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Suspension noise..?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by DJ-S3, Oct 26, 2011.

  1. DJ-S3

    DJ-S3 Active Member

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    Now i don't know if the suspension is meant to sound like it does, but i'll try and explain it best i can...

    It makes a tiss noise :s I've only noticed it when i've had my windows down, but i began to wonder if people who i drive past can hear it as it seems rather loud. Is it meant to make that noise? Like its air suspension, in fact it sounds like when you open a can of coke, that tissing noise.

    Just need to know if it's normal and if not what it might be?

    Dom
     
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  3. TimG

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    Shocks compressing quickly over largish bumps?... then yes.
     
  4. DJ-S3

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    Yeah there louder over speed bumps, but i'm sure i can hear them when driving down roads that arent particularly smooth, which most roads arent these days. Dame government!
     
  5. Lord.of.noname

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    hi,

    i bought my s3 3 weeks ago and i also hear that air-ride sound :p but i cant tell you if its normal?
    hope anyone knows a bit more about this?

    with best regards from germany
     
  6. nally

    nally MPG the new BPH

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    my old sport with 45k on it made a similar noise on speed bumps. evan if you go slow the speed bump in on my estate and i have heard loads of new bwm's make the same noise. its company car central round here
     
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    My 50k shocks make this noise over larger speedbumps too.
    Think it happens more on the front with mine.

    I assume its normal as I've had various people (Audi, an independent VAG, and AMD) playing with my suspension for other reasons and they've never mentioned that anything is wrong with my shocks.
     
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    nally MPG the new BPH

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    good to know i hate when you find a new noise
     
  9. DJ-S3

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    Good to know it's nothing to worry about.
     
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    my a3 also makes this noise, i thought it was normal or just the tyres
     
  11. GNJ_Motorsport

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    My S3 does this as well. Sounds like its normal.
     

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