For the last week or so I have noticed that the ride quality has deteriorated a bit. Mainly at low speeds on very flat pieces of road. So I had a look up my back wheel arches this morning, both left and right rear, and noticed that there is a marked difference between the two. But I wasn't sure whether this was normal? I will try and take some pics tonight (if it's dry) but in the meantime this is my layman's description of what I can see: There is a vertical rod going up from the wheel and disappearing into the boot. At the bottom of the rod, nearest the wheel, there is a black plastic casing (quite flimsy) and then just above that you can see metal disappearing into a yellow plastic block and then above that the metal rod continues up into the boot. On my right rear wheel, there is about one inch of metal rod above the yellow block. On the left rear wheel, there is just 1mm of metal rod above the yellow block. Apologies for the rather abstract explanation but I'd be grateful if someone in the know could tell me whether this is normal - before I drive home tonight.... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/bang.gif Thanks. PS I have quattro, which I imagine is an impt factor.