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⚠️Have you checked your rear tie arms lately?⚠️

16Klappe Mar 10, 2019

  1. 16Klappe

    16Klappe Man Boost! Supporter

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    Morning all,

    Doing a bit of work on the S3 yesterday and I came across this.

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    All four were just as bad.

    I cannot stress enough how important it is that you thoroughly check over your car, especially if it is new to you.

    I've done about 250 miles since November in my S3, any one of those miles I have been a pothole away from a major mishap.

    If I can miss something as in your face as this then anyone can, so I'd really suggest adding a tie arm inspection to your to do list/service routine.

    Happy boosting.
     
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  3. hendo#1

    hendo#1 Registered User

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    Lucky.

    I have the cookbot lower arms on mine and I check them regularly as no matter how tight I get the locking nuts, they seem to eventually slacken themselves.
     
  4. desertstorm

    desertstorm Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Jeez those are bad, No way that should have passed an MOT I can't imagine it's suddenly got like that in the last 12 months. When I replaced the lower arms on my TT I found one had a small hole in it but nothing like you have. Chip that rust away and it will look a lot worse.
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  5. Ian W

    Ian W Registered User

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    Always worth checking them, this happened to me in October last year on my TT, this was the result of a seized bush but the result is the same, scary!

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  6. Tj 0785

    Tj 0785 Registered User Bronze Supporter Silver Supporter VCDS Map User

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    How fast were you going when that happened?
     
  7. Gonzokew

    Gonzokew Registered User

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    Mine when I changed them. Well worth checking.

    My shocks were worse off so check those out too!

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  8. Ian W

    Ian W Registered User

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    About 30 mate, half an hour earlier I had been giving it some along the motorway. Scary.

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  9. thegoal007

    thegoal007 Another S3 owner....

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    second that....Was there at least some kind of advisory on last MOT?
    If this was undetected on my car on the last MOT and something happened , it would be in the hands of a lawyer.
     
  10. voorhees

    voorhees Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    So do you want the MOTer to chip away at any rust on your car to inspect it ? Could be very time consuming
     
  11. JamieOS

    JamieOS Resident Eejit

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    Damn. I'd better check mine. The underside of mine is fairly crispy. I was planning on replacing all 4 arms with adjustable over the super when I go fitting coilovers. I've already got a bit of camber on the rear with stock suspension.
     
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  13. Alex C

    Alex C Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    is there a difference in length between the upper and lower arm?
     
  14. silestanix

    silestanix Registered User

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    Definitely gonna check mine asap
     
  15. moisty

    moisty Registered User

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    Happend to me today reversing into parking space at work. Think my silver project tie bars had been on for 4 years.

    Glad it happened while reversing.
     
  16. MrRhames

    MrRhames Registered User

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    This happened to me two years ago, i was reversing out of a parking space at work. I change the lower sway bar (correct me if it is the wrong technical term) on the left side at the same time. The lower sway bar on the left side was very rusty as well.
     
  17. Naoise Enright

    Naoise Enright Registered User

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    Hi Mate,
    This happened to me 5 years ago and I got new rose bushes and new tie arm as it broke. It passed the Irish version of the MOT 2 weeks ago and the car is dry stored for 9 months of the year. Should I re bush the rear again? I keep thinking that I could have been killed that day and am always nervous if my parents for jumps into it ! Car has been faultless since. Thanks for your advice. Naoise
     
  18. TrueSoft

    TrueSoft Registered User

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    Checked mine, Oh my gosh, how did car pass MOT upload_2020-11-26_18-29-32.png
     

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