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    KW HAS Kit pinging

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    Let me preface by saying the KW HAS Kit has improved the handling and appearance of my S4 without any compromise to the ride. In fact, my stock PFL RS3 was much harsher than my current car. It rides beautifully.

    The only issue I have is a pinging sound when rotating the wheels if the car is stationary or creeping forward/reverse.

    The car has been back to the installer twice. The kit was reset but no improvement. The issue appears to be the helper spring causing the pinging sound.

    The installer put in some copper grease at the base of the helper spring which has reduced tge frequency of the noise by 90%, but not eliminated it completely. This is obviously a temporary fix. He feels a rubber shim at the base of this spring will get rid of the noise completely but I donít want to modify the kit.

    The KW distributor has been made aware of the issue and it is not the first time they have heard of this with respect to the kit. Another installer has also reported the same issue.

    Measurements were taken and are being relayed back to KW Germany.

    In the meantime while I hear back from KW, has anybody else experienced this problem and if so was there a fix?

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    Veteran Member Four Rings CreoSTi's Avatar
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    I have not experienced that noise (yet), but I only have a few hundred miles on my KW HAS.

    Maybe try installing a thrust sheet similar to these?

    http://www.swiftsprings.com/products/misc/
    -Mike- : 2001 S4 → 2011 S4 → 2014 S6 → 2018 S4
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    Thanks CreoSti. I think my installer was recommending something similar. Providing the correct diameter exists, I might give these thrust sheets a try.

    Iím not holding my breath with KW to provide me with an answer.

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    Mine did this at first, but hasnít done it in some time now. I did the same thing and went back to the installer several times. It was a massive headache.


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    Veteran Member Four Rings washyourrhands's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by washyourrhands View Post
    Mine did this at first, but hasnít done it in some time now. I did the same thing and went back to the installer several times. It was a massive headache.


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    Just realized I was in the b9 section, but still the same suspension was binding haha


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    Problem solved! KW supplied the correct diameter thrust sheets and installer fit them yesterday. The pinging HAS completely disappeared.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel Bourne View Post
    Problem solved! KW supplied the correct diameter thrust sheets and installer fit them yesterday. The pinging HAS completely disappeared.
    Good to hear and know. Glad it got resolved.

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    Veteran Member Four Rings CreoSTi's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel Bourne View Post
    Problem solved! KW supplied the correct diameter thrust sheets and installer fit them yesterday. The pinging HAS completely disappeared.
    Glad it was resolved. I think I experienced this once recently while turning up a driveway. I'll have my shop reach out to KW if it becomes more consistent.
    -Mike- : 2001 S4 → 2011 S4 → 2014 S6 → 2018 S4
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