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Rear spring compression

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Plunky, Apr 22, 2010.

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    [Apr 22, 2010]
    Last weekend, whilst bleeding my rear brakes, I noticed that my rear springs (jamex coilovers) are very compressed under load. Basically I saw that lots of the coils of the spring were fully compressed. Is this normal? as I thought it did look a bit excessive.

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    Liam
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    [Apr 22, 2010]
    Do you mean like this?...

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    Coils in a spring are often not equal all the way up, its how to get a spring to be progressive so if its like mine its fine mate. They'll compress a lot at first and then get firmer as you go through the travel of the suspension :). Coils wound tighter will be firmer if that makes sense?
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    [Apr 22, 2010]
    bit more compressed than yours mate, yours looks normal! :D
    I'll get a pic up
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    [Apr 24, 2010]
    heres a couple of pictures of my rear springs...

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    what do people think?
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    [Apr 29, 2010]
    any help?
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    [Apr 29, 2010]
    How much weight is a full load? looks like there still is a long way to go, looking at the rings it looks like they are sitting like that all the time, as a rust ring is developing where they are touching?
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    [Apr 29, 2010]
    not sure about the weight, just seems a little too compressed
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    [Apr 29, 2010]
    take the drugs out of the boot. If its not knocking or banging id say its alright mate.
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    [Apr 29, 2010]
    i didnt think they would affect it that bad! :D lol

    Nothing sounds bad, just didnt look right when i was under the car
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