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    Took my car out this morning, got 100 yards down the road and turned right, no problem, got to the roundabout another 100 yards and turned right again, then there was the loudest bang ive ever heard, far louder than a gun being fired, me and missus both felt something hit the underside of the footwells, i pulled over to take a look, nothing seems out of place, suspension looks fine, and car seems to drive ok, but im very cautious about getting behind the wheel of it now


    still runs in a straight line
    no leaks anywhere
    tyres havent lost pressure
    brakes seem ok (for a VX)
    no strange smells or grinding anywhere



    any ideas???

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    Do you have the spring seat mod? i.e. the rubber sleeves on the ends of the springs to stop the springs rotating and then making a loud crack as they reseat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan View Post
    Do you have the spring seat mod? i.e. the rubber sleeves on the ends of the springs to stop the springs rotating and then making a loud crack as they reseat.

    in English please

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    The exact same thing has happened to me. Spring seat mods (even on an 56 reg car)


    Happy new year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyver1 View Post
    in English please
    The suspension springs don't turn with the car as it turns. But at a certain point the springs decide to turn and snap (whizz around) to the position they should be in. In doing so they create a loud 'Bang' as they do so.

    The mod fixes this problem.

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    if i remember correctly, the car has been making a slight metallic dragging sound, i used to get this on an old Nissan Bluebird, turned out to be the disc cover catching the discs, i ripped them off and never had a problem again

    would the spring reseating make such a loud bang and cause the footwells to shockwave aswell??

    also is it dangerous??

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    Yep, the springs make one hell of an almighty bang when they 'twang' back into place, I sh4t myself the first time it happened.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    The suspension springs don't turn with the car as it turns. But at a certain point the springs decide to turn and snap (whizz around) to the position they should be in. In doing so they create a loud 'Bang' as they do so.

    The mod fixes this problem.
    Better description - thanks. Although I have had copious amounts of alcohol!! lol
    Quote Originally Posted by Guyver1 View Post
    would the spring reseating make such a loud bang and cause the footwells to shockwave aswell??
    Yep, given that the vibration will carry through the body panels etc. When it did it with me before I got the sleeves fitted, it scared the sh*t out of me!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Guyver1 View Post
    also is it dangerous??
    No, just an annoyance, and somewhat disconcerting.

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    does shouting very loudly at the car make any differance??

    and is this spring mod an easy one to do?

    when i say easy, i mean VERY EASY


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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyver1 View Post
    does shouting very loudly at the car make any differance??
    No, but it may make you feel better! lol
    Quote Originally Posted by Guyver1 View Post
    and is this spring mod an easy one to do?

    when i say easy, i mean VERY EASY
    Yep, you just need to compress the springs and slip the sleeves on the end.

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