Jul 25, 2016
Just noticed this orange piece on my rear suspension - is it a transportation block?
There're not usually visible as when fitted on the shock absorber pistons to prevent any movement. Symptoms include suspension jacked up and a very stiff and crashy ride..
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
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...
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
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.
What suspension have you got, size of wheels and is yours a se, sport or sline?
Adaptive comfort suspension, 18s and it's an s-line
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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