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    Today whilst driving home on fairly decent roads in a 30mph area, turned a left hand corner and TWANG from off side front. got out but no sign of anything obvious and the car still sits level, Is this the dreaded spring breakage? It seems its gonna be lowered sooner than i expected

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    Maybe. Normally just about 3 - 4" off the last coil breaks, so level doesn't look odd. A closer inspection is needed.

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    a "TWANG" is very spring sounding to me! get it lowered!
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    its possible i had the same thing when i came to a stop at lights, turned out o/s/f spring had fractured!
    give it a good look over asap m8.

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    same here i has been snapped for a while and a twang on friday so i've ordered some lowering springs £84 delivered

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodworm View Post
    Today whilst driving home on fairly decent roads in a 30mph area, turned a left hand corner and TWANG from off side front. got out but no sign of anything obvious and the car still sits level, Is this the dreaded spring breakage? It seems its gonna be lowered sooner than i expected
    Got to be the spring mate, ive had 2 snap on me in the past, and the twang is quite distinctive.

    In my case it was follwed by the sounds of metal being thrown on the floor!

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    It can also be a sign the spring seat mod needs doing. The dealers can fit a plastic sleeve to the bottom of the front springs to stop them catching on the bottom cup and releasing causing the "twang".

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    Think i heard a twang come from the rear of mine last week, but has been fine since, or so i think, must be a snapped spring by the soundings of this thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigP View Post
    It can also be a sign the spring seat mod needs doing. The dealers can fit a plastic sleeve to the bottom of the front springs to stop them catching on the bottom cup and releasing causing the "twang".
    Mine used to make more of "cuh clonk" than a twang. When it did go "twang" it had snapped lol

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    mine made lots of noises, after the car had been parked over nite i noticed front left was sat down so i jacked it up and sure enough it had snapped in two places so i had the excuse to buy the lowering kit
    but i was not expecting that the front right had snapped (and had been for a long time looking at the state of the metal) And when i jacked the back up i then descoverd that one of the back was also snapped so i had 3 broken and i dont drive like a nutter i slow down over speed bumps and try to avoid the pot holes so why snap 3

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