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Old 03-06-2018, 08:54 AM   #1
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Ride suddenly feels bumpy

I'm suddenly noticing the bumps a lot more. It seems like the rear of the car is hitting small bumps harder and knocking me up and down. Overall, the ride seems less smooth. It's not a vibration, just hitting bumps harder.

I drive a 2012 GTI SE, stock. Right now I have winter tires on: 17" General Altimax Artic. They're on their 3rd season.

Also, this problem came on suddenly. I just noticed it yesterday and today.
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Old 03-06-2018, 04:11 PM   #2
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I'm suddenly noticing the bumps a lot more. It seems like the rear of the car is hitting small bumps harder and knocking me up and down. Overall, the ride seems less smooth. It's not a vibration, just hitting bumps harder.

I drive a 2012 GTI SE, stock. Right now I have winter tires on: 17" General Altimax Artic. They're on their 3rd season.

Also, this problem came on suddenly. I just noticed it yesterday and today.
Could be control arm bushings, failing suspension components... maybe a loose sway bar link?
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Old 03-06-2018, 04:30 PM   #3
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How many miles on your car?
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Old 03-06-2018, 07:31 PM   #4
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80K miles.
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Old 03-06-2018, 07:50 PM   #5
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At that mileage your shocks can be worn out. I'd start looking there. But look at all your suspension components for abnormal wear.
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Old 03-08-2018, 02:38 PM   #6
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If it came on suddenly I'd check all suspension components for any loose/broken bolts/nuts along with any signs of shock blow out.

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