Replace 1 spring or both?

John S. Lagnese jlagnese at
Thu Jun 26 11:35:38 PDT 2008

Yes, they are the same; 8D5 511 115F. It fits 96 to 02 models of A4Q. An old 
one would most likely have  sag. A used pair would have a more similar sag, 
though, it would depend on a similar mileage spring.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andrew Duane" <aduane at>
To: <quattro at>
Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2008 1:49 PM
Subject: Replace 1 spring or both?

> My mother's 1997 A4Q has a broken rear spring. I'm getting an estimate
> on replacing it with a used one from Chris at Force5 Auto, but the
> mechanic mentioned that it might be best to replace both because of
> sagging. If I was using a new spring, that would make sense. Would it
> also if I was getting a similar vintage used spring? BTW, are the right
> and left rear springs the same part?
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