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Shock failure

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by circleswim, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. circleswim
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    circleswim Lacks Car Funds...

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    [Jan 18, 2011]
    Has anyone actually had a damper pack in after fitting lowering springs on their S-Line shocks?
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    Doubt it. They dont tend to pack in, they just arent "strong" enough to control the stiffer spring.
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    It does make then wear much faster if fitted with incompatible spring. They'll be compressed much more even when static, which will lead to accelerated failure.
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    not that i know of but its common sense really, put a set in a car with 100K on the shock you might see problems but in general id say the most are mine
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