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snapped S3 rear spring / coil

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by S3KO4, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. S3KO4
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    [Jan 6, 2011]
    Hi, everyone

    The cold weather plus age, has snapped one of my rear spring, I found the C shape coil under the car! I think it is a bit less common issue, but was wondering if I could use a coil from an A3 1.8t and does it alter the performance at all?

    thanks everyone.
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  3. finesse
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    quattro springs are different to fwd
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    Ive got a set....pm,d
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    Hi, I'm fitting coilovers on my S3 this afternoon so will have a pair of springs if it helps? If you're happy to pay the postage and a couple of quid for a beer you are more than welcome to them. Let me know
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    3hZ Audi's make the world go round

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    So Quattro springs are different to the basic 1.8T? Only ask because my F/O/S coil spring went a couple weeks back, went to a firm called BMS and they got me a spring but slightly different to the original. Had no problems so far.
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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Fronts not so much. Rear suspension setup is very different, as there is a driveshaft coming to the wheel which has to have room made for it.
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    3hZ Audi's make the world go round

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    Yeah I know, mines the 1.8T Quattro. Just thought i'd ask. Better to be safe than sorry! lol
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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    :yes:
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    I changed them on my Quatty last year after it failed it's MOT on one being broken........ they wern't that exspensive as i remember from |GSF and the salesman noted that they were the same item as fitted to the TT
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    cheers, everyone, I will have look at the weekend just to be sure. once I find out, I will let one of you guys know, to take your old springs. I asked because a mate offered me his old ones, and I was not convinced it would be the same, for the same reasons mentioned above.
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    Hi, BeachBuggy, I am only after one spring, to save on weight as well, please let me know how much you are after I will paypal it to you. cheers.
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    I had same problem so have 1 rear spring if you need it, just pay me for carriage.
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    i need one rear spring for my S3.. anyone got one spare?
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    I have a spare one, but it's not at the best condition..
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    think i also have a spare set knocking about in the garage, as someone else said, very used but in functionable condition.
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    got one sorted from minimatto, it's in the post now, so i should have it tomorrow.. thanks again matt
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