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Old 06-02-2017, 09:26 AM   #1
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VWR springs ride like ass!

Never expected lowering springs to ride so harsh.. every bump even at low speeds sounds like I hit the struts limit on travel, feels horrible. Maybe the shop installed the wrong? Is that possible?

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Old 06-02-2017, 09:48 AM   #2
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Even when mine were breaking in they still felt no harsher than stock. How many miles do you have? Are still on OEM struts? Did you replace end links?
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Even when mine were breaking in they still felt no harsher than stock. How many miles do you have? Are still on OEM struts? Did you replace end links?
Didn't replace anything, 48K miles on the car and maybe 60 miles on the springs so far. When I hit a bump I get a thunk from the drivers side, might have to check it out after the weekend.

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Old 06-02-2017, 09:54 AM   #4
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Never expected lowering springs to ride so harsh.. every bump even at low speeds sounds like I hit the struts limit on travel, feels horrible. Maybe the shop installed the wrong? Is that possible?

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Im on vwr spings and strut setup and its just too damn good. Make sure its been installed properly and it is possible for the rears not to be seated correctly as far as the fronts its pretty straight forward


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Didn't replace anything, 48K miles on the car and maybe 60 miles on the springs so far. When I hit a bump I get a thunk from the drivers side, might have to check it out after the weekend.

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Check both ends of the endlink on that side.
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Didn't replace anything, 48K miles on the car and maybe 60 miles on the springs so far. When I hit a bump I get a thunk from the drivers side, might have to check it out after the weekend.

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Yeah dude... shoulda replaced end links, strut mounts and bearings. Sucks but your gonna have do that...

Edit: Start with end links because that's super easy and if it fixes you may get away with putting off the mounts and bearing
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Yeah dude... shoulda replaced end links, strut mounts and bearings. Sucks but your gonna have do that...
^ I would of for sure done strut mounts and bearings. Along with new hardware to replace the stretch bolts.
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Old 06-02-2017, 11:21 AM   #8
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The mounts and hardware are cheap, and you have to take it all apart anyway. There's no reason not to replace it all.
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Old 06-03-2017, 11:26 AM   #9
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Driver side strut is locked up, most likely my issues lol. But I will invest in a refresher kit as well. Thanks for all the help!

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