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Transportation blocks?

A4B9 Jul 25, 2016

  1. A4B9

    A4B9 Well-Known Member

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    Just noticed this orange piece on my rear suspension - is it a transportation block?

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  3. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member

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  4. f1nny

    f1nny Active Member

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    I have the same orange piece on my suspension. It seems to be a normal part of the suspension. Parts catalog names it as a "helper spring"

    Item 7 below
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  5. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member

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    In looking at your illustration f1nny I would say that transportation blocks would be fitted under item 6 to stop any movement. Item 7 looks like it could be either a stop or a rebound buffer...
     
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  6. A4B9

    A4B9 Well-Known Member

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    Is the ride height affected by the transportation blocks? Does it look a bit too high on that photo?

    I've compared mine to relatively new Audis (mainly A1s and A3s) and none are as high as mine
     
  7. Daggerit

    Daggerit Well-Known Member

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    Could you just apply some pressure to the car to see if the springs have any give? i.e. bounce the car up and down with your hands? I imagine if the transport blocks were in then it wouldn't really move much if at all.
     
  8. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member

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    What suspension have you got, size of wheels and is yours a se, sport or sline?
     
  9. A4B9

    A4B9 Well-Known Member

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    Adaptive comfort suspension, 18s and it's an s-line
     
  10. cuke2u

    cuke2u Well-Known Member

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    Adaptive comfort suspension has a ride height 20mm higher than the standard sports suspension normally fitted to a sline so it might look higher. To be honest if the ride isn't knocking out your fillings, as it would be rock hard with the blocks in place, then I wouldn't worry.
     

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