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Most likely suspect!

blackshuck Apr 27, 2013

  1. blackshuck

    blackshuck Member

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    Hi people,
    I've been having this problem since getting the car last August but now I've lowered the car it's worse!

    When I go round a roundabout especially a particular cobbled one in the middle of town
    I get a clonking noise from the NSF suspension!

    Can anyone shed any light on what needs replacing please?

    Adam
     
  2. danderton

    danderton Member

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    I had something similar - turned out being the antiroll bar droplinks causing it. (Failed MOT on it)

    Edit - For me - The FK ones that came with the lowering Kit were sh*t quality and only lasted 18 months
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2013
  3. blackshuck

    blackshuck Member

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    Bump
     
  4. vfr800

    vfr800 Active Member Team Dolphin Grey Audi S3 quattro Audi A6

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    have you looked at the top mounts?
     
  5. blackshuck

    blackshuck Member

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    Just replaced them when fitting my new springs, it's more a metallic sound!
     
  6. dre_S3

    dre_S3 Member

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    What's your lower arms like mate (wishbones)
     
  7. blackshuck

    blackshuck Member

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    All looked good & felt tight
     
  8. mattyboy199

    mattyboy199 Well-Known Member

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    drop links ! did mine last week, no more knocking & feels tight.
     
  9. blackshuck

    blackshuck Member

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    Drop links it is then, first anyway!

    Thanks guys
     
  10. blackshuck

    blackshuck Member

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    Right, so I've changed the drop links both sides and track rod ends as there was some play BUT I'm still getting exactly the same clonking noise!

    Any ideas?
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2013
  11. AG205

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    If you're only getting the noise on a tight corner in a certain direction & not travelling over bumps on the straight I'd maybe look at a front driveshaft as being the culprit?? Try driving slowly on full lock in both directions to see if it does it then :)
     
  12. <tuffty/>

    <tuffty/> Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow... Staff Member Moderator Audi S3

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    Please don't bump a thread by creating a new one and linking to it...

    <tuffty/>
     
  13. blackshuck

    blackshuck Member

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    My bad Tuffty!

    Yes NSF, roundabouts not right turn especially the cobbled one in my town!
     
  14. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

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    I have just had this and it was a slight flat on the inner edge of my alloy wheel. Wheel caught shock absorber when cornering hard right
     
  15. blackshuck

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    Turned out to be the bottom ball joint, the only thing I hadn't changed....lol
     
  16. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

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    Glad to hear its sorted, I thought I`d done a drive shaft untill I saw the alloy
     
  17. blackshuck

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    Lol thanks, still got problems tho but that's on my new post!
     

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