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B8 RS4 problem help

Kurt-RS4 Oct 13, 2018 at 10:47 PM

  1. Kurt-RS4

    Kurt-RS4 New Member

    Hi all
    Having problems with my RS4 B8.5 2013 plate

    Basically took it to local Audi/BMW Specialist as it was running like a ship on rough sea for
    Them to give me the bad news of that I have two shocks absorbers that have failed one being passenger side front and the rear drivers side
    They basically said that I will need the four corners doing which is coming out at £3500!

    My question is
    Do I need to do the four corners if the other ones haven’t failed?
    Does £3500 sound fair?
    Why would they fail at just under 30k mileage

    I’m in the birmingham area

    On my to do list is
    New discs and pads aswell so I want to chose a place carefully

    Can anyone recommend anywhere

    Thanks for reading

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  3. Thundercliffe81

    Thundercliffe81 Well-Known Member Team V8 Team Sepang Audi RS4 Audi Avant Owner Group

    Hi bud.

    If it's the DRC (sounds like it) then it's well reported and documented. Fails a lot. The previous owner sorted mine under warranty. If it hasn't been done already (check your service history) then it's common for Audi to offer a contribution towards it.

    I think as they're diagonally apposed, one effects the other. It does sound steep mate if I'm being honest. Don't get me wrong, it's not a cheap fix but that does sound steep. Take to an Audi RS specialist.

    MRC in Banbury, ADS Automotive in Preston and of course Unit 20 in Chester are all I know. They might quote you better and offer advice on completely replacing the DRC system with high end coilovers and aftermarket damping/anti roll bars.

    That's what I'm looking to do when (not if) the DRC fails again. Hope this helps.

    Great advice can be had on www.rs246.com.

    Good luck and let us know how you get on

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  4. NHN

    NHN Retrofitter - Audi - VW - Skoda - Seat Site Sponsor VCDS Map User

    Tbh given its 2 gone & both ends, best to do all.

    I'll check prices in etka to see what the prices are as I'm curious now.
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