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Coilovers soon, few questions

Geeeeze Sep 14, 2019

  1. Geeeeze

    Geeeeze New Member

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    Going to be ordering coil overs soon for my a3 , while I’ve got all 4 corners dismantled is there anything I should be replacing or would benefit from being upgraded, like any bushes known for going bad? Also if there anyway of telling what strut size I need, 50mm or 55mm, without taking mine out and checking part numbers.

    Thanks in advance:thumbs up:
     
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  3. SootySport

    SootySport Well-Known Member Team Silver

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    Have a check of all the rubber suspension bushes and the track rod ends, they are the most common parts that wear. And have a look at the steering rack, CV gaiters.
     
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  4. Sayam

    Sayam Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    top mounts and bearings
     
  5. A3JP

    A3JP A3 1.8 TFSI S-Line リミテッド

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    Replaced the front top mounts and bearings on mine.
     
  6. DPM

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    As mentioned the top mounts and bearings are a must really.

    What engine size and spec if your A3?

    Damian @ DPM Performance
     
  7. Geeeeze

    Geeeeze New Member

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    Sorry late reply haha, it’s a 2.0tfsi Quattro 2005
     
  8. Nessy

    Nessy VW + Audi mad

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    .......and torque the front suspension bearing /mount top nut to the correct setting (IIRC 44 lbs ft) .
    Too tight or too loose and you’ll have clunks / noises .
     
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    Geeeeze New Member

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    Clunks and noises when going over speed bumps or turning? I have a strange clunking sound coming from front corner when going over big bumps and not been able to find what it is, previous owner replaced spring trying to cure the noise but no luck, probably top mount too tight or loose maybe
     
  10. Nessy

    Nessy VW + Audi mad

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    TBH not really sure, I renewed all my shocks & springs a few months ago (along with top mounts etc) and came across quite a few posts saying to get the front top mount nut torqued up correctly .
    Many people just tighten it with an air tool or similar and then find noises developing , too loose and noises develop, too tight and it just ruins the bearing in time .
    I was careful to get the torque just right and 6 months later all is still perfect.
     
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