View Full Version : Do springs get worn out?

11-05-2008, 11:46 PM
I have 99 A4 previous owner bought Bilsteins sport about two years ago. Still has stock springs. Car has approx. 149000. My question is I have been feeling in my car that it is a little spongy, would that be the shocks or springs since they are old. I would like to replace the springs with some H&R's. How would that affect my suspension/shocks?

11-06-2008, 01:11 AM
it's your shocks bro. i hope i'm right, but the springs take the force of the car coming down, and the shocks help it stay nice and smoothlike on the way up. so if it's springing back too much and feeling spongy, (i think that's what you mean), you should get new shocks.

but it's also recommended that you replace both shocks and springs at the same time. or get coilovers and kill two birds with one stone. plus, they're adjustable.

good luck man

11-06-2008, 08:43 AM
It's most likely the shocks.
Springs just sag over time, or get shorter. They don't change spring rate significantly, since that's more a function of the material and geometry, which doesn't change.