User Audi S3

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    not sure, but i would have thought so due to the weight difference of the cars
     
  8. thegoal007

    thegoal007 Another S3 owner....

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    btw, if your buying new springs - don't forget...do the job...in pairs.
    Check shocks are OK whilst your at it and do them too at the same time....and again in pairs even if only one needs replacing
     
  9. sportstractor

    sportstractor Chugger

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    £115 is good.
    I paid £70 for a rear spring from audi
     
  10. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    i have some like new, rear springs, 4 pink dots... i think it was a factory lowered option, 15mm max.. i would say 18 months old, pm me if interested (s3)
     

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