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S3 Top Mounts

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Sandip, Aug 31, 2007.

  1. Sandip

    Sandip Well-Known Member

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    replaced my top mounts today as you can see they look worn out, i had a knocking noise thought it was my anti roll bar bushes replaced the top mounts instead and the knocking has gone and the ride is brilliant. [​IMG]
     
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  3. fingermouse

    fingermouse thats me

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    how much were they out of interest as I may change mine when I do the suspension
     
  4. Sandip

    Sandip Well-Known Member

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    cheap, £30 thats two mount's and two bearings from the dealers :icon_thumright:
     
  5. s3jon

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    i paid £18 from gsf for mine.:cool:
     
  6. jonS3

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    were they genuine audi parts? I've bought top mounts from GSF before for a mk3 golf gti and they useless, ended up taking them back and buying genuine.....
     
  7. Sandip

    Sandip Well-Known Member

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    mine are genuine audi parts
     
  8. CLS3

    CLS3 Every penny goes on the Audi!!

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    I know this is dragging up and old thread but I believe this trait of the S3 hinders a lot of people so...

    exactly how hard is it to replace the top mounts. Is it a case of dropping the strut down and sliding old mounts and bearings off and sliding new ones on?

    Thanks for any help Chris :o.k:
     
  9. Ian W

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    Remove strut, strip strut, replace the mount and bearings, refit !

    Not difficult but a bit time consuming and you need the correct tools.
     
  10. CLS3

    CLS3 Every penny goes on the Audi!!

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    good good, thanks for that.

    And a little off the subject Ian, how do you find your B8's and H&R springs? they could well be my next addition to the S3. do they ride quite harshly with the 18" RSTT's?

    Thanks
     
  11. jesters3

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    Anyone got the part numbers?

    Also I take it this was for the front only; how about the rear what is needed for these; if any?
     
  12. Ian W

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    Can't recommend them enough, car feels like a go kart now, everytime I get to a roundabout I seem to build up speed and throw it in !

    Well worth the money IMO, standard stuff doesn't come close !
     
  13. vanilla_ice

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    Has comfort been comprimised by the B8's to any great extent?

    ICE
     
  14. Ian W

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    No, not enough that I notice tbh.
     
  15. CLS3

    CLS3 Every penny goes on the Audi!!

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    Thats good to hear, my S3's ride is as hard as nails with the RSTT's and Roll Bars on.
     
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    ICE
     
  17. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)
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    Sandip, was it hard to replace the top mounts, how long did it take and could you do it yourself??

    I have just replace my front ARB Bushes, but still getting the noise, so i think this may be the next step....

    Thanks
    Nilz
     
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  19. fingermouse

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    its a couple to 3 hours job if you are geared up and stuff comes apart ok, you need a 21mm socket that you can hold with a spanner while you put a 7mm allen key down the center. think other tools required are 18mm, 16mm 10mm spanners/sockets and a splitter or chisel to aid removal of the shocker from the bottom clamp.



    oh and spring compressors if its std suspension.
     
  20. Nilz

    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)
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    Cheers dude, will have a look into that when i get a chance :)
     

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