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KevinA41.8T
11-30-2005, 05:45 PM
Hello all... I've been reading the forums religiously for awhile now and i finally found a reason to become a member. I bought my Santorin 98.5 A4 QM1.8T a few months ago and it's been smooth sailing (minus a bad wheel bearing) ever since. I absolutely love the car and it puts a smile on my face everytime i get behind the wheel.

On to the reason...

A few days ago i started hearing a creaking/ rubbing noise coming from the drivers side rear suspension and i got under there tonight to take a look.... my spring has SNAPED! on the bottom about a half of a coil up. this caused the spring to bow and rub up against the shock. i belive it was caused by rust since there was no rubber coating in the area of the break. Any ideas on how much im looking at to have it fixed?? and bad idea to drive short distances?

Thanks in advance ~Kevin [headbang] [wrench]

JMG
11-30-2005, 05:47 PM
Now might be a good time to get a suspension upgrade. You can get a good bilstein H&R (or Neuspeed) combo for around $800 at www.supremepower.com

R-Dub
11-30-2005, 05:49 PM
Could be worse man.

Cost to fix? If your shock assembly is ok then its just 1 spring - though they usually come in kits so you may have to pick up a whole set.

Check Kragen/Autozone for just 1 stock spring though - could save you some coin.

For the install there are a lot of write-ups on the procedure, medium difficulity DIY; shop may charge up to 100-150 to do it.

Eurotuned_A4
11-30-2005, 05:51 PM
just upgrade it. this gives you an excuse if you have the money.

bitterchild
11-30-2005, 05:53 PM
I have stock non sport springs you can have for free.

KevinA41.8T
11-30-2005, 05:58 PM
Thanks for the quick replies!

I was thinking about doing the upgrade but i cant really justify spending $800 bucks right now. I'm putting my self through school and paying off the A4.

I'm capable of the DIY it's justa matter of whether its worth the frustration and time to save a little money...

KevinA41.8T
11-30-2005, 05:59 PM
I may be interested in the springs bitterchild thanks for the offer

BarryT82
11-30-2005, 06:04 PM
I just saw some sport springs on here for sale yesterday. I can't remember who had them but they were cheap.

KevinA41.8T
11-30-2005, 06:34 PM
has anyone else ever had this happen?

offroader1006
11-30-2005, 06:45 PM
i have stock sport spring i can sell ya

KevinA41.8T
12-01-2005, 05:24 PM
so i decided to just go with some H&R Sport springs.... wheres the cheapest/reliable sit to get them from? thanks

goldenchild
12-01-2005, 05:28 PM
get race springs

ExpLlclT
12-01-2005, 05:31 PM
either replace jus the spring with better lowering ones or go for full suspention upgrade sometimes is cheaper to get upgraded ones and a lot easier good luck kind of random tho spring snaped ..

badassbaldie
12-01-2005, 08:41 PM
has anyone else ever had this happen?

you mean like this????
http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/6235broken_spring-med.JPG

Yes, the same exact thing happened to me. That was my sign to get a new suspension setup. Mine is a sport setup. I still have the remaining three, if you need one, pick up the shipping and its yours.

Yuikio
12-01-2005, 09:11 PM
Careful buying springs with a lot higher spring rate than stock. I've read that it can blow your shocks out within a couple months, which is nto what you want. If you don't want to upgrade, get Bitter's springs or a commensurate replacement.

AB18
12-01-2005, 09:26 PM
I have some stock sport suspension parts you can have for free. Let me know if i can help ya out.

KevinA41.8T
12-02-2005, 06:00 PM
yes thats exactly how it broke... i couldnt belive it when i took my wheel off and found that.
i plan on just doing the springs for now and tackling the shocks in the spring. i ordered the H&R sports from AWE last night. i'm kinda strapped for cash right now so this will just get me thru the winter.
and actually there was a post on here awhile ago sayong that the spring rate of the sports was only higher in the front..?

KevinA41.8T
12-02-2005, 06:02 PM
badassbaldie: did you have trouble with you broken spring rubbing on the shock?

Hassmeister
12-02-2005, 10:37 PM
I have the stock sport springs with the Bilstein sport aftermarket shocks and the are plenty stiff.

DRA4
12-02-2005, 11:24 PM
Go with some race springs.