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Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by blackshuck, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. blackshuck
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    [Apr 27, 2013]
    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
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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
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    Bump
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    [Apr 30, 2013]
    have you looked at the top mounts?
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    Just replaced them when fitting my new springs, it's more a metallic sound!
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    What's your lower arms like mate (wishbones)
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    All looked good & felt tight
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    drop links ! did mine last week, no more knocking & feels tight.
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    Drop links it is then, first anyway!

    Thanks guys
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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?
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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 :)
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    Please don't bump a thread by creating a new one and linking to it...

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    My bad Tuffty!

    Yes NSF, roundabouts not right turn especially the cobbled one in my town!
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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
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    Turned out to be the bottom ball joint, the only thing I hadn't changed....lol
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    Glad to hear its sorted, I thought I`d done a drive shaft untill I saw the alloy
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    Lol thanks, still got problems tho but that's on my new post!
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