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S3 handling problem - suspected anti-roll bar "insert" + shocks

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by dpeilow, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. dpeilow
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    Hi,

    After carrying what was probably too heavy a load a while back (don't ask) my car hasn't been handling right since. There has been too much body roll on bumpy roads and it hasn't been tight going around corners.

    So I took it into Fontains to get it checked out and just had a phone call to say both rear shocks need replacing (£250) and also the anti roll bar "inserts" are cracked and also need replacing (another £250 fitted...)

    That last price seems a bit steep. I'm presuming they are talking about arb bushes. What else is there that could be costing this much?


    Dave
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    The arb bushes would not be £250, they're more like £30-£40 for the nuespeed ones. As for a new arb then they're around £250, but why do your rear shocks need replacing?
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    sounds like a great excuse to sort out the handling with some decent suspension components!
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    you need to stop picking up fat burds ;) lol

    rite.. I would take the car straight back from the dealers, order up some shocks from your local motor factors.. approx £100 will see 2 shocks.. I just had a quick check on the Eurocarparts.com website.. and they come up with


    REAR SHOCK ABSORBER AUDI TT COUPE QUATTRO -12.99
    Upto Cha 8NY-120000 £51.84

    A garage will charge you max 1 hours labour to fit them.

    Also.. ARB bushes should be about £25 - £30 to get sorted
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    Thanks for the info

    I spoke to the garage again yesterday afternoon. They are saying it is in fact the whole ARB that needs replacing. They said this is £50 plus two hours labour.
    Given that they are doing the shocks at the same time, this seems a bit high for the labour time to me.
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