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#1 DanGersFord

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:48 PM

Front passenger side suspension springs just snapped!

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:24 PM

Yipes!

Any damage to the motor, or have you limped it home with little damage?

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:27 PM

Luckily it was right outside my house so hopefully not. Im hoping its covered by my warranty. Can't see any other damage but its hard to tell

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:17 PM

Definately get it in like a shot tomorrow, dont see how it could be wear and tear to be honest, so soon after you bought it, so with any fortune it will be covered!

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:23 PM

It shouldn't give you any problems although I would get it sorted asap. My wifes SportKA failed its MOT on both front springs which had snapped. We didn't even notice it and it didn't feel any different after they were replaced.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:28 PM

You can see it on mine the wheels actualy grinding against the wheel arch. You maybe didnt feel the difference cause both had snapped. You can feel the difference with mine lol everytime you turn the wheel it grinds like hell. Ive had the car for 2 years but paid extra for a 3 year warranty and its saved me a fortune so far. Ive had the coil pack, a wheel bearing, and 2 oil leaks fixed on it so far one of which wouldve cost 300 to fix because they had to take out the gear box to fix it so yeah its been fairly good and hopefully its coverred

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:38 PM

Just checked my warranty and as long as the cars not over 60k on the clock the suspension/shock absorbers and bushes are all coverred and mines only done 56k :) so ill be getting it in the garage asap luckily its just round the corner from me

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 06:21 PM

Just checked my warranty and as long as the cars not over 60k on the clock the suspension/shock absorbers and bushes are all coverred and mines only done 56k :) so ill be getting it in the garage asap luckily its just round the corner from me


thats good news then mate,

hope the other side doesn't fail after your warranty expires though... they should be changed in pairs also to minimise suspension imbalance

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 07:14 PM

thats good news then mate,

hope the other side doesn't fail after your warranty expires though... they should be changed in pairs also to minimise suspension imbalance


Thats not so much of an issue its just cus im skint untill the end of the week that im wanting it done under warranty. As soon as the warranty is up which I think is the end of this year im changing to coilovers anyway and lowering it :)

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:40 PM

Thats not so much of an issue its just cus im skint untill the end of the week that im wanting it done under warranty. As soon as the warranty is up which I think is the end of this year im changing to coilovers anyway and lowering it :)


cool mate :)

skint too, man i hate this time of the year!

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:46 PM

cool mate :)

skint too, man i hate this time of the year!


I get paid weekly so im not too bad although over christmas i get paid an advanced wage on the 24th dec and then dont get pai again till half way through january. My problem this week is i got paid on thursday and forked out £200 for new brake pads, discs and rear drums so i was short on what i usauly get anyway lol without possibly having to pay out for a set of new springs aswel lol. I realy should start putting some money aside each week incase of something like this lol i get my money on the thursday and come the weekend its gone haha

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:55 PM

I get paid weekly so im not too bad although over christmas i get paid an advanced wage on the 24th dec and then dont get pai again till half way through january. My problem this week is i got paid on thursday and forked out £200 for new brake pads, discs and rear drums so i was short on what i usauly get anyway lol without possibly having to pay out for a set of new springs aswel lol. I realy should start putting some money aside each week incase of something like this lol i get my money on the thursday and come the weekend its gone haha


haha yeah mate i know that feeling well, i used to get paid weekly too (that stopped about 18 months ago)

you have spent a fair bit on the car recently then :o

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:03 PM

Ive got nothing else to spend my money on mate lol pretty much all goes on the car, its just a small ongoing project basically making it look nice until im 25 then im getting an RS :). Maybe take the girlfriend out every once in a while haha

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:41 PM

Ive got nothing else to spend my money on mate lol pretty much all goes on the car, its just a small ongoing project basically making it look nice until im 25 then im getting an RS :). Maybe take the girlfriend out every once in a while haha


just to mcdonalds i hope :lol:

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:43 PM

:o McDonalds?? Nah thats far too expensive, down the chippy for a cone of chips lol, if shes lucky ill let her get curry sauce lol

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