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Re: Coil Spring Life
Dude! (just kidding ;)
The springs on my '85 VW Scirocco *definitely* wore out. Granted, I beat on the car,
and they weren't too heavy duty to begin with. If your shocks/struts are in good
shape, you may want to do a poor-man's test--bounce a corner of the car with your body
weight. It shouldn't bounce more than 1.5 to 2 times, with decreasing travel. If
there's sag in any corner, it could also point to a fatigued spring (but check all
After putting in Neuspeed soft sport springs (only 8% stiffer than stock) the Scirocco
felt immediately better. So even if your springs are in good shape, getting a good
set of aftermarket progressive springs (spring 'stiffness' progresively increases as
it is compressed) would be a lot of fun, and often are cheaper than OEM.
>My Mechanic ( lazy bastard ) told me that there is no need to ever change
>the springs. Please confirm that I am not an idiot when I decipher that
>springs have GOT TO wear out sometime. I'm ready to do suspension in my
>89200T, and I gotta know soon..Help?